Are you ready to make the switch to LED lights but look around your house and don’t know where to start? That’s where LEDified come in! Renovating your current lighting system with super-efficient LEDs is one of the smartest home renovation projects you can undertake, and it’s easier than you might think.


Types Of Bulbs That Can Be Replaced With LED Lights

LEDs are safer, more energy efficient, cooler to the touch, and last longer than any other type of light bulb. Best of all, they can be used anywhere your current lights are used. There are many LEDs on the market today that fit right in to existing light sockets. In many cases you can simply swap out your old bulbs to LEDs without any fuss. Use LEDs to replace:

  • Fluorescent tube lights. LEDs can be used to replace old T8, T10, or T12 fluorescent lamps. LEDs don’t have the same flickering problems that fluorescent tubes have, provide strong directional lighting and last several thousand hours longer than traditional fluorescents.
  • Halogen lamps. Replacing halogens with LEDs takes a bit more research than swapping LEDs for other bulbs. This is due to the pins used in halogens; you have to be sure your LED pins are compatible with the halogen setting. Commonly replaced pin-halogens are G4, G8, or G9s. Some halogens do not use pins but screw in like incandescents. In that case, base your replacement LEDs on their Halogen Equivalent Wattage, not the Rated Wattage.
  • A-Shape bulbs. Newer LEDs offer great omni-directional lighting, much like incandescent bulbs, but use far less energy and provide a brighter light. A-Shape bulbs are the traditional lightbulb shape with a screw-in base. They are a good choice for lamps, ceiling lights and ceiling fans. Omni-directional bulbs are not as effective in recessed canned lights.
  • Recessed lighting. LEDs make ideal replacements for recessed lighting since LEDs provide such effective downlighting. They also give off far less heat than traditional bulbs, making them safer in enclosed spaces.
  • Dimmers. Many LED lights are compatible with dimmer switches, but not all of them are suitable to dimming. Be sure to check with your installer about dimming capabilities. You may also notice a smaller dimming range, LEDs that do not shut off at the lowest dim setting, or no shift in colour when dimmed.


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