LED lightbulbs (short for light-emitting diodes) have taken over as the greenest choice when it comes to choosing lightbulbs for your home. They are long-lasting, mercury-free, energy-efficient and cast a soft white light. But when shopping for LED bulbs, it can be tough to determine which bulb is the right one for your house. To figure it out, look for the lumens rating on the package. This is a measurement to determine the output of light for an LED bulb. To figure out which LED bulb should replace an old-fashioned incandescent, multiply the wattage of the old bulb by 100. So a 40-watt incandescent bulb would mean a 4000-lumen LED bulb is the perfect green swap.
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