There are several options for more energy efficient light bulbs these days, including Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) and Light Emitting Diode (LEDs). The ENERGY STAR's Lighting Made Easy Infographic provides more information on lighting choices. 

The ENERGY STAR's "Lighting Made Easy" Guide (available in English and Spanish) provides information on ENERGY STAR certified CFL and LED light bulbs, including how to go about selecting the bulb type, brightness and color for your light fixture. 

CFLs are an efficient and long-lasting alternative to conventional bulbs but are potentially hazardous to human health and the environment. Make sure your used CFLs are recycled responsibly. Find a CFL Recycling Center in your area.

For information on recycling and cleaning up after broken CFLs, visit the EPA's webpage on Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and their Cleaning Up a Broken CFL webpage.

Last updated August 7, 2018