Light bulbs are available in a wide variety of types from standard incandescent light bulbs to new energy efficient LED light bulbs. Lighting can have a distinct impact on the look and feel of a room, so it’s important to choose the right light bulb to illuminate the light fixtures in your home. Shop our large selection of quality light bulbs for any interior or exterior light fixture in your home.
Who Invented the Light Bulb?
In 1802, Sir Humphry Davy, an English physician, created the first electric light by passing a current through a platinum strip. However, the modern light bulb is the result of many innovators' work and continuous improvements over 150 years. The invention of the light bulb helped to establish social order after sundown, extended the workday well into the night, and allowed us to navigate and travel safely in the dark. Without the light bulb, there would be no nightlife. However, creating a steady and affordable source of illumination was not as easy as many history textbooks suggest.
Energy Saving Light Bulbs
According to Energy Star, more than 70 percent of sockets in America still contain the old, inefficient incandescent light bulbs. They’ve challenged America to change just 20 million light bulbs to energy efficient light bulbs such as LED light bulbs in 2014. Using light bulbs to save energy is extremely important to the environment and your energy costs. Not only will making this small switch save you money by reducing your monthly electricity bill, but it will also help reduce overall energy waste and light pollution which are detrimental to our planet.
What are the Best Light Bulb Types?
There are many different types of light bulbs, such as LED, halogen, fluorescent, incandescent, and HID. What light bulb type you choose really depends on the amount of lighting you want or need in a space. For instance, cooking requires an ample amount of light to ensure that you don’t burn your food or injure yourself, so installing halogen light bulbs in your kitchen will provide you bright, clean light. If you’re looking to illuminate a room where the mood fluctuates, like a dining room, you can always install dimmable incandescent light bulbs along with a light dimmer.