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Bright Ideas for Savings

Did you know that all of the lights in your home add up to about 20% of your monthly electricity bill?  One of the easiest ways to lower your electricity use is to switch to energy-efficient lighting.

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)

  • Use 75% less energy
  • Last up to 10 times longer
  • Produce 70% less heat
  • New features including dimmable, three-way and instant-on technologies

Ways for You to Save on Energy-Efficient Lighting

Discounted Lighting

Look for ENERGY STAR® qualifying products with the SDG&E sticker at your favorite retailer.

For more information, download our lighting brochure.

Please make sure to recycle your CFLs properly.

Energy-Saving Lighting Fairs

At our Lighting Fairs, we demonstrate energy-efficient lighting and educate you on lumens vs. wattage, color temperature, the "Lighting Facts" label and more. In addition, these events offer you an opportunity to purchase products at a discounted rate.

Though no Lighting Fairs are currently scheduled, please check back as dates are added throughout the year. 

If you are interested in hosting a private Lighting Fair at your workplace, please contact Dani Heise at

Energy-Efficiency Lighting Product Demonstrations

We hold Lighting Product Demonstrations at local retailers, such as Home Depot, Lowes and Ace Hardware, to show you the latest lighting technologies. These events give you an opportunity to "touch and feel" the products, and get answers to your questions about energy-efficient lighting solutions. Our staff members also can show you where to find discounted lighting products in the store. 

Energy Savings Assistance Program

Before you buy new lighting, see if you qualify for the Energy Savings Assistance Program. Participants may receive new lighting and other energy-efficient appliances and services for free.

Learn more

Questions? Email or call our Energy Savings Center at 1-800-644-6133.


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