The Different Types of Light Bulbs

Light Bulb 101 There are different types of light bulbs, and each of them have their own advantages. (Photo Credits) Any home, no matter how modern it is, will not survive without having a single light bulb in it. Illumination is a definite need, and it will be very difficult to function without it. In its official website, The American Lighting Association has enumerated the different kinds of light bulbs available in the market today. It includes incandescent, fluorescent, LED, and High Intensity Discharge or HID Lights. Master Electrician “Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) produce light when voltage is applied to negatively charged semiconductors, causing electrons to combine and create a unit of light (photon). In simpler terms, an LED is a chemical chip embedded in a plastic capsule. Because they are small, several LEDs are sometimes combined to produce a single light bulb. LED lighting in general is more efficient and longer lasting than any other type of light source, and it is being developed for more and more applications within the home. LEDs are currently popular in under-cabinet strips and some types of downlights.” Read more about LED here in the continuation of this American Lighting Association article. Other types of light bulbs Home and Garden Television meantime differentiated the types of light bulbs in one article that it published. “Incandescent is the most commonly used light bulb and usually the least expensive. This type of light has a warm, inviting quality and is very complimentary to skin tones and psychologically appealing. Incandescent bulbs usually last between 700 to 1,000 hours and can be used with a dimmer; however, they’re not as energy efficient as other options.” Read their whole article here. Related Lighting … Continue reading The Different Types of Light Bulbs