Bulb Energy: Plans, Contact & Reviews in 2021

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Bulb energy is an alternative young energy supplier launched in the UK in 2013. Prices, plans and contact methods are all detailed below to help you make the switch! And here are 3 good reasons why you should:
  • ๐ŸŒณ Bulb one of the Greenest energy supplier: ๐ŸŒณ
  • Indeed, they use renewable energy sources for their electricity and offset their not so eco-friendly gas by investing in eco-friendly projects. Additionally, ten percent of their gas does indeed come from renewable resources, so that makes them the greenest supplier of gas in the United Kingdom.

  • ๐ŸŒŸ Bulb is the rising star of the UK market: ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Cheap and simple: Two words corresponding to a real product reality. In fact Bulb only offer one energy plan: the vari-fair tariff. A competitive variable tariff that Bulb claims to be 18 percent lower than others on the market.

  • ๐Ÿ“ฑ Bulb a digital DNA ๐Ÿ“ฑ
  • Bulb Energy is a young company born in the digital age. It's online customer space and tools are ergonomic and user friendly.

Bulb Energy Bulb Energy Logo
Founded 2013
Client Email complaints@bulb.co.uk
Client Number 0300 30 30 635
Log in Log into your Bulb Energy account here
Number of clients 1.5 million

Bulb continues to gain notoriety with its solo tariff and its large, one million customer base. Coming up on its seventh anniversary, Bulb continues to amuse the UK energy market with a 100 percent renewable energy tariff and its commitment to fighting climate change.
Last update: June 2021

What makes Bulb stand out in the UKโ€™s fierce energy market?

Keeping it simple: Cheap and Green

  • Bulb's premise is simple: they want to provide simpler, cheaper and greener energy to their customers. Their energy is 100% renewable, and they are known by some as Britain's green supplier. This has led to greater competition with other, larger suppliers, such as British Gas, who aren't living up to the greener expectations of their customers.
  • Bulb have one tariff for everyone, so it's quick and easy to switch over.ย  Everything is streamlined and reflected by market price. It's a vari-fair tariff, meaning it's variable and responds to price fluctuations.
  • By investing in cheaper energy, they are able to offer affordable deals to their customers. In fact, they are so well-priced compare to other market players that some suppliers have raised concerns about the sustainability of their low prices. However, Bulb have managed to consistently provide low tariffs to their customers, and lower their prices to reflect market fluctuations quickly.
  • Bulb is committed to fighting the climate crisis. That's why in 2019, the Bulb foundation was created. It seeks to tackle climate change and support those who have been affected by it by funding environmental projects. ยฃ2 is donated to the Bulb Foundation each time a new member joins the Bulb community by switching over.

Packing on the Pounds: Bulb Referral Scheme

Bulb jumped on the bandwagon of offering their customers ยฃ50 if they recommend Bulbs service to their friends family coworkers and acquaintances. This is one of the reasons why they grew so rapidly! The scheme is still in place so when you sign up you receive a referral link to pass onto your contacts and receive your cash.

Bulb tariff & energy rates: The One Tariff Wonder

Bulb only has one tariff for their customers. It's their vari-fair tariff that is variable and well-priced. They also have a pay as you go tariff, called their Vari-Fair prepayment tariff. Both tariffs provide the same energy, but they require different ways of paying, that's all!

The Vari-Fair tariff

Bulb's one tariff is very well-priced. In fact, they claim that their tariff is 18% cheaper than others on the market. This is because they invest in technologies which keep their prices cheap, and pass on the savings to their customers.

What does it mean to be a variable tariff? Well, unlike a fixed tariff, which fixes the cost of your energy every month, meaning it isn't subject to price fluctuations, a variable tariff involves some price fluctuation. Changes in price are simply influenced by the wholesale cost of energy that suppliers buy their energy for. They just reflect any cost increase on their end in the cost of their tariffs. You can usually see these price increases coming though. If one supplier ups their prices, it means the others probably will as well. Also, if prices are about to increase, Bulb will let you know 30 days beforehand. Of course, this also works in the opposite direction! If the wholesale price of energy drops, your energy bills will as well.

Finally, Bulb's tariff is very eco-friendly. They provide their customers with 100% green energy from solar, wind and hydro power. Also, their gas is offset as they support carbon reduction projects.

Bulbs Energy Prices in 2021

Thought Bulb only offers one tariff, they do offer several options when it comes to how you pay for energy. Indeed the supplier offers 3 different version of the Vari-Fair to adapt to how their customers consume their energy and manage their budget.

Electricity and Gas single rates

With a single rate tariff plan there are no peak or off-peak periods. This means that you pay the same rate whatever time of the day you use energy. It's the most commonly used tariff and often the cheaper one.

Type of energy Tariff value Standing Charge (p/day) Unit Price (p/kWh) Estimated Annual Cost (ยฃ/year)
20.097 p
17.798 p
25.158 p
3.1395 p
Remember these are variable tariff meaning they change on a daily basis. If you want today's tariff for your location simply call our advisors. * Based on an average annual electricity consumption of 2,900 kWh and gas consumption of 12,000 kWh

Electricity and Gas Prepayment rates

Prepayment meters supply energy on a prepay basis, instead of paying by direct debit or on receipt of a bill. Youโ€™re given a key or card which you can top up with credit in your Bulb account and app or in store at your nearest PayPoint. Note that for electricity charging in stores costs 0.0005 p more per kWh.

Tariff Type of energy Standing Charge (p/day) Unit Price (p/kWh) Estimated Annual Cost (ยฃ/year)
Smart Pay as you Go
27.255 p
18.3860 p
Pay as you Go (in store)
27.255 p
18.3855 p
Pay as you Go (smart or in store)
34.410 p
3.304 p
Remember these are variable tariff meaning they change on a daily basis. If you want today's tariff for your location simply call our advisors. * Based on an average annual electricity consumption of 2,900 kWh and gas consumption of 12,000 kWh

Electricity Economy 7 rates

Economy 7 tariffs is a tariff specific to electricity that gives cheaper rates during the night and pricier ones in the day. They're intended for people with specific electricity needs such as people with storage heaters or electric cars which draw electricity in the evening or night-time. Please find the exact Bulb hours bellow:

Type of meter Area Greenwich Mean Time British Summer Time
2 rate smart meter England and Wales 12:30am to 7:30am 1:30am to 8:30am
2 rate smart meter Scotland 11pm to 7:30am 12:00am to 8:30am
2 rate smart meter Scotland 11pm to 7:30am 12:00am to 8:30am

If you don't have a smart meter the off-peak hours are listed on or next to the meter itself.

Here are the current rates:
Tariff Standing Charge (p/day) On-Peak Unit Price (p/kWh) Off-Peak Price (p/kWh) Estimated Annual Cost (ยฃ/year)
Economy 7
22.0185 p
19.8345 p
9.87 p
Prepaid Economy 7
27.3315 p
21.6584 p
9.89 p
Remember these are variable tariff meaning they change on a daily basis. If you want today's tariff for your location simply call our advisors. * Based on an average annual electricity consumption of 2,900 kWh and gas consumption of 12,000 kWh

Does Bulb have exit fees ?

There are no exit fees for Bulbโ€™s Tariffs so you can switch over to a different supplier if you wanted, with no hefty costs.

Bulbโ€™s fuel mix and commitment renewable energy

Bulb is committed to being 100% renewable, providing 100% green gas and electricity to their customers without fail. They are very transparent and proud about their fuel mix, as they should be!

However, no energy supplier can claim as yet to provide 100% renewable gas. However, 10% of Bulb's gas comes from green gas suppliers, which makes them the most renewable provider of gas in the UK. They also commit to offsetting their carbon footprint produced through the generation of gas.

Green Energy Mix

So are you feeling the Bulbs?

We can make it simple:
  • If you do: call us and we will switch you to Bulb easily and for free.
  • If you don't: call us and we will save you the stress of searching the internet and we can help you compare energy suppliers efficiently.

Do Bulb have business energy deals?

Bulb's business energy plan provides:
  • 100% renewable energy.
  • No exit fees.
  • 10% cheaper tariffs than other business plans on the market.
  • Flexible tariff that reflects market fluctuations. You will get a 30 day warning before your bill is increased, however.

Bulb Energy Reviews โญ

What do their customers say?

According to over 56,000 Reviews on TrustPilot, Bulb was rated 4.8/5 for the service they provide. 88% of reviews deemed the service 'excellent', whereas only 3% considered it 'bad'. This means that Bulb is ranked as one of the best energy suppliers on the market. Their customers consider it to provide quality customer service and great value for money.

Can I get a smart meter through Bulb?

Yes - Bulb offers their customers smart meters, with free installation. However, Bulb still don't offer smart meters to all of their customers, and your eligibility for one depends on where you live. This is because they want to make sure that they have professional engineers who can install them, as well as a strong network.

Bulb also provides second generation smart meters to their customers, which means that you can switch over to a new supplier without having to get a new smart meter installed, which is handy!

At Switch Plan, we really recommend that you install a smart meter in your home. This is because you can keep track of your energy consumption closely, and provide instant meter readings to your energy supplier without having to keep repeating your personal details or logging into your online account.

How to contact Bulb? ๐Ÿ“ž

There are many ways you get in touch with Bulb.

Mobile app

Firstly, download their free mobile app, where you can submit meter readings, pay your energy bills, and get in touch with a member of the team.

Online account

Alternatively, you can contact them by logging into your online account, where you can also pay your bills and access their services. If you don't have an account yet, it doesn't take long to set one up. Just head over to their website.

Bulb also have up-to-date social media platforms, where they post updates, news, and ads. They also respond to their customers messages, particularly on Twitter, pretty quickly.

Customer service phone number

Or, if you would rather speak to someone directly, you can ring their customer service number on 03003 030 635 between 9am and 6pm, Monday-Friday. Unlike other suppliers, Bulb just has the one contact number. Any member of the team who picks up the phone will be able to advise you on any query, concern or emergency you may have. Or you can email them at help@bulb.co.uk. If you have any complaints about the service that Bulb provides, get in touch via the phone number and/or email address above.

Postal address

If you wanted to send a letter to Bulb, their PO box is located at:

Bulb Energy, 155 Bishopsgate, Spitalsfields, London, EC2M 3TQ.

Frequently Asked questions โ“

Is Bulb's Vari-Fair the best plan on the market?

At Switch Plan, we are adamant that there is no 'best plan' from any supplier. The quality of a plan depends on the personal energy requirements of a particular household, and these differ from home to home. If we think Bulb's tariff is the best for you, we will switch you over after you have given us some information about your energy habits. Give us a ring on 0330 054 0010 and we can talk you through your options to ensure that you're not losing out on energy.

Do Bulb offer a boiler service?

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While Bulb do not offer a boiler service to their customers, they are participant in a scheme called the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), through which they support projects to help energy saving in low-income and vulnerable households. One of these projects is boiler installation. Visit their website to find out more information about this project.

Visit their website to find out more information about their tariffs and plans.

Do Bulb have a renewable energy plan?

Simply put, Bulb only has a renewable energy plan. For every unit of energy used with Bulb, another goes back into the grid from a renewable source. Also, their gas is 100% carbon neutral as they offset carbon emissions from their gas supply by investing in environmental projects around the world. It's fair to say that Bulb are leading the way when it comes to green energy in the UK.

Providing 100% green electricity, and committing to offsetting carbon emissions means that they are the greenest energy supplier in the UK.

Who is Bulb Energy owned by?

  • Bulb was created by two guys - Amit Gudka and Hayden Wood - in 2015, in attempt to revamp the energy industry. They both worked for larger corporations and the saw the faults and holes that existed. Out of this realisation that much change could be made, they founded Bulb, and it's been somewhat of a success story.
  • In 2018, Bulb got full funding and has been growing exponentially ever since. They now provide green energy to around 1 million households in the UK, around 1% of homes.
  • Bulb have recently gone international! They no longer just exist in the UK, but now in Spain, France and even as far as Texas in the USA. Because of this, they have received a lot of news coverage for their rapid expansion.

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