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Are light bulb packages and labels changing?

Are light bulb packages and labels changing?

Question:

Are light bulb packages and labels changing?

This chart shows the numbers of lumens produced by common incandescent bulbs and what to look for on new labels.

 

 

Answer:

Along with the new energy-efficient light bulbs is newly redesigned packaging that provides consumers with more information.

The labels will include:

    • The percentage of energy saved by the bulb,
    • A watt versus lumen┬ácomparison,
    • Life-expectancy of the bulb,
    • Light appearance and,
    • Energy used.

 

Click here to read about lumen vs. watts and the new labels

Click here for a larger version of this new label breakdown from the NRDC