Energy efficient lighting for dummies

The six-page 5 Ls of Lighting provides a super-brief overview of information that will come in handy for buying bulbs once the new lighting energy-efficiency standards roll out nationwide starting January 2012. The five Ls in the title stand for location, lumens, light bulbs, label, and law.

Put together by NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the brochure explains the implementation dates of the law and highlights the variety of light bulb options available. It also corrects the misconception that the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 bans incandescent light bulbs.

This educational guide to the transition to more energy-efficient lighting can be downloaded at

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