How often do you feel that your home is drab or a little too dark? What is the reason? Yes, you have installed enough light resources, yet you are not feeling satisfied? Well, one major reason behind a drab or dark house is the “wrong” selection of light bulbs. Sounds crazy? Well, installing the wrong bulb in the wrong place simply means you are wasting your money and may feel irritated as well.
On the other hand, choosing the right bulb for different spaces in your home can help you save electricity costs and improve your productivity as well. Quick Spark has tried to make things easier for you in this article so that you can choose the right light bulb for each area in your home. Let’s start with types of light bulbs to develop a better understanding.
Types Of Light Bulbs
The basic purpose of discussing the types of light bulbs is to identify their main features, pros, and cons.
1- Incandescent Bulbs
One of the oldest and most common types of bulbs that ruled the 20th century, halogen incandescent bulbs are available in various sizes and shapes. Here are some features of these bulbs.
- Less energy efficient
- These bulbs emit warm and ambient light
- They are very cheap in terms of price.
2- CFL (compact fluorescent bulbs)
In comparison to halogen incandescent bulbs, they are more energy-efficient while giving the same level of light; they also last longer than incandescent bulbs. However, here is something you should know about them.
- Their lifespan decreases if you place them in limited ventilation such as globe or glass fixtures or turn off/on them frequently.
- They are not compatible with traditional dimmer switches
- They can be hazardous (contain a small amount of mercury) if they break.
3- Light Emitting Diode (LED) Bulbs
LED bulbs are Quick Spark’s first choice for its customers. Here is why;
- They may be the costliest option, but they are also the most energy-efficient option as well.
- They emit a minimal amount of heat but produce the same amount of light.
- They usually last 30 times longer than incandescent bulbs and 6 times longer than CFLs.
Light Bulb Selection For Different Parts Of Your Home
Now that you know what options you have, here is what Quick Spark recommends to you while choosing light bulbs for different spaces in your home.
You can use moderate or even bright lighting in your bathrooms. In fact, installing a light bulb near the bathroom vanity is optimal. Using halogen incandescent bulbs in such areas is a great option to reduce post-shower shivers because these bulbs produce more heat than any other bulb.
Pro-Tip: don’t use CFLs in bathrooms because their lifespan reduces if you turn off/on them frequently.
Your kitchen is a place where you want enough or even excessive light. For such places, it is better to use LED lights, and you can also install under-cabinet lights to have ample light in food preparation areas.
Low to moderate lighting will be a suitable option for bedrooms. However, Quick Spark recommends you avoid bulbs having cool tones. Why? Well, their bluish light at night may make it difficult for you to fall asleep.
Dining Rooms/Living Rooms
Just like bedrooms, low or moderate lighting will do nicely for these spaces. You need a warm and soft light in such places, so it is better to choose a bulb with a colour temperature of 2000k to 3000k. You can install a chandelier or pendant light above your dining room to give it an elegant look.
The place where you work (home office) needs cool-toned and bright lighting. The best option you can have is installing LED bulbs to stay alert and focused.
You can contact us at Quick Spark for the installation of light bulbs in your home at market competitive prices. Just give us a call or visit our website https://getquickspark.com.au/