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When you’re choosing the right floor lamp for your interior design project, you should also take into consideration what light bulbs you’ll be using. Are you using the right one for you? Are you taking into account its energy-efficiency and sustainability?
Today we’ll help you figure out all these details and accompany you in your quest to discover the perfect light bulb for your newly chosen modern floor lamps.
There are three major types of light bulbs you should consider: the CFLs, the halogen incandescent bulbs and, of course, our favorites, the LEDs. If you keep scrolling you’ll get the chance to discover a little bit more about each of these products and find out which one will suit you best. Let’s find out!
The light emitting diode (LED) is made up of semiconductors that convert electricity into light. LEDs are a type of solid-state lighting and are one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing technologies. Its main advantage is that it only uses between 20% and 25% of the energy it produces and lasts up to 25 times longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs.
LEDs are more expensive but we believe they are worth the investment, because in the long run, you’ll end up saving a lot of money. And who wouldn’t want that?
Halogen Incandescent Bulbs
This type of light bulb has a capsule inside that holds gas around a filament to increase bulb efficiency. One particularly good thing about this type of bulb is that, similar to LEDs they can also be used with dimmers.
Traditional incandescent and halogen incandescent bulbs can be mixed up. That’s because both incandescent and halogen bulbs are based on the concept of two parallel metal wires transmitting an electrical current to a tungsten filament that connects them, heating that filament to a point where its heat is reflected as light and they both put a glass housing around the wires and filaments to amplify the light that is produced.
The major difference between an incandescent bulb and a halogen bulb is the gasses that each produces within its glass bulb.
However, in the long run, incandescent bulbs are less efficient than halogen bulbs, using about 90 percent of the energy that they consume to produce heat and turning less than five percent of it into light.
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are simply curly versions of the long tube fluorescent lights you may already have in your kitchen or garage. These lamps use about one-fourth less energy than traditional incandescents, and last ten times longer putting out the same amount of light.
Fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, and they should always be recycled at the end of their lifespan.
However, if you still want to know more (and you should because energy-efficiency is an important issue for us all) make sure to keep scrolling and have fun with the following infographics!
Now that you know the importance a light bulb can have in any interior design project, you can easily find out which one can be the most appropriate for your project or even your private home. We hope this was helpful and don’t worry because we have a lot more tips coming to get you!
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