Today's energy efficient light bulbs come in a range of colour
temperatures and styles to suit every Kiwi home. So by choosing
'energy saving bulbs' over the old fashioned incandescent light
bulbs, you're not only doing your bit to reduce energy consumption,
you are also providing your home with the ideal lighting solution
for the entire home, from bedrooms to dining rooms and
Some people argue that energy saving bulbs are costly. While
standard incandescent light bulbs cost only around $1, they
typically last for only 1,000 hours and use significantly more
energy. A good quality compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) from
Panasonic is made to last around 10,000 hours. This translates into
a saving of around 50% over the lifetime of a 22W CFL replacing
Another thing to consider when switching over to eco bulbs is
energy efficient power consumption. Panasonic energy saving bulbs
use up to 80% less energy to do the same job that old bulbs do.
That means you only need a 22w bulb to replace the 100w bulb you
used to pop in your shopping trolley - and more savings on your
If you're looking for further incentive to light your home with
energy saving bulbs, the New Zealand Government has set a goal to
reduce the home lighting load by 66%, so that together we could
save over 1000 Giga Watt Hours of power annually. That's the
equivalent of all the power used by homes in the entire
Nelson/Marlborough region every single year!
A good start to getting to that goal is to buy the right energy
efficient bulb. Panasonic, renowned the world over for its
outstanding electronics, has recently introduced a new range of
energy efficient light bulbs to New Zealand shoppers that
offers up to 10,000 hours life in a single bulb. With that kind of
performance, the only thing that can't be guaranteed is how long
they last on the supermarket shelves!
Our new range arrives in store May 9th, and will be available at
your local Countdown, Foodtown or Woolworths stores.