Buying a replacement light bulb used to be choosing screw or bayonet then selecting the right wattage – when more Watts meant a brighter light bulb – but nowadays that’s not the case.
Advances in technology means the energy efficient light bulbs available today – especially LEDs – use far less electricity than older types. This means a new bulb can produce the same amount of brightness (measured in lumens) as a traditional bulb using far less electricity (Watts). This means they cost you less to run – and are better for the environment.
Explore this section to learn the steps to buy a replacement light bulb – and how much you could save by making an energy efficient choice.
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Buying your next bulb – the steps
The percent of an average household’s electricity bill attributed to lighting
The average number of light bulbs in an Australian home
How much the average household could save by replacing 18 halogens with LEDs - per year.