THE FIVE L's OF LIGHTING
The Consumer's Guide to Choosing Energy-Efficient Lighting
- LOCATION – Where should I use this light bulb?
The package shows if the bulb is for indoor or outdoor use. All halogen incandescent light bulbs are dimmable. Check the packaging or with the manufacturer for dimmability of CFL or LED bulbs.
- LUMENS – How bright do I need this light bulb to shine?
More Lumens = Brighter! Lumens are shown on the package label.
60 watt Incandescent ~ 800 Lumens | 100 watt Incandescent ~ 1600 Lumens
- LIGHT BULBS – What are my light bulb options?
CLEAR & FROSTED
Compared to Incandescent bulbs, Halogen Bulbs save you ~28% energy and cost; CFL save you ~75% energy and cost; and LED save you more than 75% energy and cost.
- LABEL – How do I read the LIghting Facts Label?
Brightness: The amount of light a bulb emits, expressed in lumens
Energy Cost: The average cost to run a bulb for one year
Life: The average life of a bulb, expressed in years
Light Appearance: How warm (yellowish white) or cool (bluish white) the light appears
Energy Used: The amount of electrical power the bulb uses, expressed in watts
- LAW – There are new energy-efficiency standards for lighting.
The following incandescent bulbs are no longer be made:
100w • 75w • 60w and 40w
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