Bulbs 101: Part 2

LED vs INCANDECENT vs CFL
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Bulbs 101 Part 2
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Lumens and Color Temperature -
Picking the right Bulb -
How Much Lighting do I need? -

LED vs INCANDECENT vs CFL

WATTS THE DIFFERENCE?


 

LED:
Light-emitting-diode (LED) is a semiconductor device that emits visible light when an electric current passes through it.

INCANDESCENT:
an electric light with a wire filament heated to a high temperature, by passing an electric current through it, until it glows with visible light otherwise known as incandescence.

CFL: Compact fluorescent light bulb is a low pressure mercury-vapor gas-discharge lamp that uses fluorescence to produce visible light. An electric current in the gas excites mercury vapor which produces short-wave ultraviolet light that then causes a phosphor coating on the inside of the lamp to glow.


 

LED Bulb


LED

$25
Average Cost

25,000 hours
 Average lifespan

3-8 Watts
 (60 watt bulb)

451 lb CO2 
Emissions per year

 No effect on lifespan
When switching a bulb on/off quickly 

Equivalent Brightness:

4-9 Watts
for 450 Lumens

 13+ Watts
for 1100 Lumens

25-28 Watts
for 2600 Lumens

Incandescent Bulb


INCANDECENT

$8
Average Cost

1,200 hours 
Average lifespan

60 Watts 
(60 watt bulb)

4500 lb CO2
Emissions per year

 No effect on lifespan
When switching a bulb on/off quickly

Equivalent Brightness:

40 Watts
for 450 Lumens 

75 Watts
for 1100 Lumens

150 Watts 
for 2600 Lumens

CFL Bulb


CFL

$1 
Average Cost 

8,000 hours
 Average lifespan

15 Watts
 (60 watt bulb)

1051 lb CO2 
Emissions per year

Decrease of lifespan
When switching a bulb on/off quickly 

Equivalent Brightness:

9-11 Watts
for 450 Lumens

 20 Watts
for 1100 Lumens

32-35 Watts
for 2600 Lumens

 

 

Bulb Shape

OUR LED BULBS BY SHAPE


Our LED collection has the perfect combinations of bulbs. You can find LED bulbs in mane shapes such as the Volta (G30), our most popular Edison (ST19), the cute and compact Tesla (T14) and the familiar Joule (A19) shape.

 

LED Bulb Shapes

 



Take advantage of different shapes and expose your bulb.



 

 LED Bulbs



Bulb Tint

OUR LED BULBS BY TINT


Once you pick your shape, you need to next think about tint! These color of the glass is going to play a role in the look of your bulb. The bulb tint also affects the color of the light, with amber tint creating warmer light and clear making a slightly cooler light color. 

 



Clear Glass



Clear Light Bulb

Clear glass bulbs are great for getting bright light and provide a clean sophisticated look.

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Amber Glass



Amber Light Bulb

Amber glass bulbs offer the same benefits of the clear glass, but have a slightly warmer color temperature and a vintage feel.

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Milk Glass



Milk Glass Bulb

Milk glass bulbs offer a stunning diffused glow. This bulb is great to recreate a midcentury modern inspired lighting look.

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Mirrored Glass



Metal Light Bulb

Mirrored bulbs provide directional light upwards, great for achieving a soft worklight when paired with a shade or adding a unique decorative look for secondary lighting.

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BULB-INSPIRATION

THIS IS HOW OUR INSTAGRAM FRIENDS LIGHT UP THEIR ROOMS. IS THERE SOMETHING A BULB CAN'T DO?

 

Keep it simple


Huckberry

By @huckberry

By @randombykristen

Get creative


By @erinashkelly

By @erinashkelly

By @fiordilattegelato

 

For even more inspiration, follow @colorcord on Instagram


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