The energy label of a light bulb
As well as being better for the environment, using bulbs that have A++, A+ and A energy labels help you save money on energy bills. Believe it or not, by switching from incandescent or halogen bulbs to LED ones, energy savings of up to 90% can be achieved!
All lighting products have an energy label that makes it easy to determine their efficiency. The best possible energy label rating is A++ with E being the worst. See the table below to learn more about the typical energy label ratings of different lighting technologies:
|A||Compact fluorescent lamps with exposed tubes|
|A-B||Compact fluorescent lamps with bulb-shaped housing|
|B||Halogen bulbs with infrared coating|
|C||Halogen bulbs with xenon gas filling (230V)|
|C||Conventional halogen bulbs (12-24V)|
|D-F||Conventional halogen bulbs (230V)|
|E||Incandescent light bulbs|
Note that halogen bulbs are slowly disappearing from the market due to regulations put in place to encourage people to switch to LED alternatives that offer much better energy efficiency. They'll continue to be sold until stocks run out, however. Start shopping for energy-efficient LED lighting by clicking on one of the links below.