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Light bulbs are an integral part of our homes and workplaces. They are a key source of light that affects the atmosphere, comfort and efficiency of our daily lives. With the development of lighting technology, there are more and more types of light bulbs with different characteristics and applications. In this article, we will look at the basic concepts related to the selection of light sources, their types and the benefits of their use. Let's start!
Watts and lumens - what is it all about?
At the beginning, we present some basic concepts that will help us effectively navigate the great world of light bulbs. Let's start with watts and lumens. Do you know how they differ?
The watt is a unit of electrical power that tells us about the energy consumption of a light bulb.
Lumens, on the other hand, measure the brightness of the emitted light. The higher the lumen value, the brighter the bulb.
Understanding the relationship between these two parameters is crucial to making informed choices when purchasing light bulbs. What else?
The power and color of the bulbs
Wattage, expressed in watts (W), refers to the amount of electricity that bulbs consume. The higher the power, the greater the light intensity. But is more always better? In recent years, LED bulbs have become popular, which have much lower wattage compared to traditional bulbs, but provide equally intense lighting and, above all, are more ecological.
The color of light is expressed in Kelvin (K). The lower its value, the warmer the color is, and the higher it is, the cooler it is. Following this lead, we distinguish three main categories of colors: warm (2700-3000 K), neutral (3500-4000 K) and cold (above 5000 K).
The power and color of light affect our well-being and mood in the interior where we stay. Warm light bulbs will help you create a cozy atmosphere conducive to relaxation. That is why we especially recommend them for the bedroom, living room or other resting spaces. On the other hand, bulbs with a neutral or cool color will prove themselves where precise, strong lighting is needed. Place them in the kitchen or office and you won't complain about the lack of light and you won't feel like taking a nap!
Holy crap! It's about light bulb threads
There are many types of bulb sockets that are adapted to different types of lighting fixtures. The most important of them are…
Edison (E) thread - the most common thread used in traditional light bulbs. E27 has a diameter of 27 mm, and E14 thread - 14 mm.
The bulb thread (B) mainly appears in spot and floodlights. B22 has a diameter of 22 mm, while the B15 thread - 15 mm.
Small screw thread (S) - such threads have smaller diameters and are often used in smaller lighting fixtures, e.g. in desk lamps, bedside lamps or tube lamps (S14).
Two-stage thread (GU) is widely used in spot lighting, such as ceiling fixtures and spotlights. The most common two-step threads are GU10 and GU5.3. The first of them appears in... lamps of our UMMO brand!
Types of light bulbs
There are several types of bulbs on the market - each of them has its own advantages and uses.
One of the most popular are LED bulbs, which are characterized by low energy consumption and long life. Due to their versatility, economy and ecological aspect, they are willingly used both in private and commercial interiors. One of the most commonly used is the LED bulb with a warm color, oscillating around 2700-3000 K.
In the bulb family, we also have filament bulbs. How do they work? In filament bulbs, an electric current flows through the filament, causing it to heat up to a very high temperature, making it glow and emit light. This process is known as the glow effect. To the point ... Filament bulbs are not as energy-efficient as LEDs and have relatively low energy efficiency. Therefore, they are now abandoned. However, their original appearance cannot be denied.
Inne rodzaje to żarówki halogenowe, czyli z żarnikiem wolframowym, wypełnione gazem szlachetnym z niewielką ilością halogenu, który regeneruje żarniki, oraz fluorescencyjne, inaczej nazywane świetlówkami. W świetlówkach światło emitowane jest przez luminofor wzbudzony przez promieniowanie ultrafioletowe, powstające w wyniku wyładowania jarzeniowego w rurze wypełnionej gazem.
Decorative bulbs are bulbs of unusual shapes, often decorated with filaments. They are perfect for creative interior design. They fit particularly well in vintage, retro or industrial style spaces. It is worth choosing decorative bulbs in the LED version, i.e. energy-saving. You will find them e.g. in the Loftlight or Bulbo offer.
A lesser known, but recently increasingly popular trend is tube bulbs. They will work great in sconces and in a group. Brands such as Creative-Cables or Zangra have a wide range of solutions designed for bulbs with S14 thread.
Let's not forget about light bulbs for garlands.
Jakie wnętrze, taka żarówka - i odwrotnie
Choosing the right light bulbs is very important for the indoor climate. Depending on the specific style - modern, classic, Scandinavian, industrial - different types of bulbs can be matched. For example, LED bulbs with a warm light color will add coziness and a romantic mood to classic arrangements, while "cooler" bulbs will emphasize the modern character of the room. It is worth experimenting and adapting the bulbs to your needs and the context of the interior to achieve the desired effect.
Choose high-quality bulbs
There are many benefits to using high-quality light bulbs. One of the most important is energy saving - LEDs consume much less energy than traditional bulbs. They also have a longer lifespan, which means you're replacing them less often. More and more often they are equipped with a dimming function, thanks to which you can adjust the brightness. Application? High-quality bulbs are an economical and environmentally friendly solution!
Choosing the right light bulbs affects our well-being, efficiency and comfort. Visually attractive light sources are also a great decoration of the room. We hope that after reading the text, matching the bulb to the style of the interior and the needs of the household members will be like a piece of cake for you :) Remember that a wide range of bulbs is at hand in the KoloroweKable.pl store!