Bulb Types: Everything You Should Know

Bulb Types: Everything You Should Know

Habits, size and shape of space are determining factors for choosing the best lamps to illuminate the house.

Everything You Should Know

Check out the differences between each type of bulbs (discover definitions of bulb at digopaul.com) and their advantages. It’s time to consider plan for residential lighting.

Incandescent Light Bulb

  • + affordable price
  • + yellowish light and pleasing to the eye
  • + can be dimmed
  • + lifetime of up to 750 hours

It is used in general and decorative lighting, as a replacement of the halogen bulb, in the highlight of paintings, statues and other decorations.

Fluorescent Lamp

  • + low power consumption
  • + variety of models and powers
  • + various shades of light
  • + low heat emission
  • + useful life up to 5000 hours

It is used as a replacement of the incandescent light bulb in direct general lighting environments, outdoor areas such as gardens and facades.

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Halogen Lamp

  • + variety of models and powers
  • + yellow light, bright and intense
  • + can be dimmed
  • + 2 to 4000 life hours

It is used in general and decorative lighting, to highlight the architecture and decoration of the environment, in addition to outdoor areas such as gardens and facades.

Led Light Bulb

  • + very low energy consumption
  • + do not pollute, is easy to dispose of and recycle
  • + various shades of light
  • + very low heat emission
  • + lifetime of up to 50000 hours

Is used in general and decorative lighting, as a replacement of the halogen bulb, in the highlight of paintings, statues and other decorations.

How to Plan

Thinking on basic lighting of some points of the house can be a simple task, as long as you know where to start. Check out!

Hall

Hall lighting should be cozy, so the use of incandescent or halogen lamps. For being a small space, for the most part, dispenses with the use of many luminaries to enlighten you.

It is used as a replacement of the incandescent light bulb in direct general lighting environments. external areas such as gardens and facades.

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In High

LED bulbs if firm increasingly on decorative lighting of residences. Even with the high value these lamps stand out for offering a much bigger effects flexibility than others, without spending a lot of energy.

In Low

Marketed since the late 19th century, incandescent bulbs are on borrowed time. With the closure of manufacturing and marketing planned for 2017, these lamps have high heat emission disadvantage and CO2 — that is, greenhouse effect.

Living Room

The scene of various activities, the living room deserves a diverse lighting. It is possible to use incandescent lamps to illuminate the environment, as well as LED or halogen bulbs for highlighting objects and architecture of the scenario.

Avoid focusing the light of spots on the couch so as not to obscure the vision of who’s sitting. Floor and table lamps can light them and still decorate the space.

Dining Room

The dining room is an environment where various types of lamps mark presence. While incandescent lamps and halogen lamps give a touch of warmth, LED and fluorescent options are great to be used as support.

The pendant – a common choice for the dining room-must be installed in the center of the table and respect the time between 90 and 150 cm above it.

Home Cinema

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Comfort is the keyword for this environment, and LED lights or dimming (such as incandescent and halogen lamps) are good options. With them it is possible to create a cozy lighting, where the lighting the way to fun.

Wall sconces, floor lamps, desk and ceiling, all with darker or opaque dome, are most suitable for do not cause glare on the TV screen used in home cinema.

Kitchen

Suitable for kitchen lamps are LED and fluorescent energy-saving and have both great light flux. With the ambient lighting is better and bigger yield.

Countertops and cabinets deserve special lighting, exactly for being used as the desktop in the preparation of food.

Room

Intimate person, the lighting of the room must meet the needs of whoever occupies. Incandescent bulbs are the most suitable to provide warmth and brightness appropriate for the real distinction of colours in the choice of clothing.

Place luminaires with 60 W incandescent lamps in created mutes can be a way to complement the lighting and room decor.

Bathroom

The light used in the bathroom can be mixed, result of the combination of fluorescent lamps for general lighting, and incandescent bulbs, so as not to distort the colors in the mirror.

The best option for light it is installing wall sconces with diffuse light, in back or on the sides of it, to illuminate the face and avoid shadows.