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How to choose a right light bulb

by Selina Luo
How to choose a right light bulb

The right light bulb is an indispensable decoration for a designer pendant or table lamp. In addition to the stylish appearance, you also need an appropriate amount of light to achieve your purpose. Fortunately, with this complete guide, we have easily selected the best bulb for you.

How to choose a right light bulb 


Don't be put off by the upfront cost of LED lights

They could save you hundreds in the long run. There are three main types of regular light bulb – CFLs (compact fluorescent lamp – the standard type of energy-saving light bulb), halogens or LEDs.  For a quick guide, below is a summary of each and how much a typical 700+ lumen bulb might cost you per year if you have it on for around three hours a day.

 

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The four main types of bulbs

Incandescent (aka standard, aka Edison) -we have all followed old-fashioned filament bulbs since we were young. Their era is cute, bright, and brilliant... However, because 95% of their energy is converted into heat instead of light, and their service life is short, they are about to be eliminated.

How to choose a right light bulb

Halogen-30% more efficient than incandescent bulbs and have a typical service life of up to 3 years-but are bright and dazzling, so they are most suitable for strong task lighting rather than indoor environments.

CFL  (Compact  Fluorescent Lightbulbs) – These are white curled tubular bulbs, known for their environmental certifications​​. The service life is 75% higher than that of incandescent bulbs. But in terms of creating a good atmosphere, they are desperate, and frankly, they are ugly.

LED (Light-emitting Diode)  -The technology here has been improved to the point where LEDs have become bees' knees. Not only are they the most efficient bulbs (80% more efficient than incandescent bulbs), but they also last for decades. Nowadays, they can emit lovely warm light and look as stylish as any Edison filament bulb. They are also very cheap now.

How to choose a right light bulb 

 

Lumens and Watts

Light output watts to lumen chart

Lumens: The amount of light emitted from a light bulb. More lumens equals brighter light; fewer lumens equals dimmer light. Standard 100-watt bulbs produce about 1600 lumens.

 How to choose a right light bulb

Watts: The amount of energy a light bulb uses. The lower the watts, the lower the electric bill. CFLs and LEDs have a lower wattage than incandescent bulbs but emit the same light output.

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Dragonfly Lamp

Dragonfly Lamp Portable Self-Balancing Lamp

The self-balancing dragonfly lamp concept is from a traditional handcraft in Asia. The traditional design is made from bamboo in Vietnam. Our designer redesigned the product by using wood and adding the modern technology, like LED, Magnetic charging. It becomes a portable lamp. It can be either a gift or an indoor decoration. 

 

 

 

by Selina Luo