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Philips Lighting

Efficiency and performance – Philips brings you three energy-efficient lighting technologies – LED bulbs, EcoVantage Energy Saver halogen bulbs and Energy Saver Compact Fluorescent bulbs. 


Recognizing how resource conservation and climate protection will play an increasingly significant part in human health and well-being, Philips pays special attention to maximizing the effect of lighting while minimizing the energy required to produce it.

Discover elegant energy-saving LED lighting made simple with Philips LED bulbs. A perfect energy-efficient alternative to incandescent, halogen or compact fluorescent light bulbs that enhance your home with beautiful light. The elegantly designed bulbs provide increased life when compared to less-efficient incandescents, making them ideal for table and floor lamps, decorative fixtures, and track and recessed lighting. Philips brings to you a complete family of innovative LED energy-saving, long-life bulbs for every household application. Upgrade to LED lighting and see what light can do.


  • Available for every application within your home
  • Save up to 80% in energy costs*
  • Long life – 22.8 years (25,000 hours or more)*
  • Dimmable*
  • Available in various colour temperatures (2700K – 6500K)
  • Instant-on light means no warm-up time or delay
  • Mercury and lead-free construction
  • Quiet (no-hum) operation
  • Will not fade fabrics or furnishings
  • Contemporary design fits most fixtures*
  • Energy Star® qualified*

*See packaging for details


Aside from the many features and benefits listed above, it is important to emphasize the energy saving and long life features that Philips LED bulbs offer you.



Same Great Benefits! NEW Design!

  • Energy Saving – save up to 80% in energy costs
  • Long life - Lasts 25 times as long as traditional incandescent bulbs (25,000 hours or more)
  • Dimmable
  • Omni-directional light – light diffuses in all directions
  • Energy Star® qualified*

*see packaging for details


LED wattages are too low so the light output is not bright enough.

Wattage refers to the amount of energy required to light the bulb – it does not translate to brightness. Brightness is measured in lumens. The higher the lumens, the brighter the light. The light bulb that produces the greatest number of lumens per watt of energy is the most efficient bulb (sort of like the car that can travel the furthest distance on a single litre of gas is the most fuel-efficient car).

LED bulbs cost too much.

The return on investment (ROI) for the use of LED bulbs is surprisingly fast when taking energy cost and maintenance savings into consideration. In many cases, economic payback can be seen in as little as three years. Savings, however, begin immediately after the LED bulb is inserted into the light socket, replacing the inefficient incandescent technology. The initial purchase investment of an LED bulb might be higher as compared to purchasing other technologies of similar bulbs. In the long run they are less expensive as they will save up to 80% in energy costs, they use less electricity, and last longer (up to 25,000 hours or 22.8 years).

Bulbs with more LEDs (light emitting diodes) are brighter than bulbs with less.

The number of diodes (LEDs) within a bulb is not a reflection of how bright the bulb will be. There are many different types of LEDs and they vary greatly in quality of light output and size. The most accurate measurement of brightness is lumens.

Philips LED bulbs use only the highest quality LEDs. Every LED bulb undergoes thorough testing and analysis prior to being placed on the retail shelf.

What is an LED bulb?
  • LED bulbs are a new, energy-efficient light source for accent and general lighting in the home. An advanced technology actually encases one or more LEDs (light-emitting diodes) inside the bulb. LED bulbs contain no mercury, use less energy, and last a very long time. They also produce little to no heat, have no filament or tube to break, and are extremely durable. In fact, Philips LEDs will not break or shatter if dropped.

Will LED light bulbs fit into fixtures I have in my home?
  • Yes. LED bulbs have standard bases that fit into most standard household fixtures. LED bulbs have been designed in the similar size and shape as regular bulbs.

Are LEDs environmentally friendly?
    • LEDs are already more than three times more efficient than an average household bulb with up to 80% energy savings (depending on the bulb).
    • LEDs have a longer life, lasting up to 25 times longer than an ordinary household light bulb. This means lower maintenance and replacement costs.
    • LEDs are mercury free and RoHS compliant.
How long do LEDs last?
  • Philips' current LED product selection is rated at 25,000 hours (or 22.8 years). LEDs do not "burn out" like traditional bulbs, but Philips considers a bulb at the end of its life once it reaches 70% of the initial light output.

Do LED bulbs work in cold temperatures?
  • Yes, The reliable operating temperature range is -20°C to 45°C

What are the benefits of LED lighting?
    • LEDs produce more light per watt than incandescent bulbs
    • LEDs last a very long time – they’re typically rated at 25,000 hours and continue to improve as the technology develops
    • LEDs have faster response rates than fluorescent lighting – they turn on instantly and achieve full brightness in microseconds
    • LEDs do not contain mercury
    • LEDs have the ability to dim; they are suitable for use with leading edge and/or trailing edge dimmers.
Are LEDs Energy Star® rated?
  • Philips is excited to introduce four Energy Star®-qualified LED bulbs to the market: AmbientLED 12.5W Household, AmbientLED 8W Household, AmbientLED PAR30 Indoor Flood, AmbientLED PAR38 Indoor Flood. The Philips AmbientLED 12.5W is the world's first Energy Star®-qualified LED replacement for a 60 watt incandescent bulb.

Energy savings without sacrifice

Now you can get the same look with the same light...which means more choices!

Philips EcoVantage Energy Saver halogen bulbs are a bright, energy-saving alternative to standard incandescent bulbs – and they save you money on your energy bill.

EcoVantage bulbs reduce energy consumption without sacrificing the qualities of a traditional bulb. They produce high quality light more efficiently, work with dimmer switches, and are available in an assortment of familiar shaped flood lights for pot light and track light fixtures. Use them in your existing fixtures just as you would standard incandescents and your home will look great while you save.

Features and Benefits

  • Provide at least 30% energy savings
  • Superior light quality – bright white halogen light
  • Fully dimmable – maintains a high light quality when dimmed – allows you to change the mood while saving energy
  • Instant-on light means no warm-up time or delay
  • Contains NO mercury
  • Lasts up to 2 years – fewer light bulb changes means less hassle, great choice for hard-to-reach fixtures
  • Replaces traditional incandescent bulbs


Halogen bulbs are not dimmable.

Halogen bulbs are fully dimmable. Halogen bulbs are technically incandescent bulbs, but they have three features that make them superior to standard incandescent. They are brighter, whiter and last longer.

You cannot touch a halogen bulb with your bare fingers without damaging the bulb.

Traditional halogen capsules (such as those used for task lighting, under-cabinet lighting and automotive lighting) can be damaged if touched by bare fingers because of the natural oils on the skin. Philips' halogen standard shaped bulbs have an outer glass which protects the inner capsule from such damage.

Halogen bulbs produce too much heat.

Heat in lighting is measured by wattage. Halogen bulbs generate the same amount of heat as an equivalent wattage incandescent bulb. EcoVantage Energy Savers generate less heat than an equivalent wattage incandescent bulb since they are lower wattage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are they true energy saving bulbs?
  • Yes. EcoVantage Energy Savers use 30% less energy than an equivalent incandescent bulb. This energy savings translates into savings on your energy bill and also means you will need to change your bulbs less often.

What kind of light do they give out?
  • These bulbs supply a very high quality bright, white light. For those who prefer a crisp and clean white light, these bulbs are the perfect choice.

What advantages do these bulbs offer versus compact fluorescents (CFLs)?
  • These bulbs are fully dimmable and controllable (on timers and sensors) whereas there are only a few CFLs that can be dimmed. All EcoVantage Energy Savers bulbs are "instant-on"; there is no warm-up time required for the bulbs to reach maximum brightness. Also CFLs are not fully compatible with all timers and sensors, and therefore cannot be used with these devices.

    EcoVantage Energy Savers are easy to dispose as they do not contain any mercury.

Do these lamps meet the new federal government regulations planned for 2014?
  • Yes. These bulbs meet the standards for the proposed government legislation.

Why are they so expensive?
  • The initial cost of EcoVantage Energy Savers is higher because the materials used in producing them are more technologically advanced than those used in incandescent bulbs. The superior technology results in significant energy savings over the life of the bulb. 


Creating a warm and inviting atmosphere...and a more sustainable environment.

Philips Energy Saver Compact Fluorescent bulbs are a great choice for saving energy, enhancing your décor and saving the environment. Switching from traditional incandescent to Philips Energy Saver compact fluorescent bulbs can help reduce your electricity bill and save energy while helping you to create the perfect lighting for your many moods. Philips Energy Saver CFLs come in a range of white levels (soft white, bright white and daylight) and are available in a wide assortment of shapes and sizes...from table lamps and recessed lights to decorative fixtures. Many of our CFL lamps have an ENERGY STAR® label. By choosing an ENERGY STAR® qualified Philips compact fluorescent lamp you will be doing your part in helping to promote energy efficiency. Philips Energy Saver Compact Fluorescent lamps are a perfect replacement for energy-wasting incandescent bulbs. Going green never looked so good

NEW! Smaller Size

Philips EnergySaver Compact Fluorescent Twisters are now available in a smaller size. Fits MORE fixtures. Great compact size with same performance as Philips original CFL Twisters…delivering substantial savings. Small size - big impact.


  • Direct replacement for incandescent bulbs
  • Long life – lasts up to 13 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs
  • Energy savings – uses up to 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs
  • Broad assortment of CFLs
  • All Philips CFL bulbs have less than 2mg of mercury
  • Available in familiar shapes, sizes and colours (e.g. soft white, bright white and daylight)


CFLs contain high amounts of mercury.

The battery in a typical wrist watch contains five times more mercury than a Philips CFL bulb.

CFLs emit smoke when they die.

Philips has designed all their CFLs with safeguard technology to ensure that their lamps safely extinguish at the end of their life.

CFLs are more dangerous than incandescent bulbs.

Philips CFLs are not more dangerous than incandescent bulbs when used in accordance with the operating instructions on the package. In fact, they generate 70% less heat than an incandescent bulb which makes them much cooler to the touch.

CFLs are dangerous to your health.

CFLS, as demonstrated by Health Canada test results, do not pose a health hazard to the general population.

Health Canada has also published an article regarding The Safety of Compact Fluorescent Lamps.

CFLs are not as bright as incandescent bulbs.

With advancements in technology, CFLs are now just as bright as incandescent bulbs.

The brightness of a bulb is measured in lumens - the higher the lumen rating the brighter the bulb.

Incandescent CFL Minimum Lumens
40 watt 9 watt 450
60 watt 13 watt 800
100 watt 23 watt 1600

As the bulb wattage increases, so does its lumen rating.

CFLs cannot be recycled because of the mercury.

CFL bulbs need to be disposed of properly. Because they contain a small amount of mercury, they should not be thrown into the regular garbage. Most municipalities have their own system for recycling CFL bulbs. Check with your local municipality for regulations


How does a CFL bulb work?
  • Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) use fluorescent technology to produce high-quality, energy-efficient light that lasts far longer than typical incandescent bulbs.

    When power is turned on, an electric current is created inside the tube and runs between two electrodes. This current causes the encapsulated mercury to vapourize. The mercury vapour gets "excited" causing the electrons to hit the edge of the tube; in turn lighting the phosphors. This is what makes the bulb glow. 

Will a CFL bulb start to get dim with regular use?
  • The amount of light a bulb generates is measured in lumens-or lumen output. This will decrease over time, which is called lumen depreciation. There's a lumen depreciation curve for all bulbs and lamps.

Can you use CFLs with a timer?
  • It depends on the manufacturer and type of timer used. Please contact the manufacturer of the timer to determine compatibility.

Are CFLs surge proof?
  • Yes, CFLs do not have a filament and therefore are not susceptible to power surges or vibration.

Can you use CFLs in outdoor fixtures?
  • Yes, but only in enclosed weatherproof fixtures.

How do I find the right colour of CFL?
  • CFLs come in different shades of white, from soft and warm to cool and vibrant. Finding the right white is simple. The colour of a CFL is determined by its Colour or Kelvin temperature – the lower the Kelvin rating, the warmer the light.