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Appliances, Lighting, and Electronics


Learn how to achieve energy savings by changing how you use appliances, lighting and electronics. Plus find information on maintenance, repairs, and replacements.

This section includes the following topics:

CFLs and Mercury      
CFLs contain a very small amount of mercury sealed within the glass tubing which means they should be handled carefully and disposed of properly to make sure the mercury is not released into the environment.

Home Electronics      
Many home electronic products use energy even when they're turned off to power features like clock displays, remote controls, and to provide "instant on" features.

For more information on efficient devices, visit www.energystar.gov