The average US household has about 40 light bulbs in it. You may have more or less in your own home, but either way, that’s still a lot of lights. The funny thing is that for decades you probably haven’t put much thought into the light bulbs you buy. You noticed a few years ago that your regular bulbs were being crowded out on the shelf by those funny spiral lights. Now even those are getting shoved aside by something new: LED.
In the January 2015 issue of Electronic House, you can find a clear explanation of the main types of light bulbs, estimates of bulb life and annual cost to operate.
You’ll also find lists of some of the top light bulbs in each category.
If you want to take it a step further, check out the complete light bulb buying guide to read articles about new smart lighting control systems and tips on maximizing the potential of your home’s lights. It’s the most complete light bulb buying guide around.
In this series of articles you’ll find a pro/con breakdown of the different lighting technologies, how lighting scenes can enhance your home’s décor and how home security systems can use smart lighting to make you safer.