Home Trends from Tina Cipllaka



The lighting in your home is essential to functionality and atmosphere. When shopping for bulbs, it's important to know that different types of light bulbs can suit different needs throughout your home. Knowing what types of bulbs are available, how long they last and what they’re typically used for are important things to know before heading to the store. Incandescent bulbs produce warm light and can be used with a dimmer switch making them perfect for bedrooms and other living spaces where bright light isn't always necessary, like the living room. They should last at least 1,000 hours but are less energy-efficient than other types of light bulbs. Fluorescent light bulbs are bright and emit a slight humming noise. You'll be familiar with these as they're popular in offices, schools, malls, etc. Around the house, they can be beneficial in basements, garages and other places that need bright, overhead light. They

last a long time (about 20,000 hours) and use less energy than incandescent bulbs. Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) are available in a variety of shades (cool and warm) and are ideal for areas where light is vital, like the kitchen, dining area and hallways. They last about 10,000 hours and consume less energy than incandescent bulbs. Halogen bulbs provide light similar to daylight which makes them ideal for home offices, kitchens or recessed lighting. They can last up to 2,000 hours. It’s important not to touch the glass of a halogen bulb when installing it as the oils on your hands can cause the bulb to heat unevenly which could cause the bulb to shatter. LED bulbs are the most energy efficient bulbs on the market, can last over 50,000 hours and come in a plethora of colours, shapes and sizes. They are also environmentally friendly as they aren't made with any hazardous parts.


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