Energy efficient light bulbs use up to 80% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs, so you start saving money the moment you make the switch.
Coupled with smart use and good lighting design, energy efficient lighting can brighten your world and lighten your power bills.
Choose the right light bulbsEfficient light bulbs come in all kinds of shapes, colours, sizes and levels of brightness - there's an efficient light bulb for all lighting situations. Find out more about choosing the right light bulb.
To see what efficient bulbs will work in your home and how much you could save, check out our efficient lighting tool.
Check the bulb packaging
Energy efficient light bulbs have a lot of useful information on the packaging. Find out more about what to look for on bulb packaging.
Work out the savingsEnergy efficient light bulbs use up to 80% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs, so they are cheaper to run each year. They also last longer than standard bulbs so savings build over time. Find out more.
Choose a quality productNew standards mean modern CFLs last longer, are more reliable, more energy efficient, and are as bright as you want them to be. There are also limits on their mercury content.
Some CFLs and LEDs now qualify for the ENERGY STAR® mark which means they are even more energy efficent, brighter and last longer. Find out more about quality standards for energy efficient bulbs.
The right choice of lights, where they're positioned and how they operate will help you create the right mood and effect in your home. Learn more about how to make the right design decisions for your home.
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Use this tool to choose the type of space you're looking to light, and then try different recommended lighting styles for the space.
- Read Consumer NZ's report on CFLs.