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Its common knowledge these days that there are energy-efficient, budget-friendly ways to light your home. LED lights are among the most commonly-chosen for everything from holiday and outdoor lighting to home and interior applications. What’s less understood is how lighting works and how traditional, incandescent light ratings translate into this format.
At Connect Furniture, we want to make the shopping process easy so you can enjoy better, more energy-efficient and affordable lighting options. Here is everything you need to know to start shopping for new LED lights:
How Does LED Lighting Work?
LED is short for “light emitting diode”. It is known as a two-lead semiconductor and creates light when the diode is activated. While this may sound complicated, it’s really as simple as energy being used by an object and light being created as a result. What’s less simple is how many uses LED lights have; they are used for everything from displays and signs to remote controls, alarm clocks, phone and tablet screens and home lighting. With a lifespan that outpaces traditional light bulbs by thousands of hours because of the relative heartiness of their construction, replica lighting are much easier on the finances in the long run than outfitting your home in incandescent lighting.
How Do Watts Translate to Lumens?
Because of the difference in how incandescent and LED lights work, there is also a marked difference in how their brightness is measured. The unit used for LED indoor and outdoor lighting is known as a lumen. A precise conversion is difficult to calculate, but a common point of reference is as follows:
- 800 lumens are approximately equivalent to 60 watts
- 1600 lumens are approximately equivalent to 100 watts
Many people are afraid to convert to LED lights or sign up to know about lighting for sale because they fear that they won’t be able to find or afford bulbs for the fixtures already installed in their homes. However, this typically isn’t true. When you have the kind of selection available that we offer here at Connect Furniture, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect lighting for your home’s every need.
Give us a try. Browse our selection today for options such as pendant lighting and get on the road to giving your home a brighter, more energy-efficient glow - that saves you money, too!
Thinking about LED Lighting for your home but unsure of where to begin? At connect Furniture, we make it easy!