12.2 - LIGHT BULB USE AND CONTROL
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Type of bulb used for the longest period of time on average
Incandescent light bulb 5,987,211 A 334,669 A 1,894,561 A 2,051,515 A
Compact fluorescent light bulb 2,797,308 A 240,840 A 479,219 A 1,144,883 A
Other fluorescent light bulb 1,015,195 A 70,290 M 248,253 A 390,246 A
Light-emitting diode (LED) 2,596,814 A 213,809 A 477,810 A 1,013,357 A
Don't know 1,287,358 A 106,769 A 269,911 A 543,460 A
Not stated 489,921 A 30,949 M 191,532 M 136,935 A
Average number of hours most used bulb is on during summer
2 hours or less 2,102,711 A 156,352 A 554,602 A 656,948 A
3 hours 2,253,751 A 149,292 A 681,254 A 755,373 A
4 hours 2,754,759 A 234,985 A 710,985 A 987,257 A
5 to 6 hours 3,406,046 A 198,750 A 772,744 A 1,436,271 A
7 to 9 hours 1,388,720 A 86,980 A 357,807 A 496,775 A
10 or more hours 1,540,398 A 106,856 A 296,461 A 664,473 A
Not stated 727,422 A 64,112 A 187,432 A 283,299 A
Average number of hours most used bulb is on during winter
2 hours or less 342,405 A 18,303 M 68,727 M 132,427 M
3 hours 250,810 A - U 80,993 M 94,665 M
4 hours 725,351 A 55,295 M 128,180 A 310,706 A
5 to 6 hours 4,007,927 A 242,689 A 1,176,541 A 1,546,198 A
7 to 9 hours 3,965,107 A 308,892 A 1,033,340 A 1,366,322 A
10 or more hours 3,723,749 A 259,858 A 802,331 A 1,391,829 A
Not stated 1,158,458 A 100,985 A 271,174 A 438,249 A
Number of light bulbs using a programmable timer control
None 3,856,189 A 240,809 A 959,461 A 1,333,555 A
One 726,655 A 27,360 M 180,328 M 352,046 A
Two to three 579,066 A 27,251 M 194,482 A 230,206 A
More than three 549,122 A 19,283 M 221,874 A 204,408 A
Don't know 1,136,065 A 67,295 A 261,363 A 519,871 A
Not stated 7,326,710 A 615,328 A 1,743,776 A 2,640,310 A
Number of light bulbs using a motion detector
None 3,323,850 A 198,649 A 920,122 A 1,102,448 A
One 1,311,933 A 79,312 A 232,833 A 522,307 A
Two to three 1,610,956 A 117,507 A 324,658 A 569,825 A
More than three 430,435 A 27,035 M 72,666 M 157,134 A
Don't know 1,039,430 A 59,122 M 231,650 A 493,759 A
Not stated 6,457,202 A 515,701 A 1,779,355 A 2,434,923 A
Number of light bulbs using a light sensor
None 3,917,529 A 238,520 A 945,318 A 1,409,934 A
One 510,784 A 45,275 M 121,705 M 153,308 A
Two to three 437,982 A 24,363 M 75,205 M 195,412 M
More than three 227,994 M - U 47,749 M 89,537 M
Don't know 1,043,926 A 65,595 M 251,392 A 467,227 A
Not stated 8,035,592 A 613,532 A 2,119,916 A 2,964,977 A
Number of light bulbs using a light dimmer
None 2,219,307 A 151,342 A 481,786 A 756,468 A
One 1,525,867 A 98,157 A 344,395 A 588,373 A
Two to three 1,781,877 A 123,984 A 493,631 A 660,185 A
More than three 2,891,080 A 167,008 A 872,755 A 1,070,698 A
Don't know 965,883 A 63,933 M 216,002 A 434,516 A
Not stated 4,789,794 A 392,903 A 1,152,716 A 1,770,156 A
Number of light bulbs using a wireless remote control
None 3,999,313 A 240,102 A 973,067 A 1,421,243 A
One 378,936 A 19,076 M 95,873 M 142,745 M
Two to three 300,808 A 19,480 M 36,285 M 167,423 M
More than three 201,818 M - U - U 98,516 M
Don't know 1,056,668 A 71,218 A 234,427 A 504,578 A
Not stated 8,236,265 A 642,862 A 2,181,018 A 2,945,891 A
Number of light bulbs using any other type of controlling device
None 1,118,667 A 90,163 A 232,013 A 396,609 A
One - U - U - U - U
Two to three 42,815 M - U - U - U
More than three 92,531 M - U - U - U
Don't know 868,179 A 52,133 M 237,857 M 359,498 A
Not stated 12,037,787 A 841,115 A 3,044,800 A 4,472,313 A

Legend:

The letter beside each estimate classifies its quality as follows: A–Acceptable, M–Use with caution, U–Too unreliable to be published.

Source:

2015 Survey of Household Energy Use