Different Types of Lightbulbs for Your HDB Flat

These days, even something as simple as a lightbulb isn’t that simple anymore. Even though it’s true that getting the right lightbulb can drastically reduce your utility bills and last your home for a long time, there are still so many different lightbulbs to choose from.

Lightbulbs also do more than just provide light. For those who are concerned about the overall atmosphere and ambiance of their homes, or even their offices or establishments, finding the right lightbulb can make or break the balance of these two qualities.

But the good news is that you can learn about the different types and how they work best.

These are the three main categories of lightbulbs you can get to enhance the look of your HDB flat in Singapore:

  • Incandescent – Traditional bulbs that need to be replaced the most often, but they work great if you want to achieve a warmer or cozier effect for a specific area (usually your bedroom).

Incandescent bulbs work best when it comes to enhancing mood and creating a more intimate atmosphere. And because they are great as mood lights, restaurants and bars also use them to achieve exactly this effect.

  • Halogen – These bulbs are more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs, since they provide a brighter light for the same amount of electricity.

Halogen bulbs are the opposite of incandescent bulbs since they emit a white light that allows you to see things more clearly. This makes them ideal for high-traffic, high-activity places such as offices and kitchens, but also work well for lamps with warm-hued shades.

The downside to this type of lightbulb is that they burn at a really high temperature, so it’s usually best to install them at a location where no one can accidentally hit or burn themselves with them by staying too close.

  • Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) – The next step to halogen bulbs come with a better efficiency, as well as variety in both spiral and traditional shapes. In terms of output, they are superior to both incandescent and halogen bulbs.

Just like halogen bulbs, CFL ones emit a cold light that make them better suited to high-activity places that need a good light source, but their downside is that they need to be handled and disposed more carefully because of their mercury content.

  • Light-emitting Diode (LED) – While these are the most expensive types of light bulbs currently in the market, they are also arguably the best, being superior to both CFL and standard halogen light bulbs.

This makes them the best investment you can get that will make your home bright, as well as save you money and the environment at the same time.

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