Lighting Season is the Perfect Time to Switch to LEDs
Now that daytime is shorter and our lights stay on longer, people are beginning to worry about the added cost to their electricity bill. A number of homes are still using those old inefficient bulbs that eat up a lot of power, so it’s about time to look for better alternatives. Check out LED light bulbs. These bulbs are becoming more and more popular amongst consumers because of their benefits.
There’s an LED light for all types of Socket A number of LED manufactures have a line of LED lights that are compatible for chandeliers, table lamps, bedroom and bathroom fixtures, as well as outdoor friendly bulbs for your porch and backyard. 100-watt incandescent bulbs have LED replacements that give out the same light output, but with a fraction of the power. Almost all LED lights are dimmable so you won’t have to change your bulb sockets when shifting to them.
Lumens, not watts Although most consumers are used to looking at the watts on the packaging to know how bright a light bulb is, LED bulbs are rated with lumens so it can get confusing. Lumens are the actual brightness of the bulb, so don’t depend on the watts. There should be a conversion guide at the store to help you understand how much lumens a 100-watt incandescent gives out or you can go online to check. Again, new power friendly bulbs show the actual brightness of the bulb, so do a little research.
Not all LED lights are the same To make sure you’re getting a good quality bulb, look for a seal or a mark form your area’s quality assurance accreditor. Also, choose the bulb that has the same light quality and tone that you prefer. LED lights also come in warm and cool tones, so check the packaging or test it out at the store.
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