Choosing an LED Bulb

Pick the right light bulb in five simple steps.

1. Select the style

Determine the styles best suited for your fixtures. Because LEDs last 10 to 25 times longer, they’re especially great for hard-to-reach places.

Guide to different LED bulb shapes


2. Choose the brightness

Use this comparison guide between incandescent bulbs and LEDs to determine the level of brightness you need. The greater the lumens, the brighter the light. 
  
Table converting incandescent wattage to LED wattage


3. Pick the color

Decide what color or temperature (shown in Kelvins or K) you want for different settings—in the kitchen, family room, bedrooms or garage. Lower K means warmer, yellowish light. Higher K means cooler, bluer light.

Illustration showing various lighting color temperatures
 

4. Reach for ENERGY STAR®-certified light bulbs 

Check the Lighting Facts label on packages to ensure you’re choosing the right bulbs. If you see the ENERGY STAR logo, the bulbs meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) energy consumption and performance standards, measured and verified by independent testing.

Guide to reading an LED bulb package label

5. Find discounted light bulbs

LED discount signIf you're a Missouri customer, look for light bulbs with the Instant Savings sticker at participating retailers. You’ll receive instant discounts right at checkout on qualified bulbs.