With rising energy costs, it is becoming more important than ever to control your lighting sources. If you haven’t already made the necessary changes to your fixtures and bulbs, now might be the time to take a closer look at what types and sizes you should be using in each room throughout your house.
There are several different types of bulbs to select from:
There are also different types and sizes of light bulbs.
Choosing the right size for each room is determined by the amount of lighting the room requires and the type of bulb you choose to use. Your lighting fixture should indicate what the recommended bulb size is. With incandescent bulbs, the higher the wattage, the brighter the light. With the more energy efficient bulbs, the light emitted might actually be brighter than an incandescent bulb, with half the wattage required. If trying to switch between varieties, it is helpful to compare lumens and wattage charts. It is very important never to use a bulb that is a higher wattage than your fixture recommends. Brighter lights are better in bathrooms and kitchens, whereas, the warmer, softer bulbs work better in general living areas. Work with your electrical contractor to choose bulbs that fit your fixtures while adequately lighting each room.
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