Buying LEDs? Get the Facts

LEDs have many advantages over traditional incandescent bulbs: higher efficiency, longer life and better lighting quality. Unfortunately, with all of the different types and brands of LED bulbs available, it can be hard to choose. The LED Lighting Facts® label, available on many products, provides important information on bulb performance, but terms such as 'lumens' and 'light color' may be unfamiliar.

The guide below sheds some light on these and other measures. Hopefully, it will help you find the right light for your needs.  

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To ensure quality, select bulbs that are ENERGY STAR® certified for energy efficiency and performance