What type of energy-efficient light bulbs are available?

In addition to incandescent bulbs, there are several other types of bulbs from which you can choose:

Energy Saving or Halogen Incandescent Bulbs -- Halogen incandescent bulbs look and work similarly to standard incandescent light bulbs, but last two to three times longer and use about 25% less energy. They are available in a wide range of shapes and colors, and can be used with dimmers.

CFLs -- Compact florescent bulbs (CFLs) use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer than incandescent. They come in both compact bulbs (used for recessed downlights, wall sconces, close-to-ceiling fixtures and track lighting) and screw-in bulbs, which can be used in place of incandescent bulbs in standard lamp sockets. Some CFLs are dimmable.

LEDs -- Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) use 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescents.

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