The Most Common Questions about Bulbs
Which different bulbs are currently available in stores?
The classic light bulbs with low energy efficiency have been banned throughout the EU since 009.2009. It has been replaced by new bulbs such as:
- Halogen lamps: They save up to 30% energy compared to a light bulb and have a medium lifespan.
- Energy saving lamps: Their energy consumption is about 1/5 of the consumption of a light bulb, they last 10x as long.
- Fluorescent tubes: They have a very long life and high efficiency
- LED lights: They have the lowest power consumption and a long life and are, therefore, becoming increasingly popular.
What are the advantages of the new bulbs?
Probably the biggest advantage is the energy savings and thus lower costs for electricity. In times of ever-increasing electricity prices, it is worthwhile replacing energy-intensive light bulbs with economical alternatives. Other advantages include:
- Long life: Compared to incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs and other bulbs can last up to 10 times longer.
- Long-term lower costs for replacing bulbs: The longer life means that you no longer need to buy new bulbs, as was the case with incandescent bulbs.
- Environmentally friendly lighting: Energy-efficient lamps are much more environmentally friendly than incandescent lamps and save resources thanks to their longer life and lower consumption.
Which light bulbs do you recommend?
We recommend LED bulbs. They are the most energy efficient of all bulbs and long lasting. Further advantages are:
- They can be used everywhere. They can be used in every room and every lamp.
- They come in different shapes and models, therefore, they fit in every lamp.
- It provides the best brightness with the lowest power consumption compared to other bulbs.
The measurement for the new bulbs are not shown in Watts, but what, exactly, are Lumens?
With incandescent bulbs, one could tell by looking at the wattage how bright the lamp would be. Modern bulbs indicate the brightness in lumens instead of watts. This means, no longer the power consumption (as in watts), but the luminosity is displayed. As a rough rule of thumb and guideline: 10 lumens correspond to one watt, for example:
- An incandescent lamp with 40 watts corresponds to about 400 lumens
- An LED bulb with 752 lumens corresponds to about 75 watts of an incandescent lamp.
Can I also use modern lighting as a design and decoration object?
Absolutely! There are now many ways to use bulbs, such as LED, not only as a light source in the form of ceiling lights or floor lamps. You will find, for example, bulbs in furniture and other items such as:
- Sofas designed with LED lights as a design element
- Coffee tables with integrated lighting
- Decorative balls for indoor and outdoor lighting
- Christmas decorative items with lighting