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St. Paul, MN 55105
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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

ENERGY STAR – Lighting (Appearance, Brightness, Cost)

ENERGY STAR – CFL Color & Mood

ENERGY STAR – Light Fixtures

ENERGY STAR – Decorate Light Strings

ENERGY STAR – Residential LED Lighting


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