ENERGY STAR® Program

Energy Star Award 2013

ENERGY STAR® Program

GE energy smart® CFLs and LEDs are part of the role GE Lighting plays in ecomagination. ecomagination is GE's commitment to imagine and build innovative solutions to today's environmental challenges while driving economic growth.

Recognizing our continued leadership, year after year, in the ENERGY STAR® program, while remaining dedicated to environmental protection through energy efficiency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded GE Appliances & Lighting the 2013 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award. We have won for the eighth consecutive year, since the inception of this award category.

Our ENERGY STAR® qualified products

GE energy smart® CFL and LED products offer great benefits:

  • Energy efficient — up to 78% energy savings compared to incandescent bulbs
  • Long Life — some LEDs are rated at 25,000 hours!
  • Convenient Sizes — available in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit almost any socket
  • Instant brightness and dimmable versions available

What is ENERGY STAR®?

ENERGY STAR® is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and help protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. The ENERGY STAR® label was established to:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy; and
  • Make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.


What qualifies a product as ENERGY STAR®?

Products can earn the ENERGY STAR® label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR® product specifications. EPA establishes these specifications based on the following set of key guiding principles:

  • Product categories must contribute significant energy savings nationwide.
  • Qualified products must deliver the features and performance demanded by consumers, in addition to increased energy efficiency.
  • If the qualified product costs more than a conventional, less-efficient counterpart, purchasers will recover their investment in increased energy efficiency through utility bill savings, within a reasonable period of time.
  • Energy efficiency can be achieved through broadly available, non-proprietary technologies offered by more than one manufacturer.
  • Product energy consumption and performance can be measured and verified with testing.
  • Labeling would effectively differentiate products and be visible for purchasers.

For more information go to www.energystar.gov


How does ENERGY STAR® help the environment?

Did you know that your house can pollute twice as much as your car? That's right, twice as much. That's because every time we flick on a light switch, run a dishwasher, or turn on a TV, we're using energy.

Most energy comes from power plants that burn fossil fuels, which, when burned, release greenhouse gases into the air. So, it's simple! The more energy we save by using ENERGY STAR products and adopting energy-saving practices in our homes, the more air pollution we can prevent.