Guide to replacing Incandescent.

Incandescent light bulbs have been a staple in our homes and businesses for over 100 years, but their inefficiency and short lifespan make them a less-than-ideal choice in today's energy-conscious world. As a result, many of you are making the switch to LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs, which offer numerous benefits, including energy efficiency, durability, and cost savings.  

If you're considering or being forced to replace your incandescent bulbs with LEDs, we’ll walk you through the process. I know many of you love your incandescent bulbs.


The benefits of LED bulbs are highly energy efficient, using less energy than incandescent bulbs to produce the same amount of light. They can last up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, which reduces the frequency of replacements and lowers maintenance costs. Additionally, LED bulbs emit very little heat, making them safer to use and reducing the strain on cooling systems during warmer months. GoodBulb LEDs are the longest lasting bulbs in the universe. GoodBulb also has LEDs that mimic the spectrum of an incandescent light bulb.

Before replacing your incandescent bulbs, you need to determine which LED is the right bulb. Considering the different options available in the LED market we recommend speaking with a lighting specialist. LED bulbs come in various shapes, sizes, and color temperatures, allowing you to choose the right fit for your needs. Your needs are not the same as your neighbors. Make sure to check the packaging or product specifications to find LED bulbs with the same or higher lumens as your current incandescent bulbs to achieve the desired brightness. 



One of the significant advantages of LED bulbs is their energy efficiency. To understand the energy savings, calculate the wattage of your current incandescent bulbs and compare it with the wattage of the LED bulbs you plan to purchase. Multiply the difference in wattage by the number of hours you use the lights each day and the number of bulbs in your home times the cost of electricity. This will give you an estimate of the energy savings you can expect. You can ask a Lumen Master at GoodBulb to do this work for you.  We are happy to help.

To simplify the process, start replacing incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs room by room. Begin with the rooms where lights are used most frequently, such as the kitchen, living room, home office, garage, or outdoor lighting in a home. Gradually work your way through the rest of the house. This approach allows you to assess the impact of the LED bulbs and adjust the brightness or color temperature as needed. We recommend the same process in a commercial or business setting.   

Incandescent bulbs contain filaments and other materials that should not be thrown into regular household waste. Contact your local waste management facility or recycling center to inquire about proper disposal methods for incandescent bulbs. Many municipalities have specific recycling programs for household bulbs, ensuring they are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. If you are replacing CFL or Fluorescent lighting in your home or business, be careful not to break the bulbs, they have mercury and other gases contained within the glass.


Once you've replaced all your incandescent bulbs with LEDs, keep track of your energy bills to monitor your savings. Over time, you should see a noticeable decrease in your energy consumption and costs. Consider using the savings to invest in additional energy-efficient upgrades or other sustainable practices around your home. 

By following this guide to replacing incandescent bulbs with LEDs, you can significantly reduce your energy consumption, lower your electricity bills, and enjoy the benefits of long-lasting, efficient lighting. Make the switch to LED and join the movement toward a greener and more sustainable future. 

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