you're like most business owners or residences, you don't
spend your free time studying light bulb types and we would
be concerned if you did. No problem. We are here
to help guide you with the various bulb types so you
can successfully request your LED light quote to see what
type of savings you can expect. Let's go through some
of bulb types and names so that we make sure to get the most
First, let's talk about different form factors that light
bulbs come into. LED lights, coming later than
incandescent and fluorescents aims to copy the formats
already existing so that they can seamlessly fit existing
fixtures (for spots and standard lighting). Replacing
fluorescents require a change in fixtures since fluorescents
need ballasts while LED's do not. This requires some
labor but the ballasts also require energy aside from the
light itself. We'll save significantly with that
elimination for years.
There are three basic form factors. There are spots
(or spot lights) which direct light in one direction.
There is general lighting which is omni-direction (think of
your general light bulb), and there are strips (think of
fluorescents). These are three basic forms that light
will take. Let's go one at a time. First, Spots.
Existing spots can come in incandescent, CFL's, or halogens.
Here is a quick chart to help you understand the light form
factor. Below is a chart with standard formats.