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The Ultimate Guide to LED Light Bulbs

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LED there be light!

LEDs offer the same brightness and range of colour temperatures as traditional incandescent bulbs, but they last up to 50 times longer and use up to 90% less energy, making them the most efficient way to illuminate your home or business.

Whether you’re thinking about making the switch to energy efficient lighting, are looking for ways to reduce energy costs, or want to upgrade your current lighting design, our newly updated Ultimate Guide to LED Lights will answer any of LED-related questions. Take a look:

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Part 1: What are LEDs and How Do They Work?

“LED” stands for “light emitting diode”. Keep reading to learn about common types of LEDs and to discover the science behind how these energy efficient bulbs work.


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Part 2: Advantages of LEDs

LEDs offer several advantages over traditional light bulbs, building on the best parts of their predecessors while leaving their inefficiencies behind. Here’s what LEDs have to offer and what makes them so beneficial.


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Part 3: LEDs vs. Incandescent Lights

Today’s LEDs are capable of replicating the look and feel of an incandescent bulb without wasting excess energy. Use this handy chart to compare traditional incandescent lights with energy efficient, long-lasting LED bulbs.


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Part 4: Switching to LEDs in 5 Steps

Most LED bulbs are compatible with your current fixtures and can easily be replaced like-for-like, but there are a few steps you need to take and some things to keep in mind before you buy. Keep reading to learn more.


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Part 5: How To Buy LEDs

Buying LED bulbs is similar to buying traditional light bulbs because they both offer the same bases and caps and are available in similar shapes and colours. Take a closer look at the factors that will affect your purchase decision.


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Part 6: History of LEDs

LEDs may seem like new technology, but they’ve been a work in progress for over one hundred years. Let’s look back at some of the events, inventors and innovators who made it possible.


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Part 7: Advanced Features of LED Bulbs

Ongoing advances in technology and the digital nature of LEDs have opened up a whole new world of lighting possibilities, such as LiFi and smart lighting. Discover some of these advanced features in Part 7 of our Ultimate Guide to LED Lights.



About Nicky Walker

Nicola is a lighting specialist at The Lightbulb Company with a keen awareness of the important role lighting plays in our everyday lives. She enjoys discovering new ways in which lighting can affect science, mental health and of course, most of all, reduce our carbon footprints.