What to focus on when purchasing a light bulb
After weighing the pros and cons of each type, there are other very important aspects.
The main one is the light bulb envelope, given that if you make a mistake with this, you’ll be making a totally useless purchase. The size of the screw cap that you need appears both on the box and printed on the glass of the light bulb. The most common ones are E27 (lifelong wide screw), E14 (lifelong narrow screw) and GU10 (has two protuberances instead of a screw), but in the stores, there are more than one dozen different envelopes..
By order of importance (once you know that the light bulb will fit in the bulb holder), the consumption of each model follows. It is expressed in watts (W): the higher it is, the more it will weigh on the variable part of your electricity bill.
Another matter is color. Although they are generally white tones, there are also yellowish tones. These details are crucial to setting the scene of a room.
What light bulbs should you put in your room?
It all depends on your needs and tastes. In general, the following must be recommended:
- Rooms where electricity tends to be turned on for several hours (living room, kitchen): you can take your pick from the LEDs and/or low consumption bulbs.
- Passageways in which the light turns on and off often, without remaining turned on: in this case, halogen lights are most advantageous.