Everything You Need To Know About Types Of Spring Light Bulbs
- (Continuation) Warm White: On the Kelvin temperature scale, it ranges from 3000K to 4000K, and in terms of appearance it ranges between the yellowish and white range. This type of light is perfect for workspaces, kitchens, and bathrooms.
- Bright White: It ranges from 4000K to 5000K on the Kelvin temperature scale and in appearance, it ranges between white and blue light. These lights are great for kitchens and bathrooms that have white or chrome fixtures.
Read The Package Label
There is a lot of information available on the lighting labels but you need to understand what is mentioned there. Federal Trade Commission has made it mandatory to include certain information on the light bulb packaging. You can find information on brightness, life expectancy, estimated yearly cost, energy usage, light appearance, and information on mercury.
These types of bulbs used to be standard but laws have changed and these days, standards demand much more energy efficiency from basic light bulbs. All the standard incandescent bulbs in the 40 to the 100-watt range have been phased out and are no longer in production. However, specialty incandescent bulbs will continue to be available. In short, you don’t need to worry about those chandelier bulbs.
Incandescent bulbs produce light by heating a filament and that filament glows when heated. This glowing filament produces light.
- On average, an incandescent bulb lasts around a year.
- Incandescent bulbs are free of mercury.
- You can also use them with a dimmer switch.
Fluorescent tubes or bulbs contain mercury vapor which emits ultraviolet light on the application of electricity. The coating inside these tubes/bulbs is responsible for converting ultraviolet light into visible light. These do not use as much energy as an incandescent bulb and are considered an ideal choice for hallways, kitchens, offices, as well as other areas where a large amount of light is needed. These produce around 1/4 of the heat as compared to incandescent bulbs for the same energy consumption which also helps in keeping the rooms cooler.
These lights are typically long and shaped like a tube though these are also sold in U-shaped bulbs.
These need a ballast to work. Ballast is responsible for regulating current.
In these bulbs, the filament is heated for the production of light and the working principle is the same as incandescent bulbs. However, these use less energy.
A typical halogen bulb has a life expectancy of around a year.
These do not contain any mercury.
These are high-intensity discharge bulbs and are ideal for lighting large spaces such as commercial buildings, warehouses, and streetlights. These contain mercury or sodium vapor which conducts electricity. These do not contain filaments like other incandescent bulbs which also helps them last longer.
Bases & Shapes Of Light Bulbs
These are available in a wide range of bases and shapes to suit different requirements. You can use various types of LED bulbs in ceiling fans, pendant lights, table lamps, wall scones schools as well as various other types of lighting fixtures. Decorated and vintage bulbs are ideal for adding some style to the room decor.
When you need to replace a broken bulb, don’t forget to carry the old bulb with you in order to choose the correct replacement. You should also check out alternative options that are equally stylish and energy-saving.