This is how the different types of bulb differ
The advantages of LED technology include the fact that the lamps last a long time, that with the right dimmer the light can be adjusted seamlessly from 0-100, that they use considerably less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and they don’t get hot like traditional bulbs do either.
“LEDs last longer than both low-energy and halogen bulbs, and they use less power than halogen bulbs too,” says Daniel Nordahl, lighting product manager at Clas Ohlson.
The slightly more expensive price is made up for by a considerably longer lifetime than other types of bulb. LEDs often last between 20,000 and 25,000 hours, while halogen bulbs have a lifetime of about 2,000 hours and low-energy bulbs about 10,000 hours.
The best of two worlds
Up until now, LEDs have been criticised for giving off slightly too cold a light. Clas Ohlson wants to show you that this isn’t still the case and this autumn is launching a new series of bulbs known as Haled.
“The Haled range takes the best from halogen and the best from LEDs. It has the warm colour of halogen bulbs combined with the long lifetime and low energy consumption of LEDs,” says Daniel Nordahl.
Light up your home
Instead of having just one central lamp, it’s better to spread the light out in several spots . Having a single light can make the space feel smaller and creates lighting contrasts that can irritate the eyes..
Uplighters: Lamps facing upwards that reflect the light via the ceiling.
Downlighters: Lamps facing downwards, often inwards, good for setting a mood.
Spotlight: Lamp with a low spread directly focussed on a particular point or object in the room.