Lighting accounts for around a quarter of all the energy that the average household uses. That means that 25% of what you spend on your energy bills comes directly down to the light bulbs that you switch on and off every day. So, that is exactly why more and more people are turning to LED bulbs in order to bring down that 25% of the bill and in fact, using LED bulbs can reduce your lighting bill by as much as 90%, therefore making a significant dent in your monthly energy bills.
E27 LED bulbs are one of the most common types of LED bulbs and are designed to be a simple and direct replacement bulb for the old incandescent style lighting of the same nature. It really is as simple as removing the old bulb and replacing them with the new E27 LED bulbs to instantly have the 90% savings on the energy but without losing any of the light or having to make any amendments to your existing set ups.
One of the biggest problems or reasons for people not changing over to E27 LED bulbs is often that people simply don’t understand which bulb is right for their needs. Many people are so used to using the old watts system to evaluate roughly how much light they will get out of their bulb, that the new LED range can be a bit hard to understand.
A lot of us have grown up not actually knowing how much light is emitted from a bulb, we simply know whether we want a 40 watt bulb, a 60 watt bulb, or a really bright 100 watt bulb. However, the fact of the matter is that the amount of light is really measured by lumens, rather than how many watts of power is used. The amount of power required by each bulb varies depending on the style and the watts is simply a measurement of how much power it will use. The fact is that E27 LED bulbs use far less power than incandescent bulbs to achieve the same amount of light. That means that a 50 watt bulb would not be replaced with a 50 watt LED bulb.
So, the simplest way is to start looking at lumens rather than watts. This way, you will be able to replace your old incandescent bulbs with new, lower energy E27 LED bulbs that still provide the same level of light.
As an idea, a 60 watt bulb will produce around 360 lumens and this same level of light can often be emulated by just 5 watts when using an E27 LED bulb. This would mean that you can simply take out your existing 60 watt light bulb and replace it with a 5 watt E27 LED bulb and still get roughly the same amount of light but at less than 10% the power consumption.
One of the other common E27 LED bulbs is the replacement for halogen bulbs. These often come as a 50 watt bulb which produces around 320 lumens. The E27 LED bulbs that would replace this 50 watt bulb would produce the same amount of light with just 4 or 5 watts of power.