When you purchase and install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) or light emitting diode lamps (LEDs), you're not only helping to save the environment—you're also improving the quality of lighting and appliances in your home.
That's because ENERGY STAR®-qualified products produce less pollutants and use less energy than their traditional counterparts. And the result is a series of cost savings you'll see right away.
If every home used ENERGY STAR-qualified lighting in just one room, the United States would keep 1 trillion pounds of greenhouse gas out of our air. And in the process, we would save up to $800 million per year in energy bills.
ENERGY STAR-qualified CFLs produce the same amount of light, use as little as one-fourth the energy, and last up to ten times as long as regular light bulbs. ENERGY STAR-qualified LEDs produce the same amount of light, use as little as one-fifth the energy, and last up to twenty-five times as long as regular light bulbs. And while ENERGY STAR-qualified torchieres provide the same amount of light as their halogen competitors, their cooler bulbs are less likely to cause fires.
City Recycling Link for CFLs