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St. Paul, MN 55105
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Lighting

  
LightingEvery house requires lighting, but finding efficient bulbs and fixtures is easy to do.  Many retailers carry compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs.  The myth that CFLs produce a harsh color is untrue; there are many choices from soft white to natural daylight.  LED technology is constantly improving and the cost is dropping. 

Look for ENERGY STAR labels on CFL and LED bulbs.

ENERGY STAR – Compact Fluorescent Light Buyers Guide
www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=cfls.pr_cfls_guide

ENERGY STAR – Lighting (Appearance, Brightness, Cost)
www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=lighting.pr_lighting_landing

ENERGY STAR – CFL Color & Mood
www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=cfls.pr_cfls_color

ENERGY STAR – Light Fixtures
www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=LF

ENERGY STAR – Decorate Light Strings
www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=DS

ENERGY STAR – Residential LED Lighting
www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=ssl.pr_residential

 


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