How to Choose Energy-Saving Light Globes?

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Light globes can be confusing when we know so little about them, but it's important to understand how they affect your energy use if you want your home to be more sustainable. Even if your globes don't burn out, it's important to update your globes because lumen output decreases over time, meaning your lights won't be as effective.

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We carry a range of globes in store and online to suit the many lights in your home. If you're not sure where to start, our lighting experts will be able to help you find the right globe for your light.

When you're choosing light fixtures for your home, consider more than just design and style. If you want your home to be cleaner and more energy efficient, it's important to choose the best light globes to save energy.

The average household spends about 10% of its electricity bill on lighting, so switching to energy-efficient lamps, especially LEDs, is one of the fastest and easiest ways to reduce power consumption.

Leading Exporting Countries of Lighting Fixtures and Fittings
Worldwide in 2021(In Million U.S. Dollars)


From the above data from statista, In 2021, China exported approximately 50.78 billion U.S. dollars worth of lighting fixtures and fittings to the rest of the world. Germany was the second largest exporter of lighting fixtures and fittings, with an export value of about 3.45 billion U.S. dollars.

Choose globes for lighting fixtures: Which light globe is more energy efficient?

Globe technology is changing every day, and the options are dizzying. There is a range of light globes to help you save energy in your home, including fluorescent and LED, giving you a variety of options.

Types of energy-saving globe light bulbs

There are many different types of low-energy globes on the market, including LEDs (light-emitting diodes), halogen light bulbs, and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs).

In contrast, LEDs use less energy than CFL or halogen bulbs, but still produce the same amount of light. They cost more but last longer, which will save you money.

LED light globe

LED light globes 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.
➔ Performance
LEDs last up to 50,000 hours. These globes are shatterproof, shock resistant and have no fragile filaments, helping them last longer and safely light up your home.
➔ Color temperature
The initial cost of LEDs is 85% more energy efficient than traditional light globes. They produce more light, use fewer watts, and last up to 20 years.

In comparison, a standard incandescent light bulb has a lifespan of about one year. These use the least amount of power. They are more expensive than CFLs but last longer. They are suitable for most lighting situations and you can buy them in supermarkets, hardware stores and lighting stores.
➔ Application
LED globe lights can be used in chandeliers, table lamps and outdoor garden lights. They don't always work with traditional dimmer switches, so if you want dimmable LED lighting, make sure to choose a dimmer-compatible LED bulb or replace your current dimmer switch.
Although LED light globes are traditionally white, they do come in different color temperatures. If you're looking for warm lighting, get a bulb closer to 2700K (Kelvin). For cool whites, look for something closer to 4000K, or if you prefer cooler light, look for 5000K or higher.
➔ Environmental protection
The bulb doesn't contain any mercury, toxins, or harmful glass that require proper disposal, and emits 10 times less CO2 than halogen bulbs and half as much as CFLs.
➔ Cost
The bulb doesn't contain any mercury, toxins, or harmful glass that require proper disposal, and emits 10 times less CO2 than halogen bulbs and half as much as CFLs.

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)

CFLs are fluorescent tubes that are bent into a certain shape to fit standard light fixtures. They have the same brightness and color as standard light globes, but use a quarter of the electricity and last up to 30 times longer. While they may cost more, CFLs will pay for themselves in less than nine months on energy savings.

These are miniature versions of fluorescent tubes, usually in a swirl shape. They are fairly cheap and more energy efficient than halogen and incandescent bulbs. You can also use covers to diffuse the light from these bulbs.

It's important to remember that compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) contain very small amounts of mercury and need to be recycled properly at the end of their useful life.

Fluorescent bulbs use approximately 80% less energy than halogen bulbs and last 20 times longer. Fluorescent bulbs are available in white and yellow shades, and some bulbs are dimmer-compatible.

Halogen lamp

Halogen lights emit bright, powerful light, and while they're often more expensive than traditional bulbs, they're about 25 percent more efficient and last three times longer than standard bulbs. They come in a variety of shapes and colors and can be used with dimmers.

Halogen lamps are a type of incandescent lamps. They are about 30% more efficient than older incandescent bulbs and last longer. They are likely to be used in the home as low voltage downlights and for various special purposes. They can be a good choice when fixtures are likely to be hot for extended periods of time, as LEDs and CFLs are sensitive to high temperatures.

Note that low voltage does not necessarily mean low energy consumption. A typical low voltage halogen downlight uses about 35W to 50W, with an additional 10W for the transformer.

Eco-halogen lamp

Eco-halogen bulbs in the shape of traditional bulbs are also used in downlights. They provide naturally dimmable light that lasts twice as long as regular halogen bulbs.

Incandescent lamp

Incandescent bulbs are simple and cheap to make, but run very inefficiently compared to CFLs and LEDs; most of the electricity is converted to heat rather than light, so a 60W incandescent bulb can only emit as much light as an 8W LED. That's why they're mostly phased out now, but they're still available for special purposes, such as oven lights, where no suitable LED or CFL replacement has yet been developed.

Table comparing lumen ratings for LED, halogen and CFL lamps

Lifespan10,000~50000 hours6000~15,000 hours2000 hours1200 hours
 More efficient                                                                                                                                  Less efficient

Are LED globe lights energy efficient?

If you want to make your home more energy efficient, LED globe lights are the way to go. They don't generate as much heat as halogen and incandescent bulbs, so they last longer and function more efficiently in cold weather. LED globes last approximately 42 times longer than incandescent bulbs, 13 times longer than halogen bulbs, and have the lowest power consumption of all lighting options.

What are the accessories of LED energy-saving lamps?

LED energy-saving lamp accessories are some accessories related to LED lamps, which are the conditions for the assembly and molding of LED lamps. Including: light sources, terminals, sensors, converters, adapters, light boxes, magnetic ballasts, electronic ballasts, acrylic accessories, plastic accessories, special lamps, filaments, electronic components, capacitors, brackets, hardware, ceramics parts, plastic parts, glass parts, die-casting parts, ballasts, starters, transformers, voltage regulators, wires, sockets, plugs, switches, lamp holders, lamp holders, lamp panels, optical fibers, crystal parts, lamp tubes, lamps Columns, lampshades and more.

How to change light bulbs to save energy?

Since LEDs are the most energy efficient light bulbs, it's a good idea to switch to LEDs if you want to be more mindful of your energy usage. Newer LED globes produce the same brightness (or lumens) as traditional bulbs such as halogen and incandescent bulbs, but use far less electricity (or watts).

If you want to switch to LED globe lights but are not sure which lights are right for your home, please contact the lighting experts on our website and they will be able to help you find the lights you need.
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