LED vs Regular Bulbs- Which one is the need of the hour?

Lighting fixtures are incomplete without housing the right kind of light bulbs. When you are choosing the bulb for your home, here are few things which you need to keep in mind

  • Light up your world eco-Friendly 

With a plethora of options available in market, first of all you’ll want to decide between standard bulbs and LED options. Considering the technological advancements, LED bulbs are more energy efficient than standard incandescent bulbs. 

In an era when environmental responsibility is an important agenda, LED provides environment friendly lighting solutions. Fluorescent bulbs are very poor from the viewpoint of energy saving. It is also extremely harmful to the environment as it contains elements containing the toxic chemical mercury. This means that when disposed of in a landfill, these toxic elements are leaked and pollute the environment. Therefore, dispose of it in a specific way. That is, it must be collected from a professional waste carrier. 

However, LED wall lights do not contain hazardous materials (and are therefore obviously much safer for the environment) and do not require professional disposal. This means there is no need to arrange for vehicles to drive to the site to collect and process. Therefore, emissions from the road are also reduced. The environmental impact of this may not seem very isolated, but consider what the difference would be if everyone switched to LED lighting.

  • Save on Electricity

“LED bulbs can help to keep down your electricity bills, as they use 85% less energy than traditional bulbs”

LED bulbs use up to 80% less energy compared to incandescent bulbs that emit light of the same brightness. LED bulbs have an energy advantage because they do not generate heat when emitting. Because they use much less energy than conventional light bulbs, you can significantly reduce your electricity bill.

High-quality LED bulbs last much longer than regular bulbs. Although the initial cost of LED bulbs is more expensive than standard bulbs, they can be saved over time. 

LED lighting is categorized as lumen-measured brightness. They use less wattage to produce the same brightness compared to existing filament bulbs. If you are accustomed to buying a light bulb with the power of an existing light bulb, there is a rough guide for replacing a regular incandescent light bulb.

100 watt incandescent bulb 1600 lumen output LED bulb 

75 watt incandescent bulb 1100 lumen output LED bulb 

60 watt incandescent bulb 800 lumen output LED bulb

40 watt incandescent bulb 450 lumen output LED bulb 

  • One bulb with many colours

LED bulbs can display a range of striking colors up to a spectrum of red, purple, white and yellow. But for your home, you may be looking for something that resembles the light that an incandescent lamp produces. 

The two most popular colors available for LEDs are soft white (also called warm white) and bright white (also called daylight). 

Soft white and warm white produce light like a yellow candle, close to incandescent. Meanwhile, a bright white or daylight-labeled light bulb produces white light, just like those found in offices and retail stores. 

Technically speaking, the color of light in the white light spectrum is measured on a Kelvin scale called color temperature. The smaller the number, the warmer the light (yellow). Since your typical soft white incandescent lamp is somewhere between 2,700 and 3,500K, if that’s the color you’re looking for, look for a range between buying LED bulbs. Do you want something in daylight? Look for bulbs rated at 5,000K or higher.

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