There’s lots of things to think about when choosing a light bulb for any light fixture in or around your home. Light bulbs might initially come as a secondary thought when it comes to decorating and lighting your home, but in reality, they’re extremely important in terms of style as well as energy usage, and subsequent savings for your wallet.
There are two very important aspects of any light bulb. Those aspects are lumens and wattage, which have to do with the amount of light a bulb can emit, as well as the amount of energy used by a light bulb. Lumens represent the light that gets emitted from a light bulb, meaning more lumens equal brighter light, and less lumens equal dimmer light. Watts, on the other hand, are the amount of energy being used when the light bulb is on. You might have heard of the term Watts before because it’s a unit of power used in science, named after inventor and scientist James Watt.
As you can probably guess, the less watts that a light bulb uses, the less money you’ll have to spend on your electric bill. Higher lumens, though, don’t necessarily mean that there’s a higher energy usage. So, when you’re choosing light bulbs, you usually want a small number of watts, and a lumen level correlated to the use that the light bulb will have. If a light bulb is supposed to light up an entire room, on an ambient light, higher lumens would be more appropriate. If the bulb is to be used on an accent light, less lumens are needed. There is also, of course, the option of owning a dimmer, in which case higher lumens are best, just in case they’re needed.
In general, though, LED light bulbs tend to be the best option for both power and energy, and Beautiful Things Lighting has all of the best LED light bulb options.
Now that you know how to choose your light bulb, you can start selecting! With over 3,000 light bulb options at Beautiful Things Lighting, you’ll surely find precisely what you’re looking for. Whether it’s a specific finish (such as black, cream, white, or multi-color), a particular brand (such as Dimond, Northeast Lantern, Satco, Kichler, or Emery Allen), or certain style (such as Bayonet, Candelabra, Double Contact, Douple Pin, G4, Intermediate, Mogul, Transitional, or Wedge), you’ll never be disappointed when you browse at Beautiful Things Lighting.
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