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Reading lightbulb labels: how to get the most energy efficiency and the lighting you want

Tips for lighbulb buyers

There are so many lightbulbs, but its hard to figure out which ones are worth the extra money. Will that $12.00 bulb really last forever? Will that $3.00 bulb really save energy? The label on the lightbulb package is supposed to help, but most of us don’t know our watts from our lumens. Check out our tips for lightbulb buyers and learn to get the most energy savings, for less!

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