That’s right, the controversial incandescent bulb ban is on hold which means you can enjoy the inexpensive glow of incandescent light for a few more months and look at other types of lighting like LED light bulbs or fluorescent lights.
I love lighting! I love every kind of lighting, including candles, to create mood, atmosphere and warmth – and the right lighting makes all the difference. So what kinds of light bulbs are there – let’s quickly run through them.. so you know what you’re dealing with.
The amount of energy they use is one thing but for me it’s also about the type of lighting they give off and that comes back to what you are using your lighting for – mood lighting (about 40 watts), task lighting (about 100 watts) and average lighting (often 60-75 watts). Remember, these are the incandescent light numbers. For the equivalent fluorescent or LED wattage, divide the incandescent wattage by four. That means mood lighting of 10 watt LEDs is the same as 40 watts on an incandescent bulb.
So, what watts should you use in an overhead light? What about in a porch light? If you want to know read this article on Lighting Tips – How to Get the Best Out of Your Task Lighting for your porch, desk lighting, halls, recessed and more and the recommended wattage to use or move on to Floor Lamps- How to Choose Floor Lamps that Rock.
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