How To Choose The Right LED Bulb

LED Bulb

Use these tips to choose the right LED bulb.

By now you are probably well aware of the many benefits LED lights can provide to your home or business. They are beneficial to the environment because they last much longer than other bulbs and don’t have to be disposed of as often. For the same reason, they can save you money as well. However, it’s important to understand that not LED lights are interchangeable.  Here are three aspects that you should take into consideration before you incorporate LED lights into your lighting system.

Color Temperature

Color temperature is an important factor to consider because it can alter how the people in your building feel. With this in mind, you should consider what you’ll be using your building for before you choose your lighting. Warm lighting is usually red or yellow and is used to create an inviting feeling. This is ideal in areas like waiting rooms, but not in offices with computers because this lighting can make eye strain worse. If you want people to stay alert and awake, you should opt for cool lighting.

Size & Shape

These factors may seem like they only serve a visual purpose but they have practical value as well. You can use different shapes of light to convey information about the space you’re using. Are you going for an upscale look? Then you should opt for chandelier-shaped bulbs or something similar. Fortunately, LED lights come in many sizes shapes so you’re sure to find the right one for your situation. Many people believe that LED bulbs only come in a spiral shape, but luckily this isn’t the case!


When considering which LED lights you should use, make sure to think about the brightness you’re aiming for. Having lights that are too bright or too dim for the purposes you’re planning to use them for can cause a lot of issues. Because of this, you should have your purpose in mind when purchasing any LED lights. Are you planning to use them in a home office? Are they going to go in a bathroom? After you’ve figured out what you’ll use them for, you should take a look at the lumens on the lights’ package. They will give you an idea of how bright the lights will be.


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