Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Flame Light Bulbs
The LED Flame Effect Light Bulb is a unique decorative light bulb. It’s like the burn of a real, blazing flame just that it doesn’t use and have the hot heat of an actual fire. This flame light bulb will illuminate your business or home giving it an outstanding light effect and an artistic atmosphere.
Here are the factors to consider when making your buy decision. These tips will help you buy the perfect Flame Light Bulbs for your house or business and enjoy the decision for years to come.
Watts is a measure of the amount of energy required to light a bulb. What is the estimated wattage for the Flame Light Bulb you wish to buy? Do you intend to use it for your kitchen, living room, bedside reading light, or is it for commercial premises? How you intend to use this bulb will affect the desired level of brightness. A high level of brightness translates to a high wattage and vice versa. Depending on where you intend to place the Flame Light Bulb you may need a higher or lower wattage.
The Flame Light Bulbs come in different shapes. The shapes are described as per their designated shape name, for example, spiral, globe or reflector. The shapes are denoted using a letter-number-letter such as Cand-E-12, Med-E-26, Mog-E-40. The first letter shows the shape of the bulb, the number is the diameter of the bulb at its broadest part, while the last letter indicates the base. Ensure that the shape of the bulb matches your fixtures. Different fixtures need different bulb sizes. When the bulb and fixture size don’t match the room will have an odd look.
Bulb Base Size
The bulbs come in different base sizes. There are two major types of flame light bulbs bases: screw base or pin base. Therefore, you need to take into consideration the base size you need before buying or ordering one. The most commonly used are E27 for Europe and E26 for the USA. The numbers 27 and 26 are about the diameters of the base in millimeters. E27 and E26 bulbs are interchangeable.
In countries using 220-240 volts AC, the E27 and E14 happen to be the most common screw-mount sizes while in countries using 120 volts, the standard sizes are E26 and E27. Selecting the correct bulb base will ensure compatibility with the fixture. Thus it will fit and function properly.
Color temperature is normally measured in degrees Kelvin. It shows how the light of the bulb appears when looked at directly using the human eye. A color temperature of 2700 K and below produces a “warm feeling.” An increase in the color temperature decreases the yellowish color of the bulb meaning that the white color increases. Beyond 5000 K, the light color of the bulb appears to be bluish white.
Therefore an ideal light flame bulb is one with a color temperature of 2700 K and below. Hopefully, the above tips will guide you in buying ideal flame light bulbs.