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SOURCES: Energy Star; General Electric Co.; International Commission on Illumination; Illuminating Engineering Society; Philips; U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; GRAPHIC: Brenna Maloney, James Smallwood and Laura Stanton - The Washington Post

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