ENERGY STAR® not only saves you money, it helps protect the environment
Products that earn the ENERGY STAR® use less energy and prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. With energy costs and climate change top-of-mind for consumers, LEDVANCE is committed to offering solutions that help consumers conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment.
The typical household spends $1,900 a year on energy bills. By choosing SYLVANIA ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs, you can save money on your energy bills.
But more than saving energy, ENERGY STAR® also makes a difference for the environment. Every time you flip on a light switch, run your dishwasher, or turn on your air conditioner, you use energy, which means more greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. So the more energy we can save through energy efficiency, the more we help to reduce greenhouse gases and the risks of global climate change.
So join LEDVANCE in making a difference with ENERGY STAR®.
Energy saving tips to help save energy and money
Tip 1: Start with Lighting
Lighting accounts for more than 15% of the electricity used in a home, so you’ll see an immediate difference in your energy bill by changing incandescent bulbs to the more energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) or light emitting diodes (LEDs).
The standard incandescent bulb currently your home has changed very little from Thomas Edison's first light bulb in 1879. Only 10 percent of the energy used by these standard bulbs contributes to light; the other 90 percent is wasted as heat.
ENERGY STAR® certified LED bulbs use 80% less energy than an incandescent lightbulb and last 25,000 hours.
If you’ve never tried an energy efficient bulb before, you might start by replacing lights that you don’t use directly every day, such as in a fixture you might leave on at night in your house, or in hard-to-reach areas to avoid excess replacements. Not climbing a ladder to replace a lightbulb is a great incentive to try a new technology!
Tip 2: Try Automatic Timers
Putting light fixtures on timers eliminates the possibility of leaving lights on when you don’t need them.
Tip 3: Use Dimmers
Dimmers can reduce the energy used by halogen and incandescent light bulbs. Consider using dimmers to control light levels in your home, and save money as well.
Tip 4: Turn Off Monitors
Most computers today are ENERGY STAR® certified, and will enter a low-power sleep mode when not in use. But 80% of the energy consumed in a system is from the monitor, and that extra energy used in sleep mode can still add up. So even if you don’t plan to turn off the computer, consider turning off the monitor for a little extra savings.
Tip 5: Look for the ENERGY STAR® Label
ENERGY STAR® is a government-backed program that helps consumers identify products that will save energy and money. There are dozens of SYLVANIA LED products that carry the ENERGY STAR® label.