Save Energy with Innovative LEDs 

Explore a variety of bulbs that will help bring light and some exciting features to your home. 


The light bulb has come a long way since incandescent bulbs started lighting homes more than 100 years ago. 

In the 1990s, compact fluorescent, or CFL, bulbs came on the scene, offering consumers a longer-lasting bulb that used less energy than older bulbs. 

In recent years, light-emitting diode, or LED, bulbs have become more affordable and more popular in households. They are super efficient—LEDs use about 75% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs—and they last longer than other bulbs. As an added bonus, because they use most of their energy to produce light instead of heat, they are cool to the touch. The cost to operate an LED bulb ranges from about $1 to $1.50 for an entire year versus $2 to $3 for a CFL and $13 to $21 for an incandescent bulb. 

Innovative features 

In addition to being more efficient, LEDs have more features from practical to fun! Here's a rundown of some LED options for your household. These bulbs can be purchased at major retailers where home goods are sold and online. Some of them also can be purchased through the FOCUS ON ENERGY® online marketplace

Dusk-to-dawn bulbs 

Coming home late and forgot to leave the light on, or simply looking for a way to ensure exterior lights aren't unintentionally operating during the day? Built-in sensors allow these bulbs to automatically turn on at night and off in the morning.  

Speaker bulbs 

Classical on the patio, classic rock in the kitchen and heavy metal in the garage? You can dial up the perfect soundtrack for all of your living spaces with LEDs that have built-in Bluetooth speakers. 

Color-changing bulbs 

This bright idea allows users to create a wide range of colors that can be easily changed with a smartphone. Many of these bulbs also integrate with Alexa and Google Home for a complete smart home experience. 

Rechargeable emergency bulbs 

Where's the flashlight? That's a question you may never have to ask again with emergency LED backup bulbs. These bulbs self-charge and can operate for up to five hours on battery power. 

Motion-sensing bulbs 

If you don't like the dark, this is the solution for you. Smart bulbs with motion sensors can automatically turn on when they sense you're coming into a room or area. This is a great option for garages or closets where the switch is in an inconvenient or unreachable location.

Voice-controlled bulbs 

No more clapping to turn off the light! Voice-controlled bulbs turn on and off with your voice command. This is a great option for people with limited mobility.

Smart switches

A smart, wireless switch mounts to your wall and works like a traditional wall switch—but with a lot more features. It allows you to turn your smart bulbs on and off and adjust your lighting without impacting other smart home devices. Plus, you can place a smart switch just about anywhere to control your lighting.


published: Aug-31-2023