If you’ve compared different energy-efficient light bulbs, you may have noticed some are identified as Energy Star products while others have the DLC label. Sometimes buyers get confused about what these two energy-efficient groups are all about and why some lights have the stamp of approval from one group but seemingly not the other.
So, let’s clear the confusion by explaining what these organizations
do and how they are different from each other.
Life Time Savings
The average amount of money saved in a bulb’s lifetime by using LEDs, compared to the use of traditional light bulbs. The LED bulb costs more initially but it won’t burn out as quickly and it uses less energy and electricity, saving money in the long run.
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