The filament-style light bulb from the 1880s is out. The light emitting diode, or “LED,” is in. LEDs 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 light bulbs. 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.
Remember, you choose the brightness (more lumens = more light)
And, you the color (less Kelvins = warmer, yellowish light; more Kelvins = cooler, bluer light)
Get the energy-saving bulb you want with four easy steps: