Although you may not see a significant difference in the price of the fixtures at the time of purchase, buying energy-efficient light fixtures will reduce your energy consumption and save money on electric bills over time. There are many types of energy-efficient light fixtures, as well as fixtures that use solar energy or fiber optic light transmission. You may find that the available energy-efficient light fixtures also create desirable design components of the finished space, or make it easier to provide lighting effects in certain areas. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that lighting accounts for 5-10% of the energy use in the average American home.

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