How to pick the right LED light bulbs for your bedroom
When it comes to efficiency and longevity, LED light bulbs are way ahead of incandescent bulbs. Unlike the latter, LED light bulbs are available in different colour temperatures. So, which one should you be using for your bedroom to create a cozy, relaxing atmosphere?
You should go for LED light bulbs having a colour temperature of 2700 to 3000K. That’s because these are just ideal for creating a cozy, relaxing ambience, which can make all the difference when you are looking to wind down after a hectic day.
Two main reasons why warm light (2,700-3,000K) is suitable for bedrooms (as well as for living rooms) are as follows:
- It creates a relaxing and cozier atmosphere
- It helps highlight architectural details
You should never — we repeat never — install daylight or bright white LED bulbs in the bedroom. While daylight LED light bulbs have a colour temperature of 5,000K - 6,700K, the bright white ones come with a colour temperature of 4,000-5,000K. Bulbs of both kinds create a more energetic feel, which is not suitable for bedrooms and to some extent for living rooms. You should use Bright white LED light bulbs in kitchens and work spaces, such as your home office or garage. Whereas, daylight LED light bulbs works best in bathroom, as well as for working and reading.
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Go for high-quality LED light bulbs
While warm white LED light bulbs are the most suitable for bedrooms, you should not pick just any warm white bulb. Pay attention to the bulb’s CRI rating. Measured on the scale of 1 to 100, CRI rating is a good indicator of the quality of light you will get from an LED light bulb. Cheap, low-quality LED light bulbs have a CRI score of 80, which is just not good enough. These bulbs don’t emit a very balanced light and as such can lead to headaches and eye strains on prolonged exposure. You should always settle for LED light bulbs with a CRI rating of 90 and above. At LiquidLEDs, we only sell CRI90+ LED light bulbs because we want the best for you. Furthermore, since our LED light bulbs are affordably priced, there’s absolutely no reason for you to settle for below-par CRI80 LED light bulbs.
Another thing you can do if lately you are having trouble sleeping is use red LED light bulbs in your bedroom and turning them on in the evening. Research shows that artificial blue light, which is emitted by LED bulbs as well as all electronic devices, like your smartphone or TV, is disruptive for sleep. More than one study has proved this. What the artificial blue light does is that it messes up with the melatonin production. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates our sleep-wake cycle. When it is produced in low amounts, sleep problems can arise.
Red light, in contrast to blue light, doesn’t disrupt melatonin production. As such, it is ideal for promoting a good night’s sleep.