The filament-style light bulb from the 1880s is history. The light emitting diode, or “LED,” is now. LED lighting provide the same or higher quality of light, use 75 percent less energy, and last 25 times longer than the old incandescent bulbs. This translates to less environmental impact, lower utility bills, and less bulb-changing and -shopping. While they’ve got a higher upfront cost than the old incandescents, their price has dropped dramatically. Swapping out your incandescents for LEDs is a no-brainer!
Did you know lighting is responsible for ~20% of the average home’s electricity bill?
Don’t just switch off your light bulbs, switch to LED lighting. Choosing a new bulb is as easy as reading the “Lighting Facts” label on the package. Like the nutrition label on foods, this is designed to help you make a more informed decision. The label shows energy use, brightness (measured in lumens), and lighting appearance (measured in Kelvins) so you can customize the light that’s right for your space. There are also many new fixtures that don’t even have bulbs; the LED is built in. And they can last for 10 years or more!
Remember, you choose the brightness (more lumens = more light).
And, you choose the color (less Kelvins = warmer, yellowish light; more Kelvins = cooler, bluer light).
Get the energy-saving bulb you want with four easy steps:
HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR PROJECT
CORE Rebates: 25% of project costs up to $500
To be eligible for a CORE rebate you must spend a minimum of $50, and you must replace existing bulbs.