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Light Bulb Guide

Light Bulb Guide

The performance of any light fixture depends on the lamp used. It is important to understand the difference, as lamps produce different lighting effects and vary in performance.

incandescent bulb

Incandescent

  • most common lamp type
  • can be used with dimmer
  • various decorative shapes
  • last 1,000-2,000 hrs (avg)
halogen bulb

Halogen

  • white bright light
  • energy-saving alternative to incandescent
  • longer liftetime than incandescent
cfl bulb

CFL

  • compact flourescent lamp
  • energy-efficient
  • contains mercury
  • can last up to 9 years
LED bulb

LED

  • light-emitting diode
  • highly energy-efficient
  • high performance technology
  • can last up to 36 years

Bases

light bulb bases

Shapes

light bulb shapes

Color Temperature (Kelvin Scale)

kelvin scale

Wattage / Lumens Comparison

lumens
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