The Lighting Trinity: 3 Specs You Must Know When Purchasing LED Light Bulbs

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Shopping for lighting used to be pretty easy. For most bulbs, you only needed to know the physical shape and the wattage. For something more exotic, you could bring your old bulb to the store and match it with something on the shelf.

It’s very easy to purchase the wrong bulb — and end up dissatisfied.

Today, light bulb shopping is a convoluted mess. The wattage is no longer tied to how bright the bulb is. There are a bunch of new terms, like Kelvin, CRI, and lumens. It’s very easy to purchase the wrong bulb — and end up dissatisfied.

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Introducing SimpleBulb: The Easiest Way to Find LED Light Bulbs

I work in lighting. Many people ask me “what LED light bulb should I buy?” Indeed, visiting Home Depot or even Amazon is a recipe for confusion.

I find it frustrating when I see multiple types of bulbs (LED, fluorescent, incandescent) in the same room, especially when they are a different color. I’m sure others are not happy with their lighting purchases.

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