About Us

Building on our experience and success throughout New Zealand, Ecobulb (Energy Mad) help you to save your lighting electricity by offering you quality LED bulbs and retrofit downlight replacement solutions.

Benefits of Ecobulb LED lighting by Ecobulb:

  • Ecobulb LEDs use up to 90% less electricity than the bulbs they replace, saving you hundreds of dollars over the lifetime of EACH Ecobulb LED.
  • Ecobulb LEDs last 15 to 30 years based on average residential home usage, while Ecobulb LED downlights last up to 40 years.
  • Ecobulb LEDs give instant full light output that is comparable to the old bulbs they replace.
  • Ecobulb LEDs operate at a much cooler temperature than the old bulbs they replace.
  • Ecobulb LEDs contain no mercury.

Energy Mad was initially founded in 2004 with the aim of getting five energy saving Ecobulb® lamps into 50% of the homes in New Zealand and to "save all the electricity used by Christchurch homes!". This was based on the fact that an Ecobulb® can save the average consumer about $200 NZD on their power bills over the lifetime of the bulb.

Founders Chris Mardon and Tom Mackenzie could see that it wouldn't take too many Ecobulbs® before the savings ran into the millions and then the billions. By late 2007, Energy Mad's goal of saving all the electricity used by Christchurch was already achieved.