The low energy light bulb library kit contains 17 diffferent light bulbs plus information and FAQs, which you borrow for stalls, events, or meetings, to demonstrate the range and variety of low energy lightbulbs on the market today.
Ban the Bulb - Ban the Bulb: Local organisation, does what it says on the tin!
Eco-St - Eco-St is a real shop selling products that help you reduce the harmful impact that you might have on the planet.
Efficient Lighting - This is the only UK organisation to supply solely low energy light bulbs/. All our light bulbs in the library are sourced from here You can browse the website for the latest bulbs, and order your online. Tel: 08702 425 384
Light bulb bloggers - Is nothing sacred? A list of blogs about low energy lightbulbs...
The Lightbulb Company - On-line supplier of Light Bulbs - based in Magdalen Road, Oxford
Light bulbs and star signs - What's your star sign...and how many of you does it take to change a lightbulb? Some light- hearted humour if the LEDS, CFLs and CO2 gets too much!
Lightbulbs Direct - Large variety of low energy lightbulbs, including coloured bulbs
Light bulbs - Not such a bright idea - BBC article by Matt Prescott - why we should ban the traditional light bulb.
Light bulb Superstore - BLT Direct makes light work of buying light bulbs, lamps and tubes online in the UK and around the world. Range of bulbs on line, all bulbs, not just energy efficient
Lighting Directory - The Lighting Directory is a comprehensive online resource and directory of lighting suppliers. This page features Energy Saving Light Bulbs.
Lighting the key to saving energy - BBC article by Richard Black - how a global switch to efficient lighting systems would trim the world's electricity bill by nearly one-tenth.
Wikipedia light bulbs - Try this link for info, and links to actions and campaigns about low energy lightbulbs.
Trip the light fantastic!
Did you know:
Lighting accounts for 10-15% of the electricity bill in most homes.
Low energy bulbs use up to 80% less power than traditional bulbs, and last up to 12 times longer.
Low energy light bulbs come in all shapes and sizes - and can fit virtually every lighting need
Explore the range and find one for you!
**Follow the links to the left for online low energy lightbulb suppliers, or try these Oxon shops: Eco-St (Chinnor), Oxford Environment Centre (Charlbury), Bannor Electrical (The Basement 5 West Street, CHIPPING NORTON, OX7 5LH, tel 01608 643202 ).
Electricity, climate change and Co2 footprints
CFLs - compact fluorescent lights
Incandescent - the ‘traditional' lightbulb... soon to become collectors items!
LEDs - light emitting diode
Carbon footprint - a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted through the combustion of fossil fuels to produce our electricity. The more energy we consume, the larger our carbon footprint. Using less energy in low energy lighting reduces our carbon footprint. Easy.
Materials to download
You can now download three posters giving background information about the lightbulbs - which also make a great free-standing display.
Lightbulb Facts - essentials facts about lighting and energy
Lightbulb Library - funky poster showing the range of bulbs in our Lightbulb library, together with prices
Low energy Lightbulb suppliers - A poster showing some of the low energy light bulb suppliers in the UK.
 Source : (EST http://www.est.org.uk/myhome/efficientproducts/lighting/)
 Source: DTI 2002, DEFRA 2002, cited in www.40percent.org.uk/40-percent-research/introduction/
 Source: www.40percent.org.uk/40-percent-research/introduction/
 Source: UK Climate Change Programme 2006, section 2, Delivering Emissions Reductions. Webpage: www.defra.gov.uk/environment/climatechange/uk/ukccp/pdf/ukccp06-pt3.pdf