Energy-saving home lighting
Don't just bin energy-saving light bulbs:
We suggest you contact Interwaste New Zealand to safely recycle them.
Like regular incandescent bulbs:
Energy-efficient light bulbs come in a variety of shapes, sizes, light output and colours.
Energy-efficient home lighting uses 80% less energy and is cheap and easy to install
Right House-recommended energy-saving lightbulbs use up to 80% less energy than regular incandescent bulbs, and last up to eight times longer.
When you consider that lighting takes up an average of 10% of a home’s energy usage, there could be savings of hundreds of dollars a year to be made.
Energy-saving light bulbs use less energy than traditional bulbs to create the same amount of light, so when switching to energy-efficient bulbs, you need to choose bulbs with a lower wattage than you would normally select.
Use the table to help you select the bulb with the correct light output:
|Traditional bulb (incandescent)||Energy-efficient bulb (compact fluorescent)|
|60 watts||15 watts|
|75 watts||20 watts|
|100 watts||26-29 watts|
|150 watts||38-42 watts|
|250 watts||55 watts|
To get the best performance, we recommend combining the light bulbs with energy-efficient bulb fittings. Installing with existing fittings will still result in energy savings, but not to the same degree. The light bulb also may not look as good in a fitting it's not designed for.
For information on disposing of Energy-saving bulbs contact Interwaste 0800 102 131.
So, if you’re working on a new home build, renovations or just updating your existing home, Right House will include energy-saving light bulbs in the customised solution we provide you with.
Check out the home lighting range at a Right House Solutions Centre.