NEEA Previously Funded Initiative: CFLs

In 1997, market share for CFLs did not even reach one percent. Although a small number of manufacturers offered CFLs, quality was inconsistent, average prices  were high ($14 to $24 per bulb), product features such as bulb size and shape did  not meet the average consumer’s expectations, and awareness of the energy- and money-saving benefits was low. A decade-long, comprehensive CFL campaign, influenced by the region’s utilities, manufacturers, laboratories, government  agencies, retailers and ENERGY STAR®, made market transformation a reality.