New lighting standards begin in 2012 which means common light bulbs sold in the U.S. will need to use about 25% less energy. Many bulbs already meet these new standards, including compact flourescent bulbs (CFLs), LEDs and incandescents. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Energy Savers website provides information on the new lighting standards.
The site also provides information about shopping for incandescent, CFL and LED bulbs using lumens as a guide as opposed to watts.
Watch Ray Pierotti, LPEA Project Specialist, discuss LED technology for CSU Extension - https://youtu.be/Zg114zY90OU
LPEA residential customers can receive money back for purchasing energy-efficient LED light bulbs. Click here for more information.
Commercial lighting rebates are available to provide incentive for retrofitting existing lighting with more efficient options. Learn more.
The city is no longer accepting commercial quantites of fluorescent tubes. Call Safety Clean at 505.327.9070 for recycling information.