Led light bulbs

How to select led light bulbs

An led lamp is a light emitting diode which can save you energy and money.
Led lamps have an average life expectancy 15000 hours!
When buying an led lamp you need to look at these specifications.
Color temperature (white lamps) a low number in kelvin means warm light, just like an candle.

warm white
Warm white led bulb

Numbers above 5000 kelvin mean cold white, just like the light in an hospital.

Cold white led bulb
Cold white led bulb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lumens, the higher the number the brighter the bulb

  • 450 lumens equals a 40 watt bulb
  • 1100 lumens equals a 75 watt bulb
  • 1600 lumens equals a 100 watt bulb

If you buy colored led bulb then the cri index is important. The cri index is a rating from 1 to 100.

Bulbs with an high number have good color reproduction.