When you are choosing lights for your home, there is more than just the design and style to take into consideration. If you want to make your home cleaner and more energy-efficient, it’s important to select the best light bulbs to save energy.

Which Light Globes Save More Energy?

There are a range of light globes available that can help you to save energy in your home. There are several options available, including halogen, fluorescent, and LED, giving you a range of bulbs to choose from.

Fluorescent Light Globes

Fluorescent light globes - also known as T5s, T9s, T8s, circular, or linear - are very compact and are more energy efficient light globes than the older options. These bulbs use around 80% less energy than halogen light bulbs and can last up to 20 times longer. Fluorescent bulbs are available in white and yellow tones, and some are compatible to use with dimmers. You can also diffuse the light from these bulbs using a cover. It’s important to keep in mind that Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) contain a very small amount of mercury and therefore need to be recycled properly once they reach the end of their lifespan.

LED Light Globes

LED lights are by far the most energy efficient light globes. They produce greater energy returns over time, making them the perfect long-term investment for your home. LED bulbs don’t contain any mercury, toxins, or harmful glass and can last up to 50,000 hours. The bulbs are shatterproof, shock resistant, and have no brittle filaments, helping them to last longer and light up your home safely. LED bulbs are available in a variety of different colour temperatures, and smart lighting options are also available to make your home even more sustainable.

Are LED Globes Energy Efficient?

If you want to make your home energy efficient, LED globes are the best option. They don’t produce as much heat as halogen and incandescent bulbs, making them last longer and function more effectively in cold weather. LED bulbs last around 42 times longer than incandescent bulbs and 13 times longer than halogen bulbs, with the lowest power consumption of all lighting options.

How to Switch Light Globes to Save Energy

As LEDs are the most energy efficient light globes, if you want to be more conscious of your energy usage then it’s a good idea to switch out your globes for LEDs. New LED bulbs still produce the same amount of brightness (or lumens) as traditional light bulbs like halogens and incandescents, but they use far less electricity (or Watts). If you want to swap your lights over to LEDs but aren’t sure what the right ones are for your home, speak to one of our lighting experts in store and they’ll be able to help you find what you need.

The Best Light Globes to Save Energy

Light globes can seem confusing when we don’t know much about them, but it’s important to understand how they impact your energy usage if you want your home to be more sustainable. Even if your globes haven’t blown it’s important to update your globes, as the lumen output decreases over time, meaning your lights won’t be as effective. We have a range of light bulbs available in store and online to suit the many lights throughout your home. If you aren’t sure where to start, our lighting experts will be able to help you find the right bulbs for your lights.