LUMEN Coalition Opens New Website Dedicated to Energy-Efficient Lighting

Oct 20, 2011 According to press release, energy-efficient lighting means more options and more savings. The more energy-efficient light bulbs U.S. consumers use in their homes, the greater the savings - $50 to more than $100 a year per household. Those are key messages that the diverse LUMEN coalition - Lighting Understanding for a More Efficient Nation - is conveying to consumers, beginning with today's launch and website debut.

LUMEN's primary goal is helping consumers understand the variety of lighting options available to meet their diverse lighting needs and save them money while saving energy.
LUMEN is spearheaded by the Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance), the American Lighting Association (ALA) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). To date, more than 40 nonprofit energy-efficiency advocacy groups, utilities, lighting manufacturers and trade associations are participating in the effort. In addition, five government agencies are acting as advisors: the California Energy Commission, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Money-Saving Choices Already AvailableMoney-saving choices are already on the market, ahead of the three-year transition that begins January 1, 2012. California began leading the way a year early in January 2011.

New FTC LabelsIn addition to "enlightening" the public about the variety and benefits of new lighting choices, the LUMEN website also explains the new FTC labels that will ease the transition from measuring how much electricity a bulb uses in watts to measuring a bulb's light output in lumens - hence the coalition's acronym. These labels will be found on an increasing number of light bulb packages as the January 2012 implementation date approaches. The new labels provide information on a bulb's longevity, lifetime cost and the appearance of the light it sheds on a continuum from cool to warm.

Under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, inefficient 100-watt bulbs will no longer be made starting January 1, 2012, though retailers can sell out their existing stocks of old bulbs. The higher energy-efficiency standards will apply to 75-watt bulbs starting January 1, 2013, and to 60- and 40-watt bulbs beginning January 1, 2014.

For more information visit: www.lumennow.org

Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/broad-based-lumen-coalition-unveils-new-website-to-enlighten-consumers-about-energy-efficient-lighting-2011-10-19

Author:  Alice Jones

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