How to choose the right LED bulb

Step One

Bulb shape and base

LED bulbs come in a number of shapes and sizes. To guarantee a good fit, start by checking the shape and base type of the bulb you wish to replace. Next, check if your fixture is dimmable. When in doubt, take a photo of the bulb you wish to replace, or bring the bulb to the store.

Bulb shape and base

Step Two

Watt's a lumen

Instead of thinking about light bulbs based solely on the amount of energy they use, focus on their brightness level. Lumen is the measurement of brightness. Higher lumen bulbs produce a brighter light. Watt (W) is the measure of power consumption. Lower wattage bulbs can lower your electric bills.

Watt's a lumen?

Step Three

Color

A light bulb’s color temperature, measured in degrees Kelvin (K), lets you know what the appearance of the light produced will be. Understanding Kelvin temperature makes it easier to choose lighting that gives you the look and feel you want. LED bulbs can produce a wider range of color — from warm (2700K) to cool daylight tones (5000K).

Color

Step Four

Buy your new bulbs

After purchasing your LED, we encourage you to call our energy experts at 651-463-6243 or email [email protected] to learn about lighting rebates, ask us questions and find bulb recycling locations.

Buy your new bulbs
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Use our handly light bulb guide to help you navigate through the lighting aisle. Choose the right bulb shape, color and brightness to fit your needs. 
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