How To Choose the Best LED Lighting

LED light bulbs are widely available, and the cost is coming down. Light Emitting Diodes lights require less power, last longer, and are available in several colors.


  • Select a light bulb with the correct fitting: The two light bulb fittings that are standard across the world are the bayonet and Edison screw. The bayonet is mainly used in the UK, while the Edison screw is used in Europe and America for domestic lighting. Although both types are for domestic purposes, neither has an advantage over the other. However, the bayonet does not shake loose under vibration, though this is no big problem for domestic lighting.
  • Choose a bulb with the right brightness and lighting color: The light from dissimilar bulbs is different. Some bulbs produce colder, whiter light, while others have a warm light. The color of the light from a bulb is measured as the light temperature on a Kelvin scale. It is referred to as the light’s color temperature. Technically speaking, the light color temperature is measured in the temperature of a black body that emits light of color akin to the source. The color temperature of Light Emitting Diode bulbs is usually written in the box. A warm white light around 2700k is ideal for most domestic rooms.
  • Choose a bulb with the appropriate CRI: The color rendering index (CRI) is a measure of the quality of light that correctly represents the various colors of articles illuminated by it. The CRI varies from zero to 100%. The higher the color rendering index, the more the color rendering ability. Lighting sources with an index of between 85 and 90 are good at color rendering. Traditional halogen and incandescent light bulbs have a good CRI of over 90 percent. CFLs and LED lights have a CRI of below 90 percent, which is just acceptable.
  • Select non-dimmable or dimmable: During the incandescent lamp’s days, it was easy to dim light lamps — all would dim. Light-emitting diode lights are either dimmable or non-dimmable. If you need an LED bulb that dims, it is vital to check if it is dimmable since LED lamps operate differently from other forms of the bulb; Their circuit is made slightly differently if they are to dim.
  • Select a good quality bulb: Before purchasing a LED light bulb, you should look for a dependable manufacturer and not just the low-priced one. The best Light Emitting Diodes bulbs switch in instantaneously, while others take a few seconds to light after applying the power. Moreover, reliable manufacturers ensure that the output of these light bulbs does reduce with time.
  • All in all, it would help to contact a residential electrical contractor to guide you in deciding on the best LED bulb for your particular situation.