What do I look for when shopping for new bulbs?

Starting in 2012 packaging on energy-efficient bulbs will provide helpful information on how an energy efficient bulb’s light output compares to traditional incandescent light bulbs. Click here to view a watt to lumen comparison chart.

Packaging will include the number of lumens the bulb gives off and an estimate of how much money can be saved per year by using the bulb. Click here to view a sample package label.

If you want the equivalent light of a 100-watt bulb, look for a bulb that provides 1,600 lumens of light.

If you want the equivalent light of a 60-watt bulb, look for a bulb that provides 800 lumens of light.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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