Choosing the Right LED Bulb
After long deliberations, you finally decide to switch over to newer, energy efficient bulbs like LED lights to help save on utility maintenance and electricity consumption. You’ll want to know what type of bulb to get. The market is filled with options, and it can be confusing to figure out which ones to get.
Below are a few tips to help you get started on your power friendly bulbs journey.
Lumens not Watts When buying LED lights, you might get confused with they these bulbs are often only sold with models that use 20 watts or less. Since LED lights use far less power compared to old fashioned incandescent bulbs, it’s best to remember that watts means energy consumed and not the actual brightness of the bulb.
Instead, get used to looking at the bulb’s lumens, or the actual brightness of the bulb. Most hardware stores have a conversion chart that will tell you which LED bulb has the same lumens as a common 60 or 100 watt bulb.
Size and Shape LEDs come in different shapes and sizes. Choose from candle, A-line, track, and more. Just keep in mind where you’ll be placing the bulb and what you need it for.
For example, if you want to use these bulbs to decorate a room and give it a beautiful magical look, get the mini sized ones which give out just enough light that they look like stars in a night sky or fairies fluttering about. If you’re after a bulb that’s going to be used for emergency lights, get the big, high powered ones.
Color and Temperature Like all light bulbs, LED lights come in a variety of colors and tones. Depending on where you’ll be placing the light bulb, you’ll need to consider this factor. Colored bulbs are great to use for outdoor accent lights. Warm toned bulbs are perfect for living rooms and bedrooms. Cool toned bulbs work best in kitchens and garages.
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