Special rebates and incentives are provided by various Federal and State Government programs as well as local utility incentives to convert your lighting to LED. These programs can assist the initial investment and continued savings that you will benefit from going green with LED lighting. you can access a list of the current incentives in your state by visiting www.dsireusa.org also for more federal tax incentives http://www.energytaxsavers.com/
With Energy Secretary Steven Chu by his side, U.S. President Barack Obama detailed stricter new lighting standards and promised the swift release of $346 million in Recovery Act funds to boost energy efficiency in new and existing commercial buildings and homes.
“I know light bulbs may not seem sexy, but this simple action holds enormous promise because 7 percent of all the energy consumed in America is used to light our homes and businesses,” Obama said of the new rules that set higher thresholds for energy efficiency in lamps and lighting equipment.
According to the Department of Energy, the changes in lamps and lighting equipment would:
The DOE’s release of $346 million in stimulus funds will go toward development and deployment of more energy smart buildings — and the technology and equipment to support them.
Retrofitting and upgrading buildings so that they waste less energy benefits the middle class in numerous ways: job creation; entrepreneurial and business opportunities, a healthier environment, and reduced business and home energy costs. The “Recovery through Retrofit” Interagency Working Group will work to make sure that the Recovery Act investments are just the first step in creating a new market for energy retrofits across America.
The links on the right are provided by the US Department of Energy: The DOE has made a long-term commitment to advance the development and market introduction of energy-efficient white-light sources for general illumination. Solid-state lighting (SSL) differs fundamentally from today’s lighting technologies, and its unique attributes drive the need for a coordinated approach that guides technology advances from laboratory to marketplace.