As LEDs replace incandescent on store shelves, they are labels and other information on bulb packaging that will help you find the right light to replace the familiar glow from your favourite lamp.

  1. Purchase based on Lumens not Watts. Instead of watts, use lumens as the yardstick for brightness.
  2. Choose the light colour you want.
  3. Match the bulb shape to your fixture. LED bulbs come in all shapes, sizes and fixtures. If you have an existing fixture, make sure to get the bulb that fits correctly.
  4. Choose the right bulb for dimmers. The bulb of choice must be dimmable and also compatible with the dimmer switches in your home.