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Enlightening Light Bulb Tips

Enlighting Light Bulb Tips

Buying the right light bulb for the right lighting task can be overwhelming. A warm dimmable light can create and inviting atmosphere, and a bright cool light illuminates a room while shedding light and clarity. Our goal at JUELL is to break down this daunting process,  making it slightly more  user-friendly!


Incandescent

  • most commonly used and usually the least expensive

  • emits a warm yellow light which is very complementary to skin tones and psychologically appealing

  • lasts approximately 1,200 hours

  • wide degree of dimmability

  • not as energy efficient as the options

  • can be damaging to fabrics and artwork over time


Halogen

  • closest approximation to natural daylight, known as "white light" or full spectrum

  • colors appear sharper and brighter 

  • can be dimmed

  • slightly more energy efficient that incandescent bulbs

  • lasts for approximately 3,600 hours

  • more expensive then incandescent

  • burns very hot

  • mostly used in under cabinet lighting, pendant lights and recessed cans

  • can be damaging to fabrics and artwork over time


Fluorescent

  • common in large spaces, ek: office buildings and grocery stores

  • light tends to be flat, cold, often bluish and harsh

  • most cannot be dimmed

  • typically produce light for about 10.000 -  50,000 hours

  • cost effective

  • like all fluorescent lights, it has trace amount of mercury, so care should be taken with breakage and disposing

  • FYI: there are multiple health related effects associated with fluorescent light 


Compact Fluorescent

  • bulbs (CFL) consume a quarter of the energy that incandescent bulbs and last 10 times longer

  • unlike old fluorescent lights, CFLs are quiet and have warmer tones

  • can be used anywhere your would use a typical incandescent light bulb 

  • most cannot be dimmed

  • like all florescent lights, it has trace amount of mercury, so care should be taken with breakage and disposing

  • FYI: there are multiple health related effects associated with fluorescent


LED

  • money and energy saving 

  • typically lasts 50,000 hours or more

  • uses one tenth the energy of incandescent bulbs

  • works with dimmers

  • reduces environmental impact

  • provides only directional light making them ideal for under counter task lighting




Integrated LED

  • combines energy efficiency with convenience and longevity

  • typically lasts 50,000 hours or more

  • reduces your environmental impact

  • works with dimmers

  • "bulbs" come integrated with their fixtures, "bulbs" can't be replaced


TIPS: Lumen / Foot Candle is a measurement that tells you how bright a light source is when staging one foot away form it.  In order to find out the correct number of Lumens needed for a room, multiply the square footage of that room by the Lumen number below.

  • Workspace or garage: 80-100 foot candles

  • Kitchen work areas: 70-80 foot candles

  • Bathroom: 70-80 foot candles

  • Home office: 60-80 foot candles

  • Dining room: 30-40 foot candles

  • Kitchen: 30-40 foot candles

  • Dining room: 30-40 foot candles

  • Living room: 30-40 foot candles

  • Bedroom: 10-20 foot candles

  • Hallway: 5-10 foot candles 

Let us know if you, or your friends can use our support. We at JUELL are here and ready to take care of all your staging and design needs, safely and virtually!


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