LED Bulb Basics – Get closer to a brighter you

Replacing your old bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs can reduce your electrical bill by up to $300 a year.

Download our LED Shopping List to help you choose the right bulbs for your home.

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Incandescent – Up to 1,000 hour life
  • Produces more heat than light
  • Federal ban now in effect
  • Fragile
  • Landfill disposal
CFL – Up to 10,000 hour life
  • 70% more efficient than incandescents
  • Contains mercury
  • Must be disposed at special facility
LED – Up to 50,000 hour rated life
  • Up to 75% more efficient than incandescents
  • Work indoors and out
  • More durable
  • Recyclable
  • Cool to the touch

Look for the ENERGY STAR® label for high performance, manufacturer-backed warranties.


Forget watts. Think lumens!

Convert your old high-wattage bulbs into energy-efficient LEDs. The higher the lumens, the brighter the bulb.

Nice Shades!

LEDs come in many colour temperatures, measured in Kelvins.

Higher numbers produce bright, cool, blueish light. Lower numbers project a warmer, yellowish glow.

Kelvin temperature guide

Lumen aid

The old way to shop for bulbs was to look at wattage. Now it’s all about lumens.

Lumens measure brightness of light.

Watts measure electrical power used.

Kelvins measure “mood” of light (lower numbers = more golden in colour, higher numbers = more blueish in colour).

Take your LEDs to the next level and bank even more savings

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Automatically respond to activity and turn lights on or off, preventing empty rooms from being unnecessarily lit.


Reduce lighting output, increase bulb longevity and boost ambience. Check packaging to ensure bulb compatibility.


Turn indoor and outdoor lights on or off at pre-set times for complete, whole-home energy savings.

LED Shopping List

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