Glossary of Energy Terms

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If you have ever wondered about the meaning of the technical jargon in green energy living literature, this document from Energy Star will provide you with an A to Z glossary of terms and acronyms.  Download this document to learn about these terms and more:

  • AC alternating current
  • BEF ballast efficacy factor or ballast efficiency factor
  • BF ballast factor
  • CCT correlated color temperature
  • CFL compact fluorescent lamp
  • CW cool white
  • HID high-intensity discharge
  • HO high output
  • LED light-emitting diode
  • VHO very high output
  • WW warm white 

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