Choosing the right light bulbs for your home is actually much easier than you might imagine however there are a lot of different options so you should definitely proceed with care and caution in order to produce the perfect style of light.
The first thing you need to check is the cap type that you need; otherwise, the bulb simply won’t fit! The easiest way to find out is by removing your current bulb and having a look at the fitting on it, with the most common type being bayonet cap, Edison screw cap, G9, and GU10.
Next, you must decide on the technology you want to use to light up your home, which will impact the price but will also the quality and durability of the light. Incandescent bulbs are now being phased out, as they consume too much energy and simply aren’t reliable enough. Halogen was seen as the short-term fix to this issue, giving off a slightly more energy efficient style of light which has a very similar glow to the incandescent. However, LED is now fast becoming the most popular choice for modern homes, with the bulbs being up to 90% more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs! LED bulbs are also incredibly versatile, coming in every shape, style, color, and cap type imaginable!
Bulb shape is also important, as this will impact the image and coverage of the bulb to make it more effective for the interior. Globe bulbs tend to have a more rounded, almost 360-degree spread of light, whilst spotlight bulbs offer a narrower and more focused beam.
This is perhaps the trickiest part of choosing the right bulbs – the color. Bulbs come in a range of colors, each of which is suitable for its own unique purpose, so you’ve got to make sure you choose the right ones for each interior. Warm white bulbs are perfect for rooms looking for a softer and more comforting tone, whilst on the other hand, cool white bulbs are an ideal choice for interior where a brighter and clearer style of light is needed for more concentration and accuracy, such as a task lamp in an office or a bathroom light to help you shave.
If you’re looking for bulbs in the UK, I’d certainly recommend that you take a look at your local Litecraft store, where you’ll find a huge range of every style of the bulb and light fittings imaginable, with friendly staff on hand to help guide you towards the perfect lighting for your home. You can also shop online and browse their catalog from the comfort of your own home.