PGE Update: LEDs outdoors, Money in your pocket

By PGE Staff

Q: I’m looking for easy ways to make my house more energy efficient. Can I use LED bulbs in my outdoor fixtures?

A: Yes! LEDs save energy and money, and they are reliable in outdoor fixtures and cold temperatures. Just be sure to look for styles rated for damp or wet locations.

As we head into the darker months ahead, LEDs are an easy way to help control your electric bill. They use up to 85 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs (source: energy.gov). That means even if you leave your porch light or other outdoor lighting on all night for security, you’ll use very little energy.

LEDs also:

  • Provide better nighttime visibility.
  • Last years longer, so you rarely have to climb ladders and replace bulbs.
  • Work well with timers, motion sensors and daylight sensors..

Save with reduced prices Energy Trust of Oregon works with select retailers and manufacturers to bring you instant discounts on ENERGY STAR® LEDs. Look for the Energy Trust logo in stores to find qualifying bulbs — no coupons needed! Visit the Energy Trust website for a list of participating stores. Visit energytrust.org/lighting.