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Incandescent vs LED : The perfect bulb for your light fixture

Written by Cindy L

A brief history of the creation of electricity would tell you that it was not conceived in the most traditional way. Object of our daily needs, electricity has made its way into becoming an almost basic needs. Thomas Alva Edison, created the first official version of the incandescent light bulb. He was able to combine a proper incandescent material, a higher vacuum than previous attempted bulbs and a high resistance. These three factors were what made him able to built the light incandescent light bulb that we have today. With the new technology of today, the addition of a different type of less energy consuming bulb has been created, the LED lights.

Incandescent light bulbs

For those who might not know what exactly is a incandescent light bulb, it is your traditional light bulb. The light bulb that will have the typical metal filament inside it. There are quite a few advantages in choosing an incandescent light bulb, notably two main reasons. The first one, incandescent lights are the cheapest light to buy on the market. Since they are the cheapest, you can easily find the bulb that fits your light fixture. Finding the right voltage, current and output won’t be of any problem with an incandescent bulb. The second reason would be that the incandescent light effectively emits a render color.

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On the other side, incandescent bulbs also have their cons. As mentioned earlier, incandescent lights are extremely energy consuming. Combined with its exhorting consuming energy, this light bulb has a very short life spam. Because of this, you will have to buy many incandescent light bulbs and prepare yourself for this.

LED light bulbs

LED lights were created much more after the incandescent light bulb. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. Just like the incandescent light bulb, the LED light contains both pros and cons. The pros of LED lights are very simple. It is in fact everything that the incandescent light is not. The LED light would be the best choice for you if you would be looking at a light with a low cost maintenance. Truthfully, the LED light is a high end light that has very long life spam. In contrary to the incandescent light, the LED light is the most energy efficient, which is great for everyone.

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However, because of their higher hang quality, LED light implies a higher price.We do however at Lighting Must offer an unbeatable price in this sector. They also tends to be smaller which might not be necessarily. Another flaw of the LED light has to do with the color of the light. It might not fit the taste of all since they generate the complete spectrum of light color without the traditional filter.

Light fixtures 

The incandescent and the LED light bulbs are both lights are both good choices for a light fixture. It all depends of your preference, your budget and the style of decor. For example, you might want to choose an incandescent light if you are looking for a warm atmosphere. It could be easily found in the farmhouse style along with a Farmhouse ceiling light as a light fixture. You will also be able to choose this light is you are looking for something that is not to expensive since you require a lit of them. A big Chandelier that requires many bulbs might be an example of this situation.

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When talking about LED lights, they might fit more the industrial style. They also would be good for a light fixture that doesn’t require many bulbs. For example, a table lamp or a floor lamp that only needs one bulb would be a good situation to get yourself one. This would also be good as the life spam of your light will be longer and you won’t have to worry about buying the next bulb. What is also good is that since you will only buy one the price won’t be that much of a problem.

Having said all of this, I hope that it will be easier for you to choose the light bulb that will fit your needs. Whether it is an incandescent light bulb or a LED light, I’m sure that you will make the right decision that will be perfect for your light fixture, whether it is a ceiling light, wall light, floor lamp or table lamp.

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