Energy Star® Lighting
Change to compact fluorescent light bulbs and save!
ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs provide bright, warm light while using 75% less energy than standard lighting - they also generate 75% less heat and last up to 10 times longer. Replacing a 100-watt incandescent bulb with a 23-watt compact fluorescent bulb can save you up to $30 in energy costs over the life of the bulb.
How to choose:
Use the table below to become familiar with equivalent Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) replacement bulb wattage and light output ranges.
|Typical Incandescent Bulb||ENERGY STAR CFL Replacement Bulb||Typical Lumens (Light Output Measure)|
|40 watt||9 watt||> 450 lumens|
|60 watt||14 watt||> 700 lumens|
|75 watt||19 watt||> 1,100 lumens|
|100 watt||23 watt||> 1,600 lumens|
|150 watt||42 watt||> 2,600 lumens|
How to Choose
Learn how to choose the right Energy Star® Qualified Bulbs
Where to Use
Learn where to use Energy Star® Qualified Bulbs
CFL Disposal - Closing the Loop:
CFLs contain a small amount of mercury and should be disposed of properly, ideally recycled. More information regarding mercury in CFLs, including proper disposal options and what to do if a bulb breaks, can be found in this factsheet.
Alabama Power proudly sponsors The Home Depot's CFL recycling effort throughout the state of Alabama. Click here to find The Home Depot location near you.
If a CFL should break in your home, EPA provides cleanup guidelines that can be performed by the general public.