LED Bulbs

Industrial Consumer

Compared to CFLs, LEDs are more energy efficient and longer lasting, and do not contain toxic mercury. 

LEDs can replace less-efficient incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, and high-intensity discharge (HID) bulbs/lamps and fixtures.  LED drivers can replace fluorescent and HID ballasts. 

Comply with the Guide for City staff below.  

Required

Suggested

Limited

Prohibited

Info on this product category: LED Bulbs

Why Go Green

More energy efficient and longer lasting than fluorescents and incandescents.
Unlike fluorescent bulbs, LEDs have no toxic mercury.

Criteria for LED Bulbs

Last updated

Last updated: 
August 14, 2019

Guide for City Staff

City staff should see the buy green guide for lamps (bulbs), ballasts, LED fixtures, and drivers, and recycling.

Need help switching to LEDs?  Get funding for retrofits with the SF Public Utilities Commission: 415-554-2424, DAYoung@sfwater.org.

Recycling Instructions

Hang posters where lighting is collected for recycling.

In City-owned buildings, pay for a pickup from your lighting vendor or SF Department of Public Health (SFDPH).

In privately-owned buildings, use companies serving the San Francisco Bay Area.

Guide for Small Businesses & Homes

  • Get a free on-site assessment for low-cost installation of energy-saving equipment. Contact SF Energy Watch, 415-355-3769. 
  • Recycle lighting with companies serving the San Francisco Bay Area or the rest of the U.S.

Guide for Large Organizations

  • Get a free on-site assessment for low-cost installation of energy-saving equipment. Contact SF Energy Watch, 415-355-3769.
  • Recycle lighting with companies serving the San Francisco Bay Area or the rest of the U.S.