We help you find the right light source
Today there is a huge assortement of light sources available, which sometimes makes it hard to chose the rigth one. This guide is aiming to make the process a little easier, and to help you find exactly the lamp you want that provides the brightness you need.
Our goal is to offer a complete range of LEDs for home use. We have them in all shapes - we have round bulbs, pear bulbs and normal bulbs. We have smart bulbs with built-in features, we have spotlights and attractive decorative bulbs.
Something all our bulbs have in common is that they provide a lot of light but not a lot of heat - in other words, they save energy! They turn on immediately, tolerate cold and they also have a very long-life span!
The right light source for your needs
Different lamps provide different lights, and you need different lights for different purposes. Are you going to snuggle up or do you need a strong lamp to see when painting?
Firstly it is decisive how much light the lamp provides, which is measured in lumen. The higher the lumen the stronger the light.
Secondly, the temperature of the light affects the perception of the light. Light temperature is measured in Kelvin. The lower the Kelvin, the warmer the light, while a high Kelvin number of 3-4000 provides a cold, white light.
|With this light bulb the most important thing is what it looks like not how it illuminates a room. This bulb gives off a pleasant warm and soft glow while simultaneously being beautiful to look at without being blinded.
30-200 lumen (lm)
1800-2700 Kelvin (K)
|This bulb provides a weak glow and thus gives a special feeling to the room. If you want a warm glow, choose a bulb with fewer kelvins.
220-360 lumen (lm
2200-2700 Kelvin (K)
|This much light illuminates a room but can be complemented with decorative and mood lighting to create a pleasant room environment.
400-500 lumen (lm)
2700-3000 Kelvin (K)
Directed bulbs that provide good lighting, for example at a desk or in a kitchen. If you need good colour rendering, select a bulb with a high Ra-rating.
Chose the right socket
The light bulb you chose needs to have the right socket. There is a range of socket, and select the one that fits your lamp.
Pick a shape of the bulb
In many cases the shape is purely a matter of taste, but in some cases a specific shape is required so that the bulb will fit or so that a lampshade can be attached to the light. The height and width of the bulb are indicated on the packaging.
Compatible LED bulbs can be controlled with many common dimmers. For the best results you should always check that the bulb and dimmer are compatible. You can do this by using the current list.
Dim without a dimmer
Another way to achieve a dimming effect is to dim without a dimmer, and instead use a lamp with built-in dimmer function. The light intensity of these 3-step dimable lamps, is regulated simply by the number of clicks on the power switch. Read more about 3-step dimming in our guide.
Light intensity is measured in lumen
Previously, bulbs "strenght" was measured in watts (W). But the fact is that watt says nothing about how much light a lamp provides, it only indicates energy consumption. As an example, a 40W light bulb and a 6W LED lamp provide approximately the same amount of light, but the LED lamp thus has a significantly lower electricity consumption. Nowadays, the luminous flux is stated in lumens (lm) instead. Lumen is the measurement that describes the luminous flux of a bulb. By stating the luminous flux in lumens you can compare the brightness of bulbs correctly.
Light Units & Measurements
Light temperature is mesasured in Kelvin
The Kelvin value indicates the colour of the light or “colour temperature”. Lower degrees Kelvin mean a warmer glow. Everything under 3000 K is usually called warm-white. A incandesent light bulb has a colour temperature of approximately 2700 K. Choose a warmer bulb for mood lighting and the evening and a cooler light for work and daytime.
Colour rendering (Ra) is the measurement of how well the bulb renders the colours of illuminated objects. Ra 100 is the highest possible rating.
Diffusion angle is usually indicated for directed bulbs (reflector bulbs) and tell us about the width of the beam. 30° to 40° is the most common but both narrower and
wider are used for various applications.
Brighness in a given direction is measured in Candela
Candela (cd) measures bulb brightness in a given direction and is most relevant for
directed bulbs. If two reflector bulbs have the same total amount of luminous flux in lumens, then the bulb with the lesser diffusion-angle will have the greater brightness in candela because it concentrates the luminous flux more.