Per their website, through ENERGY STAR, Americans have saved enough energy in 2010 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars — all while saving nearly $18 billion on their utility bills. The ENERGY STAR energy performance rating system will help Bulb Direct to measure our current energy performance, set goals for the future, and to track our savings.
One of the areas that Bulb Direct has been pushing forward is the knowledge that the use of fluorescent light bulbs can save on energy use. Artificial lighting accounts for a large percentage of the electricity use in office buildings and homes, using compact fluorescent light bulbs can help to reduce this usage. Be sure to purchase ENERGY STAR-rated light bulbs and fixtures that use less energy than regular lighting, and install timers or motion sensors that automatically shut off lights when they’re not needed. Check out our website for a variety of energy saving options.