Light bulbs or lamps

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Buy ENERGY STAR® to save you money!

ENERGY STAR certified light bulbs use a remarkable 70-90% less energy, on average, than traditional incandescent light bulbs. ENERGY STAR certified light bulbs using light-emitting diode (LED) technology last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

With the phasing out of some kinds of inefficient light bulbs, it’s time to make the jump to ENERGY STAR certified light bulbs. Saving energy saves money and reduces your carbon footprint.

Key features

  • Meet strict quality and efficiency standards that are tested by accredited labs and certified by a third party.
  • Carry warranties for performance and lifespan, so you know they will live up to their promise.
  • Produce almost no heat and are resistant to vibration, cutting cooling and replacement costs.
  • Use sophisticated engineering to provide the type of light quality and feel consumers expect from traditional incandescent light bulbs.
  • Include “smart” bulbs that let you use your smartphone or tablet to turn off, dim or tune the colour of your lights, so you get more control over mood and energy consumption.
Light bulbs or lamps

Start your research using the ENERGY STAR Product Finder tool to find and compare certified light bulbs. (Note: You will be redirected to the U.S. ENERGY STAR website. Make sure to click “Canada” under the “Markets” when searching.)

Helpful tips

  • Use motion sensors for outdoor lights so they only turn on when needed.
  • It can’t get easier than this - turn off lights when you leave a room to save even more energy.

The ENERGY STAR Promise

All ENERGY STAR certified products are tested to meet strict efficiency specifications and are certified by an independent third party. They perform the same as or better than standard products without compromising performance in any way.

Regulations set the energy efficiency minimum

Light bulbs are subject to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations, which set a minimum performance standard for their energy efficiency. Find details in the Guide to the Regulations.


The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.