Energy Efficient Lighting
Become Proficient in Being Energy Efficient
The LED lighting market is saturated with lighting options, such as sizes, colors, control options, lumens, indoor vs. outdoor, and more. If you are looking for guidance on how to choose the best LED bulb for your needs, then you have come to the right place. The member’s guide to LED lighting is a quick tour through most of your lighting needs. Click here to view a Member’s guide to LED lighting. If you are looking for an interactive way to view your shape, color, and bulb brightness then ENERGY STAR® has an online tool that lets you click through the options that are best for your home lighting needs and provides tips. Click here to visit the Choose a Light Guide.
Why should I choose LED (light emitting diode) bulbs? These long-lasting bulbs provide quality lighting while using a fraction of the power. LEDs have a life expectancy of 25,000 to 50,000 hours. For an average household use, this may average more than 11 years. CFL bulbs (compact fluorescent) and incandescent bulbs are less expensive in the initial cost, but have shorter life expectancy and use more power. Due to advanced technology, LED bulbs can be purchased in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and even available for Christmas lights, rope lighting, and nightlights.
You may be wondering what your estimated annual lighting costs are and how much you may save if you switch to a different type of bulb. Well we have a tool for you! The Lighting Savings Calculator allows you to adjust your lighting inputs, such as wattages, number of bulbs, and hours per day to compare annual lighting costs.
Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Requirements
Lighting is the easiest and most economical way to conserve energy. LED’s might have been expensive initially but, due to popular demand, prices are dropping. In 2018, MVEA is offering members a rebate on up to 50 ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs per year (per member account) through our Co-op Cares Energy Efficiency Rebate program.
- ENERGY STAR® LED Bulbs 50% of lamp/bulb cost – Capped at $8 per lamp/bulb. 500 lumens or greater. Cap of 50 lamps/bulbs per MVEA account per year.
To apply for energy efficiency rebates, simply complete and submit the forms for approved products and submit it online via email with attachments of scanned receipt(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org.