Light Up Your Home for Less
It’s time to switch out your old bulbs for new, energy-efficient LEDs or CFLs. And take advantage of the savings, while they last. Right now, Xcel Energy is partnering with participating retailers to offer special discounts. Save up to $5 on select models of LEDs, or buy CFLs for as little as $1 per bulb.
How Much Do They Save?
LEDs are the most energy-efficient bulb on the market. They use up to 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs, and ENERGY STAR certified LEDs last up to 25 years.
CFLs use up to 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last longer, too.
Watts Right for You? Shopping Tips
Both LEDs and CFLs come in all shapes and sizes, to fit just about any fixture in your home. How do you choose?
First, consider taking a quick tour of your home and think about which lights you use most often. Replace those first, to save more on your bills.
Next, consider Watts vs. Lumens.
Because CFLs and LEDs use less energy, choose a wattage that’s about one-fourth of what you usually buy for an incandescent bulb. Always refer to the “lumen” or “lighting” output on the product package as your guide.
Some types of bulbs work best for specified types of fixtures, for example, flood lights work well for recessed lighting. Different types of bulbs work best for different fixtures. If you’re not sure what to look for, this Lighting Made Easy guide from ENERGY STAR® is a good place to start.
Before you head to the store, check out our bulb deals. We’ve partnered with a variety of retailers to provide discounts on a wide range of energy-efficient bulbs. You’re sure to find bargains at stores near you.