Switch to LEDs to Light Up Shorter Days in Winter

Daylight Saving: A perfect time to switch to LED light bulbs

Newton Daily News, November 4, 2016

With daylight saving time just around the corner on Sunday, there’s no better time for consumers to make the switch to LED light bulbs.

During the winter months, there’s less daylight, so our lights are on longer, said Tina Yoder, MidAmerican Energy director of energy efficiency. By switching to LED bulbs, which are generally more energy efficient and last longer than incandescent ones, customers can save energy and money while still keeping their winter days bright. But, it’s important to note that not all LEDs are created equal.

Yoder said there are many different models of LEDs on the market, so when purchasing LEDs, consumers should look for two things to ensure they’re getting the highest quality bulb: the Energy Star label and the Be Bright image. Low-quality, non-Energy Star bulbs may be cheaper at the register but more expensive in the long run due to poor light quality and a shorter life span. Consumers don’t have to sacrifice a reasonable price for high-quality bulbs. The Be Bright program provides Energy Star certified bulbs at a discounted price. The Be Bright label indicates that a discount is already included in the price tag.

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