CFL Overview 
 For Electric Customers

Making improvements to your lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your electric bills. Using new lighting technologies can reduce electric lighting use. Advances in lighting controls offer further energy savings by reducing the amount of time lights are on but not being used.

Today's CFLs offer brightness and color rendition that is comparable to incandescent bulbs. Although fluorescent and CFLs cost a bit more than incandescent bulbs initially, over their lifetime they are cheaper because of how little electricity they use. According to ENERGY STAR®, CFLs use 75% less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs. 

CFL light bulbs are now available that are compatible with dimmers and operate like incandescent fixtures. Today, according to ENERGY STAR, the majority of CFLs are made in China. Some are manufactured in Poland, Hungary, India, Mexico, Korea, Japan and other locations in Asia. Currently no CFLs are made in the U.S.

Learn more about CFLs on the ENERGY STAR website.

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