LED Light Bulbs
How to Select
How to Select LED Light Bulbs
LED light bulbs are, perhaps, the most efficient and long-lasting type of lighting that exists today. Equipping your home applications and lighting fixtures with LED bulbs will help you save significant amount of money and help you create the perfect lighting ambiance for every room in your home. Before you select an LED bulb, you need to consider some important details—the details mentioned below.
The most important detail of any LED bulb is its power range—or its brightness. The brighter the light is, the more energy it will consume. Despite the fact that LED lights are almost 5 times more efficient than conventional bulbs, calculating the operating cost of new light fixtures isn’t a bad idea. The capacity of an LED bulb is measured in lumens per watt and shows the amount of light that such bulb can offer. To select the most efficient options, look for a greater lumens-to-watts ratio that is indicated on the bulb’s package or description.
The shape of a light bulb is the next factor to consider. It all depends on your personal preferences and the purpose of the lighting fixture. The most common shape on the market today are presented with A-line, candle, spotlight and flood bulbs. Each type has benefits and suits certain locations and installations. For example, a-line LED bulb is installed in devices that light the rooms, living areas and hallways while spotlights are used to create an unusual backlight for buildings, interior elements or landscape fixtures.
The color temperature of a LED light bulb is also a very important detail that requires your attention. The warmer such temperature is the more comfortable and suiting atmosphere it helps create in a room. To know the shade of white light that a LED bulb offers, Kelvin temperature rating exists. This rating shows how bright the shade of white in a certain light bulb is. LED bulbs with higher K rating offer brighter light.
Now that you know all of the important factors of an LED light bulb and can select a perfect option for your particular applications, there is one last thing should be considered—configuration. You can either select a light bulb that has a pin base or the one that is mounted with a screwdriver and couple of brackets. This last detail only depends on the mounting location and your preferences and does not affect the bulb’s performance in any way.