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Lighting Tips and Links

  • Lumens measure how much light you receive from the bulb. The more lumens, the more light you receive.
  • 90% of the energy used by traditional incandescent bulbs is wasted as heat. Incandescents tend to be cheaper but have a very short life span of 750-1,000 hours. 
  • Compact flourescent bulbs (CFLs) are slightly more expensive, however, they are 75% more efficient and have a lifespan of 8,000-10,000 hours.
  • Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are more expensive at around $20-55 per bulb but contain no mercury and are super efficient. Their lifespan is the longest at about 25,000 hours. 
  • Visit to learn more about lighting options, lumens, watts and how to choose.