How to Choose the Right Light Bulb for Your Home

Sometimes we forget that choosing the right light for our home can be just as important as choosing the correct paint color. In fact, without light, color wouldn’t be much to look at.

While light is a necessity in every home, the type of bulb you select can have a dramatic effect on how rooms are accentuated – or left dark, dull, or even dirty. That’s why assessing how light affects color is so important.

HDSupply created this illustrated table showing how choosing a bulb with a higher or a lower rating can change the ambiance of a room from cool and chic to relaxing or even romantic.

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In a nutshell, the correlated color temperature (CCT) of the light emitted from the bulb is expressed in Kelvin. For instance, lower color temperatures (2,000K to 3,000K) emit a warmer light while higher temperatures (>4,000K) radiate a cooler light.

The interactive color temperature scale below will save you time when deciding on the bulbs for your home. Be sure to make a note of the watt + Kelvin combination that creates your preferred color temperature.

Created by HD Supply Facilities Maintenance

For a full breakdown of light bulb lingo and the scale of brightness, visit HDSupply.

 

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