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When you're shopping for lightbulbs, compare lumens and use the Lighting Facts label to be sure you're getting the amount of light, or level of brightness, you want.

You can save money and energy while lighting your home and still maintaining good light quantity and quality. Consider energy-efficient lighting options to use the same amount of light for less money. Learn strategies for comparing and buying lighting products and using them efficiently.

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Lighting Choices to Save You Money

Light your home for less money while using the same amount of light.

How Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs Compare with Traditional Incandescents
By replacing your home's five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you can save $75 each year.

Compare the costs and savings when using energy-efficient lightbulbs.

#AskEnergySaver: LED Lights
LED lights are six to seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights, cut energy use by more than 80 percent and can last more than 25 times longer. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL.

Answering your questions about LEDs -- from how to compare LED and incandescent bulbs to installing LEDs in existing fixtures.

When to Turn Off Your Lights
The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of lights and the price of electricity. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/kyoshino.

The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of lights and the price of electricity.

Lighting Design
Energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting design focuses on ways to improve both the quality and efficiency of lighting. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/chandlerphoto.

Energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting design focuses on ways to improve both the quality and efficiency of lighting.

Lighting Controls
Use lighting controls to automatically turn lights on and off as needed, and save energy. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Maliketh.

To save energy, use lighting controls to automatically turn lights on and off as needed.

Daylighting
Daylighting is the use of windows and skylights to bring sunlight into your home. | Photo courtesy of Heather Lammers, NREL.

Daylighting uses windows and skylights to bring sunlight into your home and reduces the need for artificial lighting.

Types of Lighting
When it comes to lighting options, you have a number of choices. | Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mncerts/6882037149/in/photostream/">Clean Energy Resource Teams</a>.

Get the facts on what to consider when selecting the type of lighting you should use in your home.

Replacing Incandescent Lightbulbs and Ballasts
Many incandescent lightbulbs can be replaced with more energy efficient options. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/ClarkandCompany.

Buy new fixtures made for new lightbulbs for the greatest energy savings, reliability, and longevity.

Replacing Fluorescent Lightbulbs
Although fluorescent lightbulbs are generally energy efficient, you can replace them with new, even more efficient bulbs that use better electrodes and coatings than older ones. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/JoLin.

Although fluorescent lightbulbs are generally energy efficient, you can replace them with new, even more efficient bulbs that use better electrodes and coatings than older ones.

Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About LEDs
Using funding from the Energy Department, Philips Lumileds developed the LUXEON S1000 -- a commercial LED product used in outdoor street and parking lot lighting. While small, this chip is the heart of the light and as of June 2012 was brighter than a 60-watt light bulb. | Photo courtesy of Philips Lumileds.

Counting down the top facts about light-emitting diodes. Read on to test your LED knowledge.