How does it work?

  • Indiana Michigan Power offers in-store discounts on ENERGY STAR® certified lighting at select retail locations
  • Qualifying CFL and LED bulbs use at least 70% less energy and last up to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs

2016 Criteria

  • Must be an I&M residential customer
  • Must make a qualified purchase at a participating retailer


  • Varies by product – the discount for qualifying bulbs is reflected in the price on the shelf

To get started…

  • You can identify which CFLs and LEDs are discounted as part of the program by looking for the and Indiana Michigan Power logos on the store shelves and displays.
  • The discount for the bulbs will be reflected in the shelf price.
Light color is measured on a temperature scale referred to as Kelvin(K)

What are the benefits of switching over to CFLs or LEDs?

CFLs and LEDs are energy-efficient light bulbs with several benefits.

CFLs last up to ten times longer than incandescent bulbs and use about 75% less energy. For example, a 15-watt CFL provides the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent.

LEDs use 70-90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs and last around 25 times longer.


ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. ENERGY STAR’s goal is to help you save money and to protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.

How are ENERGY STAR certified CFLs and LEDs dierent?

ENERGY STAR certified CFLs and LEDs meet strict government operating standards. To earn an ENERGY STAR label, light bulbs and fixtures must pass extensive tests to ensure high-quality light production.

To learn more about ENERGY STAR light bulbs, visit the ENERGY STAR website.

How do I know which ENERGY STAR certified CFLs and LEDs to choose?

To select the right bulb for your needs, use this wattage conversion chart:

LIGHT OUTPUT (Lumens) Incandescents (Watts) LEDs (Watts) CFLs (Watts)
450 40 4-5 8-12
750-900 60 6-8 13-18
1100-1300 75-100 9-13 18-22
1600-1800 100 16-20 23-30
2600-2800 150 25-28 30-55


How do I dispose of CFLs and LEDs?

CFLs can be recycled at The Home Depot, Lowe’s and other locations in your community. LEDs can be disposed of in normal household trash.

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I was at Home Depot in Fort Wayne during a June lighting presentation. Lots of great information and coupons I actually used that day. I have almost updated all the lights in my house.Thanks for all the info!Rob

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