Energy Star™
In the early 1990s, an innovative idea took hold with the advent of the ENERGY STAR program. EPA's vision was bold and untested in the environmental arena: capture and channel the ingenuity of the marketplace to overcome barriers to energy efficiency, and prevent pollution rather than remedy it. ENERGY STAR has traveled a carefully planned journey, considering each step with deliberate and thoughtful examination. EPA first introduced the ENERGY STAR label to recognize energy-efficient computers. Since then, the label has grown to identify efficient products across more than 65 product categories. EPA expanded the label for use on efficient new homes in 1995, and efficient buildings became eligible for the label in 1999 when EPA unveiled a new standardized approach for measuring the energy performance of an entire building. Since the mid-1990s, EPA has collaborated with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on specific ENERGY STAR program responsibilities. In 2009, EPA and DOE signed a new agreement designed to enhance and strengthen the program. Key components of the agreement included developing third-party certification requirements for ENERGY STAR products, ensuring that performance specifications are updated as technologies advance, and creating a program highlighting the most efficient ENERGY STAR certified products. EPA continues to be responsible for brand management of the ENERGY STAR program.
Energy Star™ Fixtures
Earning the ENERGY STAR™ means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Lighting products that have earned the ENERGY STAR deliver exceptional features, while using less energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change.

ENERGY STAR™ rated fixtures:
  • use 1/4 the energy of traditional lighting.
  • save money on energy bills and bulb replacements; light lasts between 10,000 - 50,000 hours (about seven - twenty two years of regular use).
  • distribute light more efficiently and evenly than standard fixtures.
  • come in hundreds of decorative styles including portable fixtures - such as table, desk and floor lamps - and hard-wired options such as front porch, dining room, kitchen ceiling and under-cabinet, hallway ceiling and wall, bathroom vanity fixtures, and more.
  • deliver convenient features such as dimming on some indoor models and automatic daylight shut-off and motion sensors on outdoor models.
  • can be found at most home centers, lighting showrooms, and specialty stores.
Energy Star™ Bulbs
Why should I choose ENERGY STAR™ certified LED light bulbs? There are more lighting choices available on store shelves than ever before. Even with all the new choices, it's still simple - look for the ENERGY STAR™ label. ENERGY STAR™ means high quality and performance, particularly in the following areas:

Color Quality:
  • 6 different requirements for color to ensure quality up front and over time

Light Output:
  • Light output minimums to ensure you get enough light
  • Light distribution requirements to ensure the light goes where you need it
  • Guidelines for equivalency claims to take the guess-work out of replacement

Peace of mind:
  • Verified compliance with more than 20 separate industry standards and procedures
  • Long term testing to back up lifetime claims
  • Testing to stress the products in operating environments similar to how you will use the product in your home
  • 3 year minimum warranty requirement

And as all ENERGY STAR™ products, products are subject to random testing every year to ensure they continue to meet the ENERGY STAR™ requirements.