The Future is Light!
Skyrocketing energy costs offer an
excellent incentive for updating your choice of light bulbs!
If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars.
Efficient: CFLs are 4 times more efficient and last up to 10 times longer than incandescents. A 22 watt CFL has about the same light output as a 100 watt incandescent. CFLs use 50 - 80% less energy than incandescents.
Less Expensive: Although initially more expensive, you save money in the long run because CFLs use 1/3 the electricity and last up to 10 times as long as incandescents. A single 18 watt CFL used in place of a 75 watt incandescent will save about 570 kWh over its lifetime. At 8 cents per kWh, that equates to a $45 savings.
High-Quality Light: Newer CFLs give a warm, inviting light instead of the "cool white" light of older fluorescents. They use rare earth phosphors for excellent color and warmth. New electronically ballasted CFLs don't flicker or hum.
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007: Over the next six years, the most common standard screw base incandescent household (A-line) bulbs will be phased out in the U.S. Clear, frosted, soft white, and Daylight bulbs are included, but specialty colors and shapes are not.
** Phase-out is accomplished by setting standards that today*s bulbs cannot meet
*** After January 1, 2012 today*s common 100W incandescent bulbs cannot be manufactured or imported for sale
Mail -In Cash-Back Rewards: Focus on Energy
works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control the state's growing demand for electricity.
Change a light;
ENERGY STAR qualified lighting provides bright, warm light but uses about 75% less energy than standard lighting, produce 75 percent less heat, and lasts up to 10 times longer.
Operating Cost Comparison
*Savings are based on 6,000 hour bulb lifetime, burning 3 hours/day at 0.098 cents per kWh.
Focus on Energy offers are available to customers of participating Wisconsin electric utilities only, for a limited time, are good while supplies last, and may not be combined with any other utility offer.