Compared to “traditional” lamps, Philips energy saving lamps use less energy to generate the same amount of light, last longer, and do not need to be replaced as frequently. That means that making the switch is not only good for the environment, but good for your pocket too.
Are you aware that you can save up to 80% in home energy costs by using energy saving lighting?
By simply switching over to energy saving lighting solutions, Europe can save an equivalent of 38 tons of CO2, 156 barrels of oil, and 52 power stations. It’s a simple way to save the planet.
The smart switch
This handy Philips Replacement Guide
explains which Philips energy saving lamps you can use to replace your “traditional” light bulbs.
Energy saver facts
Energy saving light bulbs come in three main varieties for the home: Compact Fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs),
LED based light bulbs and halogen light bulbs. Each are available in a whole range of shapes and sizes so
you can obtain the same light quality you are used to from “traditional” light bulbs.
Replacements for “traditional” light bulbs
At a glance, find and compare the energy saving wattage lighting alternatives, to replace your traditional incandescent and halogen light bulbs.
Traditional Light Bulbs Guideline
Replacement Light Bulbs Guideline
Incandescent or halogen
with energy saver halogens*
with energy saver compact fluorescents
*Not available in all countries
Energy saving lighting and your health
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) contain very small and safely contained amounts of mercury (as do the “traditional” fluorescent tubes in wide use today). The use of mercury is required for any fluorescent light bulbs, in order to radiate light. However, mercury is not emitted and they are completely safe to use.
Disposing of compact fluorescent light bulbs
Contact your local recycling authorities for information about the correct electronic waste disposal procedures in your area.
How to dispose of a broken compact fluorescent
It is very unlikely that a broken light bulb with mercury it in will have an impact on your health. If a light bulb breaks, ventilate the room for 20-30 minutes. Remove the broken parts using gloves and put them in a closed plastic bag in the disposal bin. Do not use a vacuum cleaner to clean up the broken light bulb.
Understanding the cost of energy savers
Over its lifetime an energy saving light bulb can save around €80 just by replacing a 100-watt incandescent with a 20-watt energy efficient light bulb. The purchase price of energy saving light bulbs has traditionally been more expensive than “traditional” incandescent light bulbs because they are more complex to produce.
Common myths about energy saving light bulbs
Energy saving light bulbs will not fit in many lamps and fixtures.
Philips offers a wide range of very compact energy savers in various shapes so that they fit in virtually any lamps and fixtures.
Energy saving light bulbs radiate a dull, pale light.
Philips' energy savers radiate light with consistent high quality, supporting the rich colours of your home; when seeking extra sparking light, opt for Philips energy savers with clear bulbs, which include LED-based light bulbs and halogen light bulbs.
CFL energy saving light bulbs take up to 5 minutes to reach full brightness.
Philips CFL energy savers provide high brightness within seconds - look for the Quick Start logo. In addition, all halogen and LED-based energy savers provide full brightness instantly.
Not all energy saving light bulbs can be used with common home dimmer switches.
Philips offers a wide range of dimmable energy savers, including CFL and LED-based light bulbs. All halogen based energy savers dim exactly like incandescent light bulbs. Be sure you check the information on the packaging for details.