What to Look for in a Good Power Friendly Bulb
Finding ways to save and minimise power usage can be done through switching to energy friendly bulbs. Most countries nowadays are encouraging consumers to purchase these bulbs instead of the common incandescent lights due to their many advantages. When buying these replacement lights, what do you look for? Here’s a short guideline.
Watts Like all the other lights, you want to check how many watts it uses. In the old days, wattage usually told us all we needed to know about a light bulb’s lighting intensity. This is no longer the case with efficient lighting like LED light bulbs, as most of these lights use very little power, and thus have a low watt rating. These bulbs actually use only a fraction of the power incandescent and halogen lights consume to produce the same amount of light. So a regular 70 or 80 watt incandescent bulb has a replacement LED light bulb rated for only 9 to 13 watts, depending on the brand. Instead of looking at the watts, try to check the lumens instead.
Lumens This is the actually brightness of the bulb, no matter what kind of bulb it is. A common 75- to 100-watt incandescent bulb used in most households produces 1100 to 1300 lumens, so try to look for a replacement bulb with the exact same lumens count. This way, buying a bulb with the right light output is easier than just basing on watts. CRI CRI or Color Rendering Index is important especially if you’re really meticulous about how your area looks under light. This index is used to scale how precise the colors are seen when being lit by a light source, with the general rule of thumb being: the higher the CRI, the better it is. If you really want your home’s colours and details to look vivid and sharp, get the bulb with the highest CRI scale. All these information should be printed on the box of the light bulb. It’s always helpful to know what to look for to make the most of your purchase. Do you have more questions on how to choose an LED Light Bulb? Feel free to contact our customer support hotline.