Illinois Be Bright

Saving energy is one of the most effective ways to be a good steward of the environment. By using energy more efficiently at home, you can lower your energy bills and feel good about your decisions. Using less energy helps our planet stay clean and healthy.

You can help change the world. You can save energy and help the environment with a simple twist of the wrist. Lighting, which accounts for 20 percent of the average home's electric bill, is one of the easiest and most effective places to start saving. Just one compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) can save an average of $40 or more in electricity costs over its lifetime.

From January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, participating Iowa electric utilities are helping residents make the simple switch to energy-efficient lighting by offering special pricing on ENERGY STAR® qualified CFL purchases of 12 CFLs or less. With this special pricing, the CFLs will sell for as little as 99 cents at select retail locations.