- Federal agencies are required to purchase products as designated or specified under this program
Where to Buy
Legal Requirements Lists federal requirements related to the purchase of this item, including applicable Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements
Life Cycle Cost Savings
Life Cycle Costing (LCC) aims to quantify the financial impact of a product over its entire life cycle to assist consumers in making decisions that will save them money over the long term.
For most applications, Energy Star-qualified light fixtures have the lowest life-cycle cost. An efficient product is cost effective when the energy costs saved over the life of the product exceed the additional upfront cost (if any) of the more efficient model. Energy Star considers both upfront costs and lifetime energy cost savings when setting required efficiency levels. Federal purchasers can assume that Energy Star-qualified products are life-cycle cost effective. On its Purchasing & Procurement page, Energy Star offers MS-Excel-based calculators to estimate how much money and energy you can save purchasing ENERGY STAR lighting products.
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
The ENERGY STAR program covers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor light fixtures, including accent lights, porch lights, security lights, shelf-mounted display and task lights, recessed down lights, and portable desk lights. Visit the ENERGY STAR website for the complete list of eligible residential and commercial fixture types.
Energy Star Product Specification for Luminaires V2.0 took effect on June 1, 2016.