- Estimate desired brightness – read the package to choose desired brightness level. You can use wattage to compare bulb illumination, for example, a 9W LED is equivalent in output to a 45 W incandescent. However, the new method for comparing bulbs is lumens. Lumens is the measuse of perceived brightness, and the higher the lumens, the brighter the bulb
- Choose between warm and cool light – new LED bulbs are available in ‘cool’ white light, which is ideal for task lighting, and ‘warm’ light commonly used for accent or small area lighting.
- Standard base or pin base – LEDs are available in several types of ‘pin’ sockets or the standard “screw’.
- Choose high quality bulbs or they will die prematurely – do not buy cheap bulbs from discounters. They are inexpensive because the bulbs use a low-quality chip which fails easily.
Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) commonly refered to as white bulb is one of the most efficient ways to conserve electricity and also save you some money on your electricity bills
Energy-efficient light bulbs Typically use about 25%-80% less energy than traditional incandescents. They also lasts 3-25 times longer .They are available in the wide range of colors and light levels you’ve come to expect. While the initial price of energy-efficient bulbs is typically higher than traditional incandescents. Newer bulbs cost less to operate, saving you money over the life of the bulb. Many of the newer bulbs last significantly longer than traditional bulbs, so you won’t need to replace them as often.
When choosing an energy-efficient light bulb, the following should be considered
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