How to buy the best LED bulb
If you are in doubt about switching to LED bulbs, here below we will give you some good reasons for making the move and we will help you to choose the best ones.
What are LED bulbs?
First of all, let’s spend a few words to explain what are the LED light bulbs.
The LED bulbs have a different way to produce light from the traditional incandescent bulbs.
LED stands for “Light Emitting Diodes” and it refers to special types of diodes, semiconductors that control the direction of the electricity flow and produce light when electricity passes through them.
Also, it’s important to consider how the bulb will fit into the lamp once the light is turned off. As we believe a bulb is not only a functional product that brings light to your space but a beautiful decorative object that must either fit in or stand out within your ambiance.
Why is it better to use LED lights?
Although the LED bulbs are still a little more expensive than other types of light, there are still many advantages for using them and we will list them here below.
1)LED light bulbs use very little energy
In fact, this is the most important among the LED light bulb pros, since they are known to use up to 90% less energy than traditional incandescent lights. Therefore besides saving you money, they are also more environment-friendly.
2) LED bulbs last a very long time
Depending on the quality of the bulb, they can last up to 25.000 hours. However, it’s important to understand that LED lights typically don’t “burn out,” like the incandescent. Instead, they gradually grow dimmer and dimmer over a very long period of time. Therefore, if a LED says it’ll last 25,000 hours, it actually means that it will take the bulb 25,000 hours to fade down to 70 percent brightness.
3) They are instantly bright when switched on.
LEDs brighten up your space immediately as they are switched on, compared to dimmed light.
How to buy the perfect led bulb for your space
As we mention before the efficiency of the bulb and the quality of your light depend on the product you purchase. Here we aim to offer some tips to buy the perfect LED Bulbs.
1)Chose the right brightness
Among the LED bulbs, the level of brightness is not measured anymore in Watts, but in lumens, since the new LED bulbs use a lot less power to produce the same amount of light. So, the higher the number of lumens, the brighter is the light.
To help you understand the respective level of brightens, within the LED bulbs, you will have a range from 220+ (lumens) correspondent to 4W to 1300 lumens (18W).
To give you a rough idea, 400 lumens would usually be used for a bedside table lamp while for a spacious living room you will want the full brightness of 3000 lumens.
2) Chose the right color
Choosing the color is also very important because from this simple detail you can create the kind of atmosphere that you want for your space. Here below a rough guide to light colors
- 2700 – 2800K: Warm, yellow light
- 3000 – 3200K: Still slightly yellow, warm light
- 3500 – 4000K: A neutral, bright white light
- 5000 – 6500K: A slightly bluish, bright white light
Finding the best shape and style
Besides guaranteeing a high standard of quality, we are professionals in style and we offer a variety of vintage models that can suit your clients’ needs and taste.
The shape and style of the bulb are in fact also an important element that, combined with the quality of the illumination, the color, and brightness, contribute to creating the perfect atmosphere for your space.
Our rich catalogue of vintage bulbs offers a variety of options to choose from.
When choosing, though, keep in mind that each shape provides a slightly different spread and angle of light, from the almost 360-degree spread of a globe or golf bulb to the narrow beam of a spotlight.