The LED lighting craze started with our Christmas lights and moved to our flat screen televisions. Now the future of lighting is moving toward LED bulbs at a rapid pace. You can purchase LED lights now in different light levels, light colors, energy consumptions, and bulb types. These bulbs are found in a variety of fixtures, in different colors, in different styles, and are presently compatible with dimmers. Bulbs vary in shape: omnidirectional, globe, candelabra/flame, track, and flood. It is really a no brainer since using them instead of the incandescent bulbs cost less and lasts 25 times longer.
I recently went bulb shopping at Home Depot for a burned out oven fan bulb. It was a new hood with a specialty bulb. The incadescent bulb had burned out in 4 months. The salesman at Home Depot explained that the LED bulb burned cooler plus would last for 22 years. The incandescent would last 4 months at $5.35 versus the LED lasting 22 years at $12.00. The answer seems pretty clear.
Natalie A. Gauci
Licensed Interior Designer working in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.