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With some people buying the appliances they don't have and others upgrading, it does not seem like the surge in sales of home appliances will plummet anytime soon. But given the fast rate at which new appliances are being developed and launched to meet the needs of appliance users, we understand you may struggle to keep track of trends and developments in the home appliance industry. We created this site to keep you up-to-date with what you need to know about the appliances industry, including which appliances are worth buying and when you should buy them. The information posted here should help you make well-informed appliance purchase decisions.

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How To Buy LED Bulbs

by Glen Hudson

LED bulbs are probably the most sought-after lighting fixtures today. However, most homeowners do not know how to choose these bulbs. As such, they often get disappointed after purchasing them. Below is a blog with in-depth details of what to look for when buying LED bulbs for your home. 

Manufacturer 

You will find numerous LED brands on sale. Therefore, you could be confused about which manufacturer to consider. Start by investigating whether the manufacturer observes the local standards. It is a guarantee that the bulb is durable and energy-efficient. Moreover, check whether the manufacturer has won international accolades for high-quality or energy-efficient products. Finally, assess customer reviews on e-commerce websites and the manufacturer's social media pages to determine the performance and longevity of the bulb. Home improvement blogs will help you compare and contrast the various brands on sale.   

Lumens

In the LED bulb world, brightness is indicated in lumens, not watts. In some cases, it is difficult to establish the brightness you need. Use online resources to convert the indicated lumens into watts. This way, you have a rough idea of the bulb's brightness. 

Most people will automatically go for the brightest bulb. However, you should avoid this approach. The secret is to assess your needs and the area you intend to fix the bulb to determine the required brightness. For example, bright LED bulbs would be ideal for outdoor locations and dark rooms that need a lot of light. Conversely, LED bulbs with lower lumens would be suitable for your living room, dining area, or bedroom where you need ambient or task lighting. 

Look Out For Dimming Features

Some LED bulbs have a dimming feature that enables you to control the amount of light they emit. This flexibility allows you to adjust the atmosphere in your home. For instance, you could increase the bulb's brightness when meeting with friends in your home. Low lighting would be ideal when planning a romantic dinner or watching a movie. 

Design and Colour

Modern LED bulbs come in various designs. The secret is to ensure the bulb design complements other interior design features in your home. It is a sure way to make your home's interior stand out. LED bulbs are designed to emit different colours. To know which colour the bulb emits, check the degrees kelvin indicated in the packaging. Ideally, a lower value indicates warm white light, while a higher value means the bulb produces natural to daylight white light. 

When buying LED bulbs, assess the manufacturer, bulb lumens, availability of dimming features, and the design and colour of the lights.   

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