How to Choose LED Bulbs...Simplified

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AMBIENT LIGHTS

Create your base layer of light. You want enough fixtures and bright enough bulbs to eliminate sharp dark-light contrasts.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR AMBIENT LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? Yes.
Dimmable? Yes. If the fixture is on a dimmer switch.
Type of Light Warm, Soft White light adds ambience for separate dining areas.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 60-75 watt equivalent/800-1100 lumens or higher.
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TASK LIGHTS

Brighten specific spots where you do detailed tasks.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR TASK LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? No.
Dimmable? No
Type of Light Daylight bulbs resemble natural outdoor light.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 40 watt equivalent/450 lumens or lower.
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ACCENT LIGHTS

Add style and direct attention. Create a spotlight effect on architectural features, décor or artwork.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR ACCENT LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? Yes.
Dimmable? No
Type of Light Daylight bulbs resemble natural outdoor light.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 75-100 watt equivalent/1100-1600 lumens or higher.
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AMBIENT LIGHTS

Create your base layer of light. You want enough fixtures and bright enough bulbs to eliminate sharp dark-light contrasts.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR AMBIENT LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? Yes.
Dimmable? No
Type of Light Daylight bulbs resemble natural outdoor light.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 75-150 watt equivalent/1100-2600 lumens or higher.
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AMBIENT LIGHTS

Create your base layer of light. You want enough fixtures and bright enough bulbs to eliminate sharp dark-light contrasts.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR AMBIENT LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? Yes in areas larger than a closet.
Dimmable? No. Unless the fixture is on a dimmer switch.
Type of Light Daylight bulbs make details easier to see for tasks like ironing or doing laundry.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 75-100 watt equivalent/1100-1600 lumens.
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TASK LIGHTS

Brighten specific spots where you do detailed tasks.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES TASK LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? No.
Dimmable? Yes. 3-way lamps need 3-way bulbs. Fixtures on dimmer switches need dimmable bulbs.
Type of Light The cool, contrast of Daylight bulbs makes detail easier to see for tasks like reading.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 60-75 watt equivalent/800-1100 lumens.
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ACCENT LIGHTS

Add style and direct attention. Create a spotlight effect on architectural features, décor or artwork.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR ACCENT LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? Yes.
Dimmable? Yes. 3-way lamps need 3-way bulbs. Fixtures on dimmer switches need dimmable bulbs.
Type of Light The cool, contrast of Daylight bulbs makes detail easier to see for tasks like reading.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 60-75 watt equivalent/800-1100 lumens.
SHOP NOW
 

AMBIENT LIGHTS

Create your base layer of light. You want enough fixtures and bright enough bulbs to eliminate sharp dark-light contrasts.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR AMBIENT LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? Yes.
Dimmable? Yes. If the fixture is on a dimmer switch.
Type of Light Soft White light is warm and cozy.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 75-100 watt equivalent/1100-1600 lumens or higher.
SHOP NOW
 

TASK LIGHTS

Brighten specific spots where you do detailed tasks.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR TASK LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? No.
Dimmable? Yes. If fixtures are on a dimmer switch.
Type of Light The cool, contrast of Daylight bulbs makes detail easier to see.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 60 watt equivalent/800 lumens.
SHOP NOW
 

ACCENT LIGHTS

Add style and direct attention. Create a spotlight effect on architectural features, décor or artwork.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR ACCENT LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? Yes.
Dimmable? Yes. If fixtures are on a dimmer switch.
Type of Light Warm, Soft White light adds ambience for separate dining areas. But stay consistent with the rest of the room in an open floor plan.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 40-75 watt equivalent/450-1100 lumens.
SHOP NOW
 

AMBIENT LIGHTS

Create your base layer of light. You want enough fixtures and bright enough bulbs to eliminate sharp dark-light contrasts.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR AMBIENT LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? Yes.
Dimmable? Yes. If fixtures are on a dimmer switch.
Type of Light The cool, contrast of Daylight bulbs makes detail easier to see for tasks like cooking.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 75-100 watt equivalent/1100-1600 lumens or higher.
SHOP NOW
 

ACCENT LIGHTS

Add style and direct attention. Create a spotlight effect on architectural features, décor or artwork.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR ACCENT LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? No.
Dimmable? Yes. 3-way lamps need 3-way bulbs. Dimmer switches require dimmable bulbs.
Type of Light The cool, contrast of Daylight bulbs makes detail easier to see.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 40 watt equivalent/450 lumens.
SHOP NOW
 

AMBIENT LIGHTS

Create your base layer of light. You want enough fixtures and bright enough bulbs to eliminate sharp dark-light contrasts.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR AMBIENT LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? Yes.
Dimmable? Yes. If the fixture is on a dimmer switch.
Type of Light The cool, contrast of Daylight bulbs makes detail easier to see.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 60-75 watt equivalent/800-1100 lumens.
SHOP NOW
 

TASK LIGHTS

Brighten specific spots where you do detailed tasks.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR TASK LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? No.
Dimmable? Yes. If fixtures are on a dimmer switch.
Type of Light Soft White light is warm and cozy.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 40 watt equivalent/450 lumens.
SHOP NOW
 

ACCENT LIGHTS

Add style and direct attention. Create a spotlight effect on architectural features, décor or artwork.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR ACCENT LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? Yes.
Dimmable? Yes. 3-way lamps need 3-way bulbs. Fixtures on dimmer switches need dimmable bulbs.
Type of Light The cool, contrast of Daylight bulbs makes details easier to see.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 40 watt equivalent/450 lumens.
SHOP NOW
 

AMBIENT LIGHTS

Create your base layer of light. You want enough fixtures and bright enough bulbs to eliminate sharp dark-light contrasts.

POPULAR LIGHTING CHOICES FOR AMBIENT LIGHTS:
Omni-directional? Yes.
Dimmable? Yes. If the fixture is on a dimmer switch.
Type of Light Soft White light is warm and cozy.
Watt/Lumen Equivalent 60 watt equivalent/800 lumens or higher.
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