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LED lamps vs common lamps

From the candle to the first incandescent lamp to the Smart lamps, various types of lamps have been created to date. From indoor lamps, overhead lighting to patio lanterns and headlights, there's an appropriate bulb for every light fixture. Get the knowledge you need to decide between different types of lamps.

Look at your fixture to determine your base type. The most common uses of lamps, including lamps, built-in spotlights will have one of the first three types of base. Pin-type bases are typically used for rail lighting and landscape lamps.

Medium – Standard base code: E26

Candelabra – Base code: E12

Intermediate – Base code: E17

Pin Type Bases – Base Codes GU5.3, GU10, and GU24

Incandescent light bulbs

The incandescent bulb is an electric light source that works by incandescence, which is the emission of light caused by the heating of a filament. They are made in an extremely wide range of sizes, powers and voltages.

Incandescent lamps are the original form of electric lighting and have been in use for over 100 years. Although Thomas Edison is widely considered to be the inventor of the incandescent light bulb, there are several people who invented light bulb components and prototypes long before Edison. One such person was the British physicist Joseph Wilson Swan, who actually received the first patent for an incandescent light bulb complete with a carbon filament in 1879. Swan's house was the first in the world to be lit by a light bulb. Edison and Swan merged their companies and together were the first to design a commercially viable light bulb.

They are widely available and universally accepted inside many homes. They have a significantly shorter lifespan than CFL and LED options. Incandescent bulbs are susceptible to temperature changes. They use more energy, but the budget-friendly price point makes them easier to replace.

Many appliance light bulbs are also of the incandescent variety, including oven, microwave and refrigerator light bulbs.

LED light bulbs

LED bulbs, including smart bulbs, are a great choice for everyday use. They are a suitable energy-saving solution for a variety of fixtures and fixtures, using light-emitting diodes to produce lighting up to 90% more efficient than traditional alternatives, while using less electricity to produce the same amount of light as incandescent varieties. This means they require less energy consumption, which helps reduce a property's bills and carbon footprint.

As a result, LED bulbs have become increasingly popular and are therefore available in a wide variety of styles, cap fittings, lumens and wattages. When looking at watts, it's important to note that LED replacement bulbs have a much lower wattage than an incandescent counterpart, so it won't be a similar trade-off by that measurement, their brightness is measured in lumens rather than watts. LED bulbs generally require more upfront investment, but they are also more energy efficient. Made without harmful ingredients, they are eco-friendly and have an exceptional shelf life.

CFL light bulbs

CFL bulbs usually come in a spiral-shaped design. These emit a softer glow and use minimal amounts of electricity. They contain mercury and may take a while to heat up to full brightness.

CFL bulbs can be used in many different light fixtures in your home, including indoor lamps and outdoor lamp posts.

Fluorescent light bulbs

Ideal for laundry rooms, kitchens and other utility spaces, fluorescent lights consume very little energy. These offer optimal shine and give off a crisp white glow. They can last up to 20,000 hours.

Fluorescent black light and color lamps work well to meet your unique design and entertainment needs.

Halogen light bulbs

Halogen bulbs are economical and energy efficient lamps. These mimic the warm glow of incandescent lighting. Halogen lamps are great for both indoor and outdoor flood light applications. Unlike CFL bulbs, they do not need time to warm up.

These have a shorter lifespan than other varieties of bulbs and usually burn out after 9 to 12 months of regular use.

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