Infographic: Energy-saving lightbulb checklist
One of the easiest – and quickest – ways to score significant energy savings these days in homes is through lighting upgrades.
An average household dedicates about 5 percent of its energy budget to lighting, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. By replacing a home's five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with models that have earned the ENERGY STAR rating, an owner can save $75 a year.
There are a host of options when it comes to energy-efficient lighting. The most popular light bulbs available are halogen incandescents, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
Although they can initially cost more than traditional incandescent bulbs, during their lifetime they save money because they use less energy.
The infographic below from Lightbulb Wholesaler looks at different types of energy-efficient lighting and offers tips for added savings.