Led lights went through a lot of development in recent years, not that long ago they were just fancy novelty and now they are a common choice for home lighting that offers several benefits. For most of us the main benefit is energy bill savings however we should not forget about environmental concerns.However being used to incandescent bulbs there are a few things that you should know, before buying LED bulbs.

 

Color temperature

It is personal preference what light 'temperature' do you like. Led lights temperature is expressed in Kelvin (K), you should check this information on Led bulb package Lower the Kelvin warmer light will Led bulb emit and higher Kelvin temperature white light will be. If you are used to old school bulbs you should seek LED lights around 2700 Kelvin.

 

Watts

When buying old school lamps we were used to look for wattage as an indicator how much light will bulb emit. LED lights however are much more efficient this means that you can replace 60 watt incandescent bulb using

10 watts LED light or 120 watt incandescent bulb using 20 watts LED bulb.

 

Energy bill savings

This is a very rough estimation as it varies with electricity prices however for example replacing single 60-watt incandescent light with 10 watts LED can save 82$ over LED bulb lifespan.

 

Prices and rated life

As with any product LED lights quality heavily depends on its price. When buying LED lights major factor to consider is lights rated life. Most quality LED lights life span is rated at 15,000 hours.

Eiko LEDP-7WPAR20

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ViriBright 73547 A19 LED

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Eiko LEDP-8WA19/841-DIM3

 

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