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Best bulbs on test

Best energy-saving light bulbs

Below are the best performing energy-saving bulbs, as identified by Which? in their testing programme in May 2014.

Full test results, including the best bulbs for different energy-saving light bulb types, are available on the Which? website to subscribers:  Read the latest Which? - light bulb reviews here. Even if you aren't a subscriber, you can find free advice on energy saving on their website.

Best bright bulbs (more than 800 lumens)

Best buy is Verbatim 10W Classic A shape (LED)

 

 

 

Verbatim 10W Classic A shape (LED)

 

 

 

Worth a look is the Ikea Sparsam 20W stick (CFL)

 

 

Ikea Sparsam 20W stick (CFL)

 

 

 

 

Best medium-brightness bulbs (600-800 lumens)

Best buy is Phillips 11W A shape (LED)

 

Phillips 11W A shape (LED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best buy Quick start CFL is Phillips 12W Tornado (CFL)

 

Phillips 12W Tornado (CFL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best low-brightness bulbs (less than 600 lumens)

Best buy Megaman 7W Clear candle (LED)

Megaman 7W Clear candle (LED)

 

 

 

Worth a look is the Phillips 8W Tornado (CFL)

 

 

 

 

Last updated: June 2014


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