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The average U.S. household has more than 40 sockets for light bulbs, ranging from table lamps to ceiling fixtures. Larger homes can have even more. Lighting accounts for about 15 percent of annual household electricity bills. Replacing incandescent bulbs with ENERGY STAR® qualified light bulbs provides significant benefits for consumers.

Bulb Equivalents and Cost Savings Table

Compact Fluorescents Incandescent Estimated Annual Savings
Per Bulb
11 Watt 40 Watt $4
13 Watt 60 Watt $6
20 Watt 75 Watt $7
23 Watt 100 Watt $10
36 Watt 150 Watt $15

For more information on CFLs and how they compare with old-fashioned incandescent bulbs and the newer LED bulbs, please readIlluminating Your Light Bulb Options.