ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Eco Friendly Light Bulbs

Updated on October 21, 2014

Save Money by Buying Eco Friendly Light Bulbs

When looking for bulbs to meet your lighting needs, it is a wise choice to look at eco friendly light bulbs. They can not only help save the environment but save you a pretty penny. However, not all eco friendly light bulbs are created equal. A good place to start when looking at different types of bulbs is to know how bright of lighting you need. Alternative bulbs use less wattage than traditional incandescent bulbs and can confuse the buyer looking to replace a certain wattage. Lumen is the unit for the amount of area a light source illuminates. An average 40 watt bulb produces between 300-900 lumen. LED and halogen bulbs often list both wattage and lumen as well as what the bulb could replace. When looking to replace a specific bulb, compare the lumen output instead of wattage.

Shape is going to be an important factor when looking to replace bulbs. Many eco friendly light bulbs will fit into comparable incandescent light bulb fixtures but it is important to note that enclosed fixtures may not accept the odd sizes of alternative bulbs. In the case of enclosed fixtures, it is recommended to bring measures of the width and length of available space. Keep in mind where you are placing these bulbs as not all are made for dimming, outdoor use, or have the right kind of warm or cool light you need. Warm light is generally used for indoor use and cool light for outdoor, but this is to your preference. Read packaging to spot your specifications.

LE Super Bright 12w A60 LED Bulb Samsung

This LED bulb at 12 watts is equal to the 75 watts of incandescent bulbs and is used indoors only. It is ROHS compliant and is of high quality. It can replace even the 90 watt incandescent and can help save up to 85 percent on your next electricity bill. There is no Mercury, no lead, no UV or IR radiation. It replaces re-lamp frequency and its lifespan is over 3000 hours which is one of the longest running light bulbs on the market. It saves on maintenance costs on changing out the bulbs and it saves you on effort of having to change them out. It is shock and vibration resistant and has a luminous flux of 1080. It doesn't have harsh coloring and delivers a warm white comfort to the eye. This is among the top eco friendly light bulbs that work well in any home and creates the best lighting experience with its high end LED advanced optical design.

Bulbrite A19 Eco 6Pk 43A 19SW Eco-Friendly Halogen Soft White

These fully dimmable light bulbs that tend to be eco friendly light bulbs are available in clear and soft white to get well in your home and deliver energy saving light. They operate on 43 watts and 120 volts of power and they are equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent light bulb. The Bulbrite is in compliant to the EISA regulation and are brighter than most Halogen lights. Eco friendly bulbs are typically dimmer than the average household bulb, but these deliver plenty of light without being dull.

EarthLED Zetalux Pro 2

With a brand name like that, the Zetalux Pro 2 bulb is a 7 watt bulb that can replace the downlight incandescent 60 watts. It is also a UL listed bulb that gained a respectable 4.4 rating from reviewers on

It also more closely resembles a traditional bulb than the Philips that will last 25,000 hours. Being shatterproof and ideal for lamps as they do not heat up as much as incandescent bulbs will.

GE 61927 LED

If you are looking for outdoor flood lights, GE has one to offer you. These eco friendly light bulbs are called 61927 LED bulbs. Using 20 watts to produce 1050 lumen, this bulb is made to save you money in your yard flood lamps.

It is a precision beam of light instead of a blanketing broad beam of light. While it is not a dimmable bulb, it is an all weather bulb that will 22.8 years if used about 3 hours a day. This will add up to a $151 savings over the life of the bulb.

Feit BR40 LED

This dimmable LED flood light bulb only uses 17 watts to achieve 1065 lumen. Ideal for recessed and track lighting will last 25,000 hours. While not listed for all weather use, it is able to withstand damp environments and resists damage from shock and vibration.

With a light range of 120 degrees it will light up your environment with ease. Replace all those 100 watt bulbs with these bulbs and you can save $228 dollars in energy costs.

Gemini Innovation Corp Viridi

The Viridi bulb is an indoor motion activated bulb that needs no special wiring. All you do is screw in the bulb and move to turn on the lights. While movement is detected the light will stay on, and will automatically shut off 3 minutes after you leave the room.

Using 8.1 watts it is comparable to a 60 watt bulb but will last for 30,000 hours. This bulb is also Energy Star qualified and has a photocell that prevents activation when enough daylight is detected.

I'd Love to Hear from You!

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • egdcltd lm profile imageAUTHOR

      egdcltd lm 

      4 years ago

      @sha-ron: LED is better really than the compact fluorescent bulbs. It's certainly safer to dispose of.

    • sha-ron profile image


      4 years ago

      We all have to look after our power usage these days. We have just converted all of ours to LED lights


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)