Choosing the right light bulb can help you save energy and money. Deciding between LED, halogen or compact fluorescent bulbs can make more sense when you understand your options.
Below are some facts about lighting that can help you make the right choice.
Commercial industries, such as stores, schools and businesses, use about 38% of their electricity for lighting. In the average home, up to 25% of the electric bill is for lighting. Most of this light is produced by inefficient incandescent light bulbs.
By choosing to use energy-efficient bulbs, monthly electric bills can be significantly reduced. In addition, using more energy-efficient products greatly reduces the amount of carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants released into the atmosphere, which is beneficial for our environment.
Look for Brightness (Lumens) - not Wattage
For years, wattage was typically the measure used to evaluate the brightness produced by a light bulb.
However, perspectives are changing with the constant evolution of LED technology, which offers lower wattages wtihout sacrificing lumens, or brightness.
Lumens refer to the measure of light output or brightness of a lamp. The more lumens a lamp provides, the brighter the light. All Westinghouse lamp packaging spcifies the equivalent incandescent wattage associated with the lamp's lumen output. This helps provide a standard for compairin all LED lamps.
Higher wattage incandescent light bulbs are not necessarily brighter than their energy-efficient counterparts. There are many energy-efficient lighting options that produce light output, quality and performance similar to incandescent bulbs. Westinghouse LED light bulbs are an excellent energy-efficient alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs because they use less energy, provide excellent color and many are dimmable.
Light Appearance (Kelvin)
Consumers are used to traditional incandescent and halogen light bulbs that come in a standard “warm white” color.
Westinghouse LEDs are available in a wide range of Kelvin temperatures including; “Warm White” 2700K, “Cool White” 3500K and “Daylight” 6500K.
Today’s energy-saving LED light bulbs are available in a variety of color temperatures, shapes and styles providing consumers with many lighting options to complement their décor. Learn More
Save Energy and Money - LEDs make an impact
Making the switch to LED lamps offers significant energy, cost and time savings over incandescent, halogen and fluorescent alternatives.
LED technology allows less energy to be used to produce the same light output as other lamp alternatives, which means you’ll reduce your energy costs significantly and minimize your carbon footprint.
Westinghouse provides state-of-the-art LED lighting technology that saves up to 90% in energy costs compared to similar incandescent bulbs. In addition to their energy-saving features, these light bulbs are fully recyclable and do not contain mercury or other hazardous materials. Many Westinghouse LED bulbs are fully dimmable.
Furthermore, LED lamps will last much longer than most alternative lamps. Depending on daily use, one lamp will last for decades, making lamp changes a rare occurrence. As LED technology continues to improve, the opportunities for savings will only increase. Westinghouse offers a broad assortment of LED lamps to fit your lighting needs.
Eco-Halogen Lower Wattage Light Bulbs provide energy saving alternative
Westinghouse Eco-Halogen light bulbs offer fully dimmable, bright white light and provide energy savings that meet federal energy efficiency requirements. They are an effective and affordable replacement solution for non-compliant light sources. Learn More
CFL Light Bulbs
Available in many shapes, sizes and Kelvin temperatures, Westinghouse high-quality, long-lasting CFLs fit most applications and are an alternative to other less energy-efficient light sources. Learn More