Lighting Purchasing Tips

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Lighting Purchasing Tips

It's no secret that LED bulbs are more efficient than incandescent bulbs. In fact, they use up to 90 percent less energy, and can last 15 times longer.* Below are illuminating resources to help you choose the right lighting options for your home or business!

Lighting Choices Made Easy with ENERGY STAR

Are you ready to upgrade your home lighting but don’t know where to start? Download this lighting worksheet to determine the right ENERGY STAR-certified bulb for your light fixture and mark how many bulbs you may need for each room in your home.

Choosing the Right Brightness and Color

Brightness is a description of light output, which is measured in lumens (not watts). Light bulb manufacturers include this information and the equivalent wattage right on the packaging. Common terms are "soft white 60," "warm light 60," and "60 watt replacement."

For brightness, look for lumens, not watts. Lumens indicate light output. Watts indicate energy consumed. ENERGY STAR certified bulbs provide the same brightness (lumens) with less energy (watts). Use this chart to determine how to match your preferred brightness level.

Lumens chart

ENERGY STAR certified bulbs are available in a wide range of colors. Light color, or appearance, matches a temperature on the Kelvin scale (K). Lower K means warmer, yellowish light, while higher K means cooler, bluer light.