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.
If a CFL should break in your home, EPA provides cleanup guidelines that can be performed by the general public.