Hello everyone! Today we want to remind you about the importance the light bulbs when you are developing an interior design project. We will show you a lot of infographics that will help you in this matter. You need to know which are the best light bulbs for each project.
The three most common types of lamps are LEDs, halogen incandescent bulbs and CFLs. We will explain you the characteristics of each one.
The light emitting diode (LED) are semiconductors that convert electricity into light. The main advantage is that this kind of lighting uses only 20%–25% of the energy and lasts up to 25 times longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs. They will cost you more but will worth the investment. They are a type of solid-state lighting and are constantly being updated.
HALOGEN INCANDESCENT BULBS
This kind of bulb have a capsule inside that holds gas around a filament to increase bulb efficiency. You can find them in different shapes and colors. They can be used with dimmers.
The major difference between an incandescent bulb and a halogen bulb is the gasses that each produce within its glass bulb. However, incandescent bulbs are less efficient than halogen bulbs are, using about 90 percent of the energy that they consume to produce heat and turning less than five percent of it into light.
Compact fluorescent lamps or CFLs are simply curly versions of the long tube fluorescent lights you may already have in your kitchen or garage. They last 10 times more than a typical incandescent bulb and use a third of the energy of a halogen incandescent.
See the next infographics attentively in order to find out the main difference between LEDs, Traditional incandescent, Halogens, and CFLs:
Take a look below to see the range of options you have regarding ceiling fixtures.
Recessed lighting (the first example in the infographic above) is one of the several options for ceiling fixtures. It is used as focal point and has an opening that is in contact with the ceiling. It is used to provide ambient or to accent lighting to highlight decor details. The next infographic will tell you why you should use this kind of lamps.