Your Guide to Selecting and Purchasing the Right LED Bulbs
If you’ve shopped for light bulbs lately, you’ve probably noticed there are a lot of choices available. With EASY-PAY, purchasing LED lighting has never been more affordable. We offer this store and LED guide to help you choose the bulbs with the brightness, color, and features you need. To select and purchase your bulbs, visit our online store!
How EASY-PAY Works
Switching to LED bulbs can help you save energy and money over time, but they can be rather expensive to purchase. That’s where EASY-PAY comes in:
- No money down and no credit card required
- Bulbs are shipped directly to your home
- Pay for the bulbs over 36 months on your monthly electric bill
- Receive a $3 per bulb* bill credit/rebate for up to 24 bulbs
What makes EASY-PAY so great is the monthly LED savings will exceed the LED monthly billing for most bulbs**. Visit our online store and select from an assortment of Energy Star rated bulbs and floodlights. We simply request you purchase bulbs in increments of 6 to keep our shipping costs down.
*Rebate disclaimer: Funding is limited and the rebate program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
**Based on 3 hours/day and 11.4¢ per kWh
EASY-PAY LED LIGHTING GUIDE
1. Light Bulb Output: How Much Light?
The brightness of traditional incandescent bulbs has always been identified by its wattage. However, the watt is a measure of power consumption and not brightness. The term that provides a true measure of the light output of a bulb is the lumen. The higher the lumen number, the brighter the light. The table below will help you compare lumen output of standard wattage incandescent bulbs to halogen, CFL, and LED bulbs.
2. Light Appearance: What Color Light?
Incandescent lighting is usually described on its packaging as soft-white or warm-white. The Kelvin (K) scale rating is a more accurate measure that identifies the light appearance or light color a bulb provides. Incandescent bulbs produce light at 2700 K and LED bulbs can produce light of the same warm, inviting color. Be sure to check the Lighting Facts label for a Light Appearance rating of 2700 K if you want to keep the look of your current incandescent lighting. LED bulbs with higher Kelvin ratings provide a cooler, or more similar to daylight, appearance. Some people prefer a cooler appearance for task lighting or in rooms like kitchens and offices. With most LED bulbs having a Color Rendering Index (CRI) above 80, they also can do an excellent job of portraying the true color of objects in a room.
3. Lighting Facts: Read the Label
- Brightness: It is very important to make sure the lumen rating of a bulb provides the brightness you need. In this example, 800 lumens is the equivalent of a 60-watt incandescent bulb.
- Estimated Yearly Energy Cost: LED bulbs have the lowest operating cost and will save you money and energy for years.
- Energy Star: This logo means the bulb meets Energy Star’s requirements for efficiency, expected life, and quality. All LED bulbs offered by LREC will carry the Energy Star logo.
- Life: A long life ensures that a high-efficiency LED bulb will pay for itself over time.
- Light Appearance: 2700K will provide the warm hue and appearance most people are familiar with. Bulbs that produce a cooler or whiter light will have a higher rating—usually 3500K and over.