What is an LED light bulb?
Replacing your lighting with LED bulbs is one of the easiest things you can do to save electricity and money
in your home! LED (light-emitting-diode) lighting surpasses the efficiency of existing technologies, such as CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) and incandescent bulbs.
Save Energy, Save Money
Save money immediately with a wide range of rebates, including instant cash savings from these participating retailers
selling ENERGY STAR lighting products. City Light provides up to $5 discounts on bulbs and fixtures. Plus, the energy savings do more than keep cash in your pocket; it’s good for our environment.
Check out the dramatic difference LED bulbs can have:
Benefits of LED.
Reduced Energy Costs
LEDS use up to 80% less
energy than standard incandescent bulbs.
Dimmable LEDs can be used with dimmers designed for LEDs.
LED bulbs last up to 25 Years or 25,000 hours based on average household usage.
LED bulbs don’t have any of that annoying flicker effect like other energy-efficient bulbs.
Wide Variety of
Colors and Types
LED bulbs are available in a variety of forms, and emit a wide range of colors, from cool to warm. Need help selecting the right LED for you?
Find our LED Selector Tool
& Style Selector Sign
at a participating retailers or contact our Energy Advisors at (206) 684-3800 or by email
LED bulbs contain no mercury.
Fluorescent lighting, like linear fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL bulbs), contain small amounts of mercury, so they must be recycled at a local collection site because they are banned from going in the garbage.
Before recycling a working CFL or fluorescent tube, consider using it to in a place where light is not used very often. While LEDs may outperform fluorescent bulbs, there are few reasons to recycle a fluorescent bulb when it is still working.
If you're replacing a burned-out or old CFL be sure to visit one of these convenient locations that recycle CFLs for free: Bartell Drugs, Home Depot, Lowes, McLendon Hardware and SCL's North and South Service Centers.
For a complete list of recyclers, visit lightrecycle.org
Linear fluorescent tube recycling
Linear tubes also must be recycled, for a list of locations visit Seattle Public Utilities recycling look up tool.
Cleaning up a Broken CFL
Should a CFL break, the Environmental Protection Agency provides handling recommendations on their website.
Still have questions? Contact any Energy Advisor for personal assistance!