Energy Star® Lighting
What is Energy Star®?
Energy Star® is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Products with the Energy Star® Symbol meet strict energy efficient guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Energy Star® products help save energy and money, and make a difference for the environment by helping to prevent air pollution.
Ferguson is committed to the Energy Star® program by offering you lighting solutions for your home that help you save money and increase comfort. We encourage you to look for Energy Star® qualified lighting products identified by their symbol.
Why select Energy Star® lighting?
- Save money: Energy Star® light bulbs used in Energy Star® light fixtures can last up to 10 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs, imagine changing each light bulb about once every 7 years.
- Safer for your family: Energy Star® qualified lighting products produce up to 70% less heat than traditional fixtures and bulbs which reduces the risk of fire and accidental burns.
- Save Energy: Energy Star® qualified fixtures and bulbs use up to two thirds less energy than traditional lighting which lowers environmental impact and your energy bills.
- Nothing to lose: Advancements in lighting technology have produced brighter bulbs that light more evenly and efficiently than traditional lighting and still produce the same natural light we are accustomed to, but without the cost and environmental impact. The popularity of Energy Star® lighting has brought all categories of lighting in virtually every style to the marketplace - so there will be no need to sacrifice design and style for savings and peace of mind.
Each of us has a responsibility to protect our environment. We have the power, too. Just by purchasing something as simple as an Energy Star® qualified light fixture, businesses, organizations and consumers can play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our environment for future generations.
Ceiling Fans That Turn Heads
Energy Star® qualified ceiling fans circulate air up to 20% more efficiently than conventional models, so they move more air while using less electricity. In summer, setting the fan to turn counter-clockwise will keep air moving throughout the room. In winter, the clockwise setting (and a low speed) will pull warm air back down from the ceiling. As a result of the increased comfort level, you'll be able to keep your thermostat at a higher setting in summer and a lower one in winter, saving you energy and money. In addition, a ceiling fan that uses an Energy Star® qualified light kit can further improve your energy savings by about 30% -for a total savings of about 50%.
Just One Room Makes a Difference!
If every household in the US changed the lighting in one room of their home to Energy Star® qualified lighting: the energy savings would equal the output of 21 power plants and would be equivalent to taking 8 million cars off the road for one year. The savings could light more than 34 million homes in the US for one year and the annual monetary savings would be over 3 billion dollars in energy costs. More information on Energy Star®.
Take the challenge and make the simple change to Energy Star® qualified lighting today.
Ferguson offers Energy Star® qualified fixtures for every application in a wide array of styles. A few of our most popular Energy Star® categories are listed below for an easy way to begin your search!