You Can Keep Your Old Light Fixtures

While hundreds of fixtures now bear an Energy Star rating, you won't save more by using a rated fixture versus simply screwing energy-saving bulbs of equivalent wattage into your existing lights. "It's all about the bulbs a fixture uses," says New York–based light-fixture designer and architect David Bergman. Energy Star fixtures are designed to accept only efficient bulbs, not incandescents, so that's primarily how they save.
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