ClearLite's ArmorBulb, for example, carries the Energy Star seal on its packaging because these are designed for increased energy efficiency and long life: 14W = 60W providing 10,000 hours. What sets this patent-pending innovation apart from the commonly found spiral CFLs on the market today, though it the by appearance alone it looks similar in shape to a regular light bulb.
Energy Star, which is not affiliated in any way with ClearLite or ArmorBulb, encourages consumers to make the most energy efficient decisions whenever purchasing related items for consumer use. The Energy Star website recommends that, "If looking for new household products, look for ones that have earned the ENERGY STAR. They meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy." For more information on CFLs, a PDF down loadable file from Energy Star is available here.
EnviroMax Digital AA & AAA battery types are both made to last longer -- making them ideal for high drain electronic gadgets such as digital cameras, MP3 players, hand-held gaming devices, and other small equipment. According to the Fuji's EnviroMax Super Alkaline AA Battery package information, these too are eco-respectful since they're manufactured under an ISO 14001 Certified Management System in addition to meeting or exceeding the power of most alkaline batteries and having a shelf life of up to seven years.
As is typical with other brands marketing green products, both manufacturer's offerings reviewed here cost more than the traditional, less eco-friendly alternatives. For example, ClearLite ArmorBulbs are currently listed on Amazon at $7.99/1 bulb and $14.99/2 bulbs. Fuji EnviroMax Battery 4-packs, depending on the type, range from $10.86 - $11.37 on Amazon.