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The best LED light bulbs to brighten the night

July 20, 2019 by freemexy  

The best LED light bulbs to brighten the night Today’s LED light bulbs showcase some bright ideas (pun intended). Manufacturers design household LED bulbs that have the potential to last for decades, and when combined with their decreasing sticker price, they’ve become more affordable and popular than ever. However, it’s not all due to the new technology. Thanks to newly enacted efficiency standards, traditional incandescent bulbs have been phased out in favor of more-efficient, environmentally-friendly alternatives.Pendant light In theory, purchasing a bulb with a short payback time and 20-year lifespan often seems like a good choice. Compounded with the increasing number of smart home products, LED bulbs may one day become just as familiar to us as the 60-watt incandescent. Still, how do these extra-terrestrial bulbs stack up? Which LED bulb is best for your home? Some have a 30-year lifespan or emit a better light quality than your standard 60-watt incandescent, while others dim via a smartphone app. Some emit a range of colored light, while others require smart hubs to connect across your entire home. But there are a few things to consider when buying LEDs. They won’t look exactly like your old incandescents, but you can still find bulbs which suit your taste. Without further ado, here are our picks for the best LED light bulbs.In recent years, Cree has established itself as one of the premiere LED bulb manufacturers in the world, creating affordable, effective lighting solutions to replace the energy-sucking incandescent bulbs that plague our poor light sockets. In particular, their “Soft White” 60W equivalent bulb offers an incredible combination of longevity, brightness, and value no other bulb can touch. Capable of emitting 815 lumens while consuming just 10 watts of energy, the hyper-efficient A19 standard bulb — rated at 25,000 hours of use — works with all dimming switches, meaning you won’t encounter annoying buzzing sounds or malfunctions when adjusting the brightness of the bulb. It’s also backed by a 10-year warranty and remains incredibly cost-effective — it comes in packs of four, six, or eight. The Daylight version is 5,000k — which gives off a cooler, bluer light — while the 2,700k “Soft White” is warmer and more yellow. Cree recently revamped its entire lineup of bulbs to improve its color rendering index; these bulbs score 85+ on a scale of 0 to 100, meaning they should more accurately reflect an object’s true colors compared to some lower-scoring LEDs.