LED lights are a great investment for your home. They last longer and use less power than other types of light bulbs, so in the long run, they’re cheaper to maintain. But how do you know which ones to buy? In this blog post, we’ll discuss some things you need to keep in mind when buying LED lights, including brightness, color temperature, and lumens.
Let’s get straight to the list.
Quality is the Most Important Thing
While there are many different factors to consider when buying LED lights, their quality is most important. You may get a great price on some bulbs that don’t perform very well and end up paying more in replacement costs than you would have if you had bought better lights from the start.
What makes a good brand? A good brand will provide superior performance and have an LDL qualification, which shows it has participated in a standardized testing procedure and passed a minimum standard. This shows that the manufacturer stands behind their products and has faith in them to last for at least a certain time without fail.
LED bulbs come in different shapes and sizes, so you need to make sure you choose the right brightness. This depends on where they’re going and what you plan to use them for. A kitchen, for example, will require a different bulb than one used in an office or living room.
At a minimum, LED lights should produce 600 lumens of light and be equivalent to 60Watt incandescent light bulbs. That’s bright enough for most rooms, but keep in mind that the more lumens you get, the brighter your lights will be and the less often you’ll need to replace them. So, you need to check on the watts and lumens and see if the bulb is bright enough for your needs.
As we said earlier, LED lights to come in different colors and temperatures (or Kelvins), measured in degrees. Warm white (2700K) is yellowish and has a similar quality to sunlight at noon, which makes them great for living rooms or bedrooms where you want the feel of being outside on a bright day. They also provide better contrast, working well with darker colors like black, navy blue, dark reds, and browns.
Cool white (5000K) is bluish and makes things look cooler, which works well for kitchens where you want your food to stand out against the background. They also create more contrast than warm lights, so they work great with lighter colors like light gray or beige. You can use them in other rooms too, but keep in mind that they’re not as good for living spaces.
LED lights come in many different shapes, including round, square and rectangular. To make sure they fit the fixtures you have throughout your home, you need to look at what kind of light bulbs you use now so that when it’s time to replace them, everything matches up properly.
If all of your current lightings are incandescent or halogen, you have a few options. You can replace them with CFL or LED bulbs that are the same shape as your current lights to match up perfectly with your fixtures and fulfill all of the requirements we talked about above. Or, if they’re going in lamps or ceiling fans, you could opt for an integrated LED light bulb designed to replace your current light bulbs.
Lastly, it would be best to make sure that the LED lights you buy are compatible with your fixtures and the sockets. This means making sure they fit securely in whatever light fixture or lamp you plan on using them for so there’s no chance of coming loose and falling.
Last but not least, you need to think about brand loyalty. You may have a certain manufacturer you’ve used for the last ten years and trust their products completely. While there are many good brands out there, each with its benefits, why change if your current bulbs work well? Make sure whatever LED lights you buy are from a company with a track record of making reliable products you can depend on.
In conclusion, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when buying LED lights. The first is lumens, which are measured in units, followed by your color temperature preferences. Next is the shape of the bulb. You need to make sure it matches up with anything else you have around your home, and lastly, brand loyalty if you’ve used a certain manufacturer for years that has never let you down. Using these tips, you can be sure you’ll find the best-LED lights for your home.