How to Select the Right LED Light

Selecting the right LED home lighting systems can be easy if you check out a few parameters:

Wattage

The wattage is a unit that determines the light bulb’s energy consumption rate. The more bright a bulb is, the more is its energy consumption and hence wattage. Naturally, a bulb that emits a soft yellow light will have less wattage. If you are used to incandescent bulbs all this while, you must know how to compare its wattage with that of LED lights. You can make your calculations based on the fact that a 12 watt LED lamp is equivalent to a regular 60 watt bulb.

Colour

While selecting LED lamps, do check the Colour Rendering Index (CRI) configuration that will give you an idea of how accurately it will reflect colour. Sunlight or pure white light has a CRI of 100 so this means you will require a bulb of CRI 80 for good indoor lighting.

Also check the Colour Correlated Temperature (CCT) that is measured in Kelvin. Generally an LED lamp of 2700 CCT should be enough to give you the same warm colour of an incandescent lamp. If you want brighter lights, opt for lamps have CCT between 4000K– 5000K.

Lumens

This is a measure of the quantity of light emitted by your LED lamp. A lamp showing 800 lumens will give off the same amount of light as a 60 watt regular bulb while that showing 1000 lumens is equivalent to a 100 watt bulb.