How to Buy LED Lights for Your Home
There's a lot of talk surrounding LED lighting these days, but one thing is for certain: it's smart, sensible and stylish to choose LED lights for your home. A leading trade group, the American Lighting Association, points to their reliability, energy efficiency, and environmental friendliness in comparison to incandescent lighting. And with this new technology, a whole new range of designs is available.
When purchasing LED lighting, there are three key criteria you'll want to consider:
- Color Temperature: This is the measurement of the color of the light. Consumers who want to replicate the "warm" look of incandescent bulbs will want to buy LEDs in the 2700-3000K range, while higher numbers provide a "cooler" light.
- Watts: The measurement of electricity needed to power the light, LED wattage can be as little as 1/10 that of an incandescent bulb. That adds up to a lot of savings on your next electrical bill!
- Lumens: This is the output or brightness of the LED array. Consumers will note that for the watts used, LED lighting provides more lumens than incandescent, halogen or CFL bulbs.
LED light fixtures can be found for every purpose in the home, from elegant new chandeliers and to outdoor wall lights and landscape lighting. And the benefits of this technology is prompting top manufacturers to introduce new designs daily, which is a great thing for consumers. With 1000s of LED designs for sale, Lamps Plus is pleased to offer a wide selection of styles for use throughout the home.