Through a new website titled, “What is the Best Light Bulb for Me?,” Lutron Electronics Co., Coopersburg, Pa., is looking to help American consumers and businesses as they struggle with the myriad of light bulb choices available to achieve energy efficiency and other objectives.

The new site — www.lutron.com/bulbs — compares standard-socket (E26) incandescent, screw-in compact fluorescent (CFL) and halogen bulbs. The bulbs are evaluated in a variety of categories, including efficiency, price, performance, controllability and quality of light.

According to the site:

“With all the various light bulbs available today, selecting the right one for your needs can be very confusing,” says Michael Jouaneh, marketing manager. “That's why we developed this website. It helps people choose the best bulb for their needs. For instance, if energy conservation, bulb life and light quality are important to you, then a good choice is a halogen bulb with a Lutron dimmer. You'll get the energy efficiency and long life of a CFL bulb with the light quality of an incandescent bulb — without any of the drawbacks of either of them.”

This new site complements Lutron's energy informational website — www.lutron.com/energy — launched in 2007 to provide detailed data about the energy-efficiency capabilities of Lutron dimming.

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