How to Decide Which LED is Best For You?
There are many reasons why you would want to make the switch to LED. You may have been attracted to their longevity, energy-efficiency, durability, or their environmentally friendly qualities. Either way, there should be a LED bulb that is tailored to your requirements. LED lighting is becoming cheaper to switch to every day as technology and manufacturing advances. Some areas are still offering LED rebates for large-scale projects, we recommend looking into rebates if you are eligible. So how do you pick out the correct LED fixtures in your switch to LED?
The first thing to do is to figure out how many bulbs you need. We recommend trying out our Lumens/Watt Calculator to figure out how many lumens (brightness) and amount of bulbs you need. Once you fill in the dimensions of the room you are trying to light up, our top 5 products for those conditions will update automatically on the product table. Keep in mind that the calculator can only start your search and give you ideas. Some things the calculator cannot account for is specialized lighting. For example, if you wanted to light up the areas underneath your kitchen cabinets, then the Undercabinet Fixture is suited exactly for that. To make sure you have the correct product for the correct job, try finding a product through our Indoor/Outdoor/Solar/or Emergency dropdown menus and their respective submenus.
Selecting the right light appearance is also very important. The Kelvin scale is used to determine light appearance. A lower temperature indicates a warmer, yellow light while a higher temperature indicates a cooler, white light. 3500 Kelvin is considered neutral white and can be used in almost every space. Kitchens, bathrooms and workspaces are recommended to go with either 4000 Kelvin or 5000 Kelvin fixtures. A few appliances go up to 6500 Kelvin, which is used for task lighting, detailing, or industrial applications.
Now that you know how to determine which LED bulb is right for you, it is time to consider a test purchase. It is important to find the right replacement bulb before investing in many bulbs. If you live nearby our warehouse, consider visiting to not only get a free consultation but possibly a free sample before your full purchase.