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Being green and energy efficient are some of the hottest buzzwords around...and the smartest! Installing energy efficient outdoor lighitng saves energy, which means you'll be saving loads of green cash over time. And you won't have to sacrifice style. Energy efficient outdoor lights are avaialbe now in a wide range of styles and types.
One place to start is to look for outdoor designs that are ENERGY STAR® rated. ENERGY STAR outdoor lighting is designed in to meet consumer product energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy.
Wall light, ceiling light and outdoor post mounts are all available. Especially popular are more traditional fixtures with a European flair, including many with additional features like dusk-to-dawn sensors.
Many other outdoor lighting designs are just as energy efficient, but do not carry the ENERGY STAR label. Like ENERGY STAR rated outdoor product, energy efficent outdoor lighting uses CFL bulb technology to deliver cost and energy savings. The Casa Marseille post lights pictured above are a perfect example of this type of light.
There is even new LED outdoor lighting available. These products utilize LED lighting technogology to deliver superior energy savings. LEDs also last for years of use, meaning you won't be changing bulbs anytime soon.
New "hybrid" designs offer yet another exciting form or energy efficient outdoor lighting. These products feature solar-powered LEDs for dusk to dawn operation. The LEDs operate whether you are home or away, a great security feature. The designs also have a hard-wired CFL bulb if more light is required.
Browse the National Geographic Preserve Our Planet outdoor lighting collection to view these new designs.
Pictured is the Kent Place ENERGY STAR® 15 3/4" High Outdoor Light by Minka Lavery. It features a traditional design with the very best of modern technology. ENERGY STAR® certified, it includes a flicker-free electronic ballast and a built-in photocell for automatic dusk-to-dawn operation. It also has a hand applied, multi-step finish and double French Scavo seeded glass.
To learn more, speak with one of our American Lighting Association trained consultants. Use our LAMPS PLUS store locator page to find a superstore location near you, or contact us with your questions.