The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) signed into law in 2007 was established to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and to make the United States less dependent on foreign energy sources. The EISA was designed to transition to more energy efficient lighting lamps over the course of 3 years and created minimum standards for efficiency by 2014. Currently, lighting accounts for approximately 12% of residential energy costs.
Benefits of moving to LED bulbs
LED replacement bulbs are available from many top manufacturers such as Eaton/Cooper Lighting, CREE and GE. The LED lamps can reduce energy costs by up to 80% and have a life cycle of 25,000-50,000 thousand hours. Given the pace of technology improvements it is likely that homeowners will never have to replace bulbs in a tipical residence.
When it comes time to replace incandescent lamps, in and around your home, consider replacing them with LED equivalent bulbs and start taking advantage of the electric bill savings.
For help with selecting LED replacement bulbs for your home contact our office and speak to one of our lighting specialists.
For more information visit: http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=96&t=3