Bellacor Helps Raise Energy Awareness

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October is Energy Awareness Month and Bellacor, a leading online retailer of lighting and home products, welcomes energy-conscious shoppers by offering energy-efficient lighting options to please the pocketbook and the planet.

there's a misperception that energy efficient means unattractive. That's why when people think about buying decorative lighting as opposed to task lighting, they often skip energy considerations. But super-star decorative lighting, like mini-pendants or rope lights, can still be super-efficient.

This year, Energy Awareness Month is more important than ever. Rising energy prices and environmental issues continue to dominate the headlines as families search for ways to save energy and money. Bellacor, a leading online retailer of lighting and home products, is committed to helping families make energy-efficient choices which will reduce energy bills and protect the environment.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lighting uses close to 20% of the average American home's electricity. That's why it's important to choose fixtures with an Energy Star rating. Kitchen ceiling fixtures, bathroom vanity lights, outdoor wall sconces, and living room table lamps are the most heavily used lights in a home. Just by replacing these most-used fixtures with Energy Star models, families may see a substantial savings on their electric bills.

For instance, a wise choice for a kitchen ceiling fixture is the Centra Brushed Stainless Fluorescent fixture manufactured by Sea Gull, an Energy Star Partner. For the bath, Sea Gull's Stockholm Espresso Energy Star Two-Light Bath Fixture provides practical lighting needed in the bath with classic beauty and styling.

To make selection easy, click on Energy Star Lighting to see Bellacor's comprehensive product line of energy saving lighting. There one can find pendants, mini-pendants, task lighting, post-mount lights, flush mount fixtures, indoor and outdoor wall mounted sconces and much more.

According to Chris Fowler, marketing manager at Bellacor, "there's a misperception that energy efficient means unattractive. That's why when people think about buying decorative lighting as opposed to task lighting, they often skip energy considerations. But super-star decorative lighting, like mini-pendants or rope lights, can still be super-efficient." Minka-Lavery's Nutmeg Energy Star Mini Pendant is among the many high quality decorative options available.

Still new to the home lighting scene are LED lights. Their extreme energy efficiency means the bulbs last 133% longer than typical incandescents. Once solely used in electronic devices, they're now more widely available in home lighting. Kichler's Design Pro Series LED Brushed Nickel 6-Inch Undercabinet Light is a good example of how LEDs are being used in the home.

Bellacor is committed to helping consumers save energy, preserve the environment, save money, and still live in comfort and style. That commitment is reflected in their "Go Green" web pages which give shoppers a quick and easy way to find products to make their homes healthier and more energy efficient, all year long.

Bellacor.com is the largest online showroom of lighting, home furnishings and accessories, offering one-stop shopping on over 500,000 high quality products from 700 manufacturers. With superior personal shopping service, free shipping and value pricing, Bellacor makes shopping easy and affordable. For more information: http://www.bellacor.com or contact: Chris Fowler - cfowler @ bellacor.com

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