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Types of LED Bulbs
LED lamps come in a variety of sizes and shapes. The best LED bulb for you depends on your application, the space you’re lighting, and your existing fixtures.
A LED Bulbs
Type A LEDs are tubular lamps designed to replace linear fluorescent and CFL lamps. They can be installed directly into your existing ballast system, as if you were simply replacing a tube.
BR LED Bulbs
BR stands for “Bulged Reflector.” That means LED BR bulb have a distinct conical shape. They are most often used in recessed or “can” lighting fixtures to cast a wide beam downward.
MR LED Bulbs
MR stands for “Multifaceted Reflector.” MR bulbs are frequently used in projectors, track lighting, and outdoor landscape lighting. Some MR lamps are screwed in like a traditional lightbulb, but most of them are installed using a two-pin GU10 or GU5.3 setup.
PAR LED Bulbs
PAR stands for “Parabolic Aluminized Reflector.” PARs offer bright light, which is why they are frequently used in floodlights and outdoor security lights, but also great focus and beam control, which is why they are found in art galleries and retail stores.
Filament LED Bulbs
A filament LED has the wiry glow of a traditional incandescent lightbulb while still delivering the technology and efficiency of LEDs. Filament LEDs are perfect for creating a retro or industrial look in bars, restaurants, hotels, and entertaining spaces.
Smart LED Bulbs
Smart bulbs can be controlled from a cell phone, tablet, or other smart home operations hub. In many cases, the color and brightness of the bulbs can be adjusted on demand, offering great flexibility as well as energy savings.
Equivalent Wattage for LED Bulbs
Shopping for incandescent bulbs is pretty straightforward: the higher the wattage, the brighter the light. That scale does not work the same way when you’re shopping for LED bulbs, though!
Wattage measures how much power a bulb draws. Lumens measure how much light the bulb will produce. The number of lumens (output) per watt (input) is known as luminous efficacy.
Let’s compare the specs of three different style bulbs with comparable lumen output:
|A19 Incandescent Bulb||Incandescent||60W||800LM||13LM/W||2,700K||1,000 hours||~$10.00|
|A19 Halogen Bulb||Halogen||43W||750LM||17LM/W||2,900K||1000 hours||~$2.00|
|Hyperikon A19 LED Bulb||LED||10W||800LM||80LM/W||2,700 – 5,000K||15,000+ hours||~$5.50|
As the table shows, all three bulbs have similar output in lumens, but the LED creates the same amount of light while drawing just 17% as much energy as the incandescent bulb and 23% as much energy as the comparable halogen.
That energy efficiency means that the LEDs will have a significantly lower long-term cost of ownership than their incandescent and halogen counterparts, especially considering their significantly better lifespan.Remember: When you’re shopping for LEDs, focus on lumens, not watts!
How Many Kelvins do I Need?
The Kelvin scale is used to describe the Color Temperature (CCT) of lights. The brightness, appearance, and feel of any LED bulb is determined by its CCT in Kelvin.
The right color temperature for your bulbs depends on your application and lighting goals:
2000K – 3000K is known as “Warm White” light
- LIGHT IS: Relaxing and intimate
- ADVANTAGES: Not too bright
- DISADVANTAGES: Slightly yellow tint
- BEST IN: Living spaces, retail stores
3100K – 4500K is known as “Cool White” light
- LIGHT IS: Bright but neutral
- ADVANTAGES: Creates an active, clean feel
- DISADVANTAGES: Slightly blue tint
- BEST IN: Workspaces, garages, job sites
4500K – 6500K is known as “Daylight” light
- LIGHT IS: Bright and white
- ADVANTAGES: Simulates peak work time conditions 24/7
- DISADVANTAGES: Can feel “intense” or “sterile”
- BEST IN: Warehouses, display cases, security applications
What are LED Light Bulbs, really?
LED is an acronym that stands for Light Emitting Diode.
An LED turns electricity directly into light using a semiconductor. That’s much more energy efficient than traditional incandescent lights, which convert electricity into heat in order to make a wire filament glow.
The light from LEDs is more predictable and easier to control than other kinds of lamps and can also be colored naturally, unlike incandescent lights, which must be tinted using glass.
LED lightbulbs simply package LED technology in a form that looks familiar and is ready for use in any of the places you were previously using incandescent lights.
Replacing your bulbs with LEDs?
The whole reason LED bulbs exist is to make it easy for you to upgrade your lighting and increase overall efficiency without any remodeling or rewiring. Thus, if you want to replace your halogen or incandescent lightbulbs, LED is the way to go.
With that said, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself when you’re shopping for LEDs to replace your legacy bulbs:
What wattage and lumen count are right for your space?
- Unlike incandescent bulbs, the wattage of LEDs doesn’t tell the whole story when it comes to brightness. See above for specific guidance!
What Color Temperature is right for your space?
- This decision should be based on the nature of the room and the feel you’re looking to create. See above for specific guidance!
Do you require dimmable LED lights?
- Dimmable LEDs exist and offer great value, but not all LEDs are dimmable. Be sure to check packaging as you shop for clear labeling.
What bulb fitting do your existing lights use?
- Most of us are familiar with the traditional E27 screw-in bulb, but if you’re replacing certain lights, you might need GU10 two-pin LED bulbs. Be sure to check the fittings of the equipment you’re replacing.