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Energy efficient lighting is a bright way to save electricity and money.

There are more energy efficient bulbs on the market today than ever before. Trying to buy a replacement light bulb can be confusing. Before you go to the store, learn more about your options to choose the light that’s right for you.

LED (light emitting diode) bulbs – highest efficiency.

CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs – high efficiency.

Read more: Power Smart Lighting Tips.

Federal regulations phased out 75-watt and 100-watt incandescent bulbs on January 1, 2014.

On December 31, 2014, 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent bulbs will be phased out. For more information, visit the NRCan website.

Look for ENERGY STAR® qualified lighting products, which are all tested according to the same standards, are required to be properly labelled, and come with a minimum 3 year warranty.