I don't know about you, but light bulb shopping was a lot simpler as a kid.  Now that the government has phased out the incandescent light bulb, I find the new options and choices a little overwhelming. It is all in the name of energy efficiency so I know it is a good thing; I've just had to learn a few things.  Here's what I think can help you too.

LED (light emitting diode) vs. CFL (Compact Florescent Lamp)

On average a CFL bulb may last around 8,000 hours, and an equivalent LED bulb may last around 25,000 hours.  Hands down, LED lights are more efficient.  LED lights may be pricier but they will last you a lot longer, and will save on your energy bill if you switch over all the lights in your house. 


The color of light bulbs is measured in Kelvin. The higher degrees of Kelvin the brighter the light. Different bulbs are best used in different places. Check out our info graphic below for what lighting is best to use.