Where to buy light bulbs

With the invention of various models of light bulbs such as LED, fluorescent, incandescent, etc. ... finding the best model has become a challenge for everyone.

For this reason, the experts at Brico&Decor have decided to provide you with a simple and clear guide, in which you will find important advice on the sale, consumption and disposal of light bulbs.

Where to buy light bulbs?

  • Electronics shops: this is one of the best solutions from the point of view of safety when choosing, but not from the economic point of view. Compared to other places, you'll find experienced staff in electronics shops who can compare different light bulb solutions to make sure you make the right choice.
  • Supermarkets: Here you will find a variety of light bulbs of all brands. Take advantage of the various discounts and offers to save money on the best solution for you. Beware that if you are not an expert in the field, making the right choice will be more difficult.
  • Online: The web is full of e-commerce sites that specialise in selling light bulbs. The low prices and the variety of products are the main advantages of buying a light bulb online. However, before buying the product, read the data sheet and make sure that what you are buying is a quality product.

How much does a light bulb consume?

To find out the power consumption of any light bulb (LED, fluorescent...) simply calculate the average cost of electricity in kilowatt-hours KW/h.

  1. Find out the wattage of a light bulb (if the value is in watts, you will have to transform it into Kw by dividing by 1000);
  2. Estimate the number of hours per day the light bulb will be on.
  3. Multiply the Kw of a light bulb by the number of hours it remains on, thus having the energy consumption of a light bulb;
  4. Find out how much a kilowatt hour of electricity and multiply this value by the number of kw/h consumed in a month. This will give you an estimate of the cost of consuming a light bulb.

Where do you dispose of light bulbs?

Depending on the type of bulb, you will have to act differently because of their construction.

  • Incandescent bulbs: as they are out of production it is unlikely that they are still in circulation. In any case, if you still have an incandescent light bulb, you will have to dispose of it at an ecological island or take it back to a light bulb retailer who, by law, must take care of its proper disposal.
  • Halogen, fluorescent or tube light bulbs: made up of certain noble gases and mercury, these bulbs must be taken to an eco-label for proper disposal.
  • LED bulbs: on the packaging of this bulb there will be a symbol with a crossed-out rubbish bin, which means that it must not be disposed of in the unsorted municipal waste bin. Disposal will take place at an ecological island or by returning the LED bulb to the retailer.

Online light bulb catalogue

If you still have doubts about which type of light bulb you need, visit Brico&Decor's online catalogue of lighting and bulbs or contact us for more information.

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