Check out our “Green Lights” and our Energy Star selections on our website! Eco-friendly products have taken on a stylish twist! Bamboo, cork, hemp, and recycled wood, paper and glass are transformed into exciting lighting products! Change your light fixture to an Energy-Star certified product or just change your bulbs to color-corrected fluorescent bulbs! You can realize average rates of return on your initial investment of 30% or more, reduce your lighting electricity bill by more than half, and help save the environment.
Lighting accounts for 20 to 25% of the electricity used annually in the United States. If energy-efficient lighting was used everywhere, the electricity required for lighting would be cut by 50% and aggregate national electricity demand would be reduced by 10%. Energy savings would exceed $12 billion a year while decreasing air pollution by 5%. This would be equivalent to taking 15 million cars off the road, resulting in less smog, acid rain and a slowing of global climate change.” *
Take care when selecting a fluorescent bulb to make sure you get the best color lighting for your needs. Color temperature is a measure of the output “color” of the bulb. The higher the number in kelvins (K), the “cooler” (bluer) the color light it produces. We recommend 3000K for a nice warm pinkish light and 5000K for a clear daylight (called full spectrum) effect. Some variations and inconsistencies exist among manufacturers. For example, Sylvania’s Daylight CFLs have a color temperature of 3500 K, while most other lamps with a “daylight” label have color temperatures of at least 5000K.
Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) come with a screw-in base that fits most table and floor lamps.
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* EPA Green Lights Statement, Copyright 2009 Shades of Light