Energy Star Change the World Tour to help fund community service efforts
LED bulbs can improve energy efficiency by up to 90 percent over standard incandescent bulbs and have a life span of up to 25 times longer. LED bulb prices have historically been high, preventing some from purchasing them, but prices are dropping throughout the country and bulbs can save users more than $55 over their lifetimes.
Through the Energy Star Change the World Tour, 21 participating Energy Star partners, including utilities, manufacturers and retailers, will contribute to community service projects benefiting local communities, like delivering meals to families in need or retrofitting local schools so they can benefit from energy efficient lighting. Maxlite and Amazon will also be featuring Energy Star LED bulbs throughout October, with a portion of their sales going to a national home building charity.
“Everyone can join the EPA in helping communities and our environment through Energy Star,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said. “Every purchase of an Energy Star certified LED bulb saves you money and makes a difference for the planet, and this month, it can also help your local community.”