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How to Choose the Best LED Light Bulb for Any Room in Your Home

Every room in your home is different.

You likely have heard that sunlight gives us energy, but did you know that light bulbs work in a similar way? Bulbs that emit blue light waves produce serotonin, which makes us focused, awake, and alert. Bulbs that don’t emit blue light waves allow for our brain to produce melatonin, which makes us relaxed, drowsy, and ready for a good nights sleep.

  • Lower temperature bulbs produce warm-whites, similar to a fire, while medium temperature bulbs produce neutral-whites, and higher temperature bulbs produce cool-whites or mimic daylight.

· It is also a common misconception that the brightness of a light bulb is measured in Watts. Watts actually measure energy usage, while Lumens measure brightness.

LED Lighting for Bedroom Use

In the bedroom, the atmosphere should be relaxed and peaceful. In general, avoid blue light waves in the bedroom this allows for the environment needed for a comfortable sleep. But if you are a night time reader, soft blue or neutral tones are better for reading specific fixtures, because the cool-white color provides a high contrast with the pages.

Suggested Total Brightness Level - 1,500 to 4,000 Lumens
Suggested Color Temperature: 2700-3000K

LED Lighting for Home Office Use

When lighting a home office, we want the lighting that maximizes our ability to be productive. Putting cool-white lights in the office that mimic daylight help keep you focused and energized.

Suggested Total Brightness Level - 3,000 to 6,000 Lumens
Suggested Color Temperature: 3000-5000K

LED Lighting for Living Room Use

The living room is a popular place to entertain guests or to kick back and relax. It is important to have a mix of light sources in the living room to adapt to the different usages of the room. Like in the bedroom, it is advised to avoid blue-light emitting lamps. Focused spotlights can be added to illuminate family photos or to reduce glare on the TV.

Suggested Total Brightness Level - 1,500 to 3,000 Lumens
Suggested Color Temperature: 2200-3000K

LED Lighting for Dining Room Use

When eating a meal it is recommended to use soft-neutral tones for the dining room that allow for the needed ambiance.

Chandelier fixtures with LED bulbs are also very common for a dining room.

Suggested Total Brightness Level - 3,000 to 6,000 Lumens
Suggested Color Temperature: 2200-3000K

LED Lighting for Kitchen Use

The kitchen is considered a workspace. Blue light bulbs help make you. And if you have a table an overhead fixture with a warmer color temperature allows for a nice ambiance to balance out the brighter blue lights.

Suggested Total Brightness Level - 4,000 to 8,000 Lumens
Suggested Color Temperature: 2700-5000K