CFL Purchasing Guide - Green Light New Orleans

CFL Purchasing Guide - Green Light New Orleans
CFL Purchasing Guide
My Fixture Has A/An…
How Much Light Do I Want?
Dimmer
You’ll need a special dimmable CFL.
Three-way
socket
You’ll need a special three-way CFL.
Electronic
control
Check with the manufacturer of your
photocell, motion sensor, or timer.
To determine which ENERGY STAR qualified light
bulbs will provide the same amount of light as
your current incandescent light bulbs, consult the
following chart:
Incandescent
Bulbs
Minimum
Light Output
(watts)
(lumens)
ENERGY STAR
Qualified
CFLs
(watts)
What Color Would Work Best For My Use?
With CFLs you have options for your white light. Light
color is measured on the Kelvin scale (K). As you see
below, lower numbers mean the light appears yellowish
and higher numbers mean the light is whiter or bluer.
Warm White,
Soft White
Cool White,
Bright White
Natural
or Daylight
Standard color of
incandescent bulbs.
Good for kitchens
and work spaces.
Good for reading.
2700K
3000K
3500K
4100K
5000K
40
450
9 to 13
60
800
13 to 15
75
1,100
18 to 25
100
1,600
23 to 30
150
2,600
30 to 52
Notes:
6500K
How toTO
Choose
HOW
CHOOSE
the right ENERGY STAR Qualified Bulbs
®
THE RIGHT ENERGY STAR® QUALIFIED LIGHT BULB
Table/ Floor
Lamps
Spiral
Covered
A-shaped
Globe
Tube
Candle
Indoor
Reflector
Outdoor
Reflector
Pendant
Fixtures
Ceiling
Fixtures
Ceiling
Fans
Wall
Sconces
Recessed
Cans
Track
Lighting
Outdoor
Covered
Outdoor
Flood
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