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Types Of Bulbs To Use In Your Art Deco Light

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Getting the most out of your new art deco light comes down to the type of bulbs that you are going to use in it. The choice for which size, style, and brightness of bulbs is determined by what you need to use the light fixture for, and how much money you are planning to spend on the bulbs. Before you start looking for new bulbs to purchase, however, you are going to want to educate yourself on the different types and what they offer for you.

Typical Incandescent Light Bulbs – Incandescent bulbs are the most common type of light bulbs that you are going to find in peoples homes. These bulbs have been around for years, and are among the cheapest that you can purchase. If you need brighter light than the standard bulb will provide you simply have to raise the amount of watts that you purchase.

Halogen Gas Style Light Bulbs – Halogen bulbs are fairly similar to incandescent bulbs except for the fact that the filament inside is enclosed in a vacuum of halogen gas. This gas forces the filament to light up, which also causes them to get incredibly hot. These bulbs have a much longer life span than incandescent bulbs.

Fluorescent Gas Style Light Bulbs – Fluorescent light bulbs use a mixture of mercury and argon gas to output the light you see. These bulbs typically last between 10,000 and 20,000 hours but do require that you install ballasts in order to use them.

Light Emitting Diodes / LED Bulbs – LED or Light Emitting Diodes are a fairly new technology that uses small pores inside of a plate that lights up gas as the gas falls down into the pores. These bulbs are the most expensive but tend to produce the brightest amounts of light for the lowest energy costs overall.

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