LED lamps are now often sought because they have so many good features compared to regular lamps. First of all, LED is more durable than a regular lamp. It can last longer and even last for years without losing its goodness. Second, this kind of light is also great for environment.
These lamps are also considered as energy efficient bulbs so that it does not worsen the global warming and it also does not heat up the room like a regular lamp or bulb does. Beside of that there are still many advantages of using this kind of light.
Below are some tips for you about how to choose LED lamp if you are interested in buying it.
1. The Bulb Shape
The first thing you have to pay attention to is the bulb shape of the LED lamps. Basically, there are four shapes that are common for the bulb. Four of them are the floodlight shape, the spotlight shape, the line shape, and lastly the candle shape.
Although there are more shapes, four of them are the most common. To choose the right bulb shape of the LED, you need to know exactly the purpose of each bulb for you. It matters because the light produced by this kind of energy efficient bulbs is directional.
It means that it can only light up narrow area. If you want the LED bulb to light up wide area, you choose must be the one having the exact ability. So, here is the deal: floodlight shaped LED bulb and line shaped LED bulb are suitable for wide room.
It is because they both have wide angles. The floodlight shaped bulb is great for outdoor lighting and line shaped bulb is great work well for indoor lighting (for wide indoor room). As for the spotlight shaped, it has a quite narrow beam. So, only use this kind of bulb if you want to light up a small room or use the LED bulb to light up only a particular object in a room.
Now for the candle bulb shaped LED bulb, they are only suitable to be used in a wall sconces and chandeliers. The beam produced by this kind of energy efficient bulbs is ambient and directional.
2. The Color
This kind of energy efficient bulbs has numerous different colors. So, to maximize the performance of the lamp, you need to choose the exact color. The common colors available for this kind of energy efficient bulbs are bluish white, white, red, green, soft white, and blue.
When deciding which color you want to choose for the bulb, you need to consider two things. First of all, consider the color rendering. You need to consider the ability of the LED color to support the true color of the object. If the color of the LED light makes the object looks weird, do not choose that color. Second of all, consider the temperature. Remember that if the temperature is higher, the white beam produced by the LED lamp is brighter.