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What is “Energy Star” and how does it relate to LED Light Bulbs?

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The Energy Star standard was created by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan and the European Union have also adopted the program. The Energy Star name and symbol are administered and promoted by Natural Resources Canada in Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Energy Star and LED Light Bulbs Energy Star certification on LED light bulbs signifies energy-saving performance as well as reliability and overall performance. While there is no charge for a manufacturer to apply for Energy Star certification, the manufacturer...

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Using LED Light Bulbs in your Home: Replacing your old lights with LEDs

Posted by Nick Majors on

Thanks to improvements in technology, it is becoming easier and more practical to replace older light bulbs with LED bulbs in homes and residences. However, many households still do not use LED lighting for a number of reasons. The majority of homes use a mix of incandescent, CFL and halogen lights. While there are some advantages to using these types of lights, there are also a number ways that LED lights offer some key advantages.  Here are a few of those advantages and some tips for using LED lighting in your home. LED Light Bulbs Use Less Electricity In general,...

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