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How to Choose the Best LED Light Bulb for Any Room in Your Home

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Just like us, every room in your home is different, having a unique and individual personality based on the activities that take place in a given room. The lighting choices you make should be no different. Thanks to LED lighting technology, we can now make every room both comfortable and supportive of our biology. You likely have heard that sunlight gives us energy, but did you know that light bulbs work in a similar way? Bulbs that emit blue light waves produce serotonin, which makes us focused, awake, and alert. Bulbs that don’t emit blue light waves allow for our brain to produce melatonin, which...

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Can I use a higher Watt LED equivalent bulb in a 60W fixture?

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When it comes to replacing old incandescent bulbs with LEDs, a common question that customers ask is: “Can I use an LED bulb that has a higher wattage equivalent than my fixture allows?” The simple answer is yes, as long as the LED bulb uses less wattage than your fixture. When you see a label say “100-Watt LED equivalent” that does not mean that the bulb actually uses 100 Watts, it means that it produces an amount of light equivalent to a 100-Watt incandescent bulb. If your socket says not to exceed 60-Watts, it is referring the dangers of high...

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LED Light Bulbs Vs. CFL Light Bulbs: Which is Best for Me?

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Before we had LEDs, there were compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs for short. CFLs are fluorescent lamps that emit light from a mix of phosphors inside the bulb, and were designed to replace incandescent lamps (a lamp that produces light as a result of being heated). When compared to an incandescent bulb producing the same amount of light, CFLs use one-fifth to one-third the electric power, and last eight to fifteen times longer. Like all fluorescent lamps, CFLs contain toxic mercury, which complicates their disposal. In many countries, governments have established recycling schemes for CFLs and glass generally. A light-emitting...

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How to Buy: T8 and T12 LED Fluorescent Replacement Tubes

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Choosing the right LED fluorescent replacement tubes can be confusing due to the myriad of product types and installation options. We at EarthLED.com have created this guide to assist in the process and help you make the right choice for your specific projects. What are LED Fluorescent Replacement Tubes?  The consumer demand for quality LED replacement products fueled recent industry changes, beginning with the introduction of proper safety and light output standards. Much of this development was due to building and facility managers looking for a way to replace problematic fluorescent tubes with a long-life solution. An additional impetus for...

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LED Design Ideas: Upgrade the Look of any Room with Vintage LED Bulbs

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While the trend in hanging a collection of exposed-filament, Edison-style bulbs like a gathering of old friends has been around for the past 20 years in restaurant designs, vintage LED bulbs now put a fresh, energy-efficient spin on these uniquely cool, warm lighting ideas. Originally found in edgy urban steampunk hangouts, energy-guzzling versions of Thomas Edison’s 1880s lightbulb provided rich, nostalgic comfort to balance industrial cool with its amber glow. This modern design element staple has maintained its longevity by building a warm, laid-back atmosphere for a relatively low cost, especially in industries where ambiance is as equally as important...

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