The advantages of LED lighting are too numerous to mention. Not only do they allow you to live more economically (as they save a lot on your electrical bill at the end of the month), they are eco-friendly, and because they can be regulated to the purpose they are good for (they can be adjusted to fit the desired colour temperature, for instance), they are fit for different goals in different rooms.
However, it’s not always easy to choose the right bulb; you want the one that fits best for you, your family, and your home. How do you select, knowing there are so many choices on the market? Looking for GU10 LED bulbs? Here are your most important questions answered.
What’s a GU10 LED bulb?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode – and although it’s not exactly a new form of technology, it is taking over the lighting industry as we know it. The GU10 LED bulb uses that technology to bring you the best lighting experience ever. GU10 is the lamp base or the primary voltage of the halogen lamp. It’s got two legs in the end and is easy to install.
How to choose the right colour
It may seem strange to talk about different shades of white – after all, ‘white’ is ‘white,’ right? However, white is merely a mixture of all colours, and so we have to classify various light bulbs according to the strength of blue and red they emit (primarily). Depending on the primary colours, the bulb gives off a slightly different ‘white’ hue; and so the manufacturers invent names such as ‘sunrise,’ ‘daylight’ and ‘overcast’ to distinguish between the different settings. Choosing the right colour depends on your purpose and your own preference.
On wattage and brightness
Wattage is not necessarily related to brightness (although it can be). Wattage is consumption – brightness is measured in lumens. The label of the bulb should have all that information.
How to select the brightness
As a guide, check the brightness of your previous light bulbs. Chances are you will find LED bulbs with the same brightness (lumens) at lower wattage.
Can you use dimmers?
Of course, and this is where designers go crazy. The LED bulb such as the GU10 LED, combined with a dimmer switch, can deliver magical results.
To the uninitiated, it may seem a little hard to choose – however, there is plenty of information to be found online, and your distributor is sure to lend a helping hand when it comes to choosing between the different shades of ‘white’ or when you’re trying to understand the different kinds of colour temperatures. LED is the way of the future, after all, and it is sure to brighten your home in different ways, according to your choice – literally and figuratively.
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