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The LED lighting market is saturated with lighting options, such as sizes, colors, control options, lumens, indoor vs. outdoor, and more. If you are looking for guidance on how to choose the best LED bulb for your needs, then you have come to the right place. The member’s guide to LED lighting is a quick tour through most of your lighting needs. Click here to view a Member’s guide to LED lighting. If you are looking for an interactive way to view your shape, color, and bulb brightness then ENERGY STAR® has an online tool that lets you click through the options that are best for your home lighting needs and provides tips. Click here to visit the Choose a Light Guide.
Why should I choose LED (light emitting diode) bulbs? These long-lasting bulbs provide quality lighting while using a fraction of the power. LEDs have a life expectancy of 25,000 to 50,000 hours. For average household use, this may average more than 11 years. CFL bulbs (compact fluorescent) and incandescent bulbs are less expensive at the initial cost, but have a shorter life expectancy and use more power. Due to advanced technology, LED bulbs can be purchased in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and even available for Christmas lights, rope lighting, and nightlights.
You may be wondering what your estimated annual lighting costs are and how much you may save if you switch to a different type of bulb. Well, we have a tool for you! The Lighting Savings Calculator allows you to adjust your lighting inputs, such as wattages, number of bulbs, and hours per day to compare annual lighting costs.