For more than a century, we onlyknow the incandescent bulb invented by Thomas Edison in 1879. Therefore, for a century, we had time to take some bad habits that now pose our problem. Indeed, for a century, it was enough to know the format of its base and its power to get a compatible bulb.
How To Choose The Right Bulb
First, you need to identify the base and the type of bulb you need to replace. Why start with the nerve? Because they are stored this way in the shops and if you do not take the right base, whatever happens, you will not do anything with your light bulb. You can visit sitefor more desired solutions.
You want to replace your 100w incandescent bulb. In this case, you need to find a fluorescent-compact or LED light bulb that produces as much light as your 100w bulb, but you do not know the number of lumens. So manufacturers have thought of you, and often they have added a small logo on their packaging (be careful, there is no standard or obligation to each manufacturer to his way of doing)
On a pack of 3 LED bulbs, Note a small annotation in the bottom left of the packaging: 9w> 60w. This means that this bulb consumes 9w of energy but produces a quantity of light equivalent to a 60w incandescent bulb.
Another cause for a bit of trouble: You have a 46w halogen bulb with a B22 cap, and you want to replace it with a bulb a little less bright because, with use, it dazzled you a little too much. The first thing to do, go to the light bulb with a B22 base and find the same bulb that you have in hand. There, you find that 46w corresponds to about 700 lumens. You have to choose a bulb with a B22 cap, but a smaller amount of light emitted. If you do not know how to evaluate the temperature of your old bulb, there are often several bulbs in a demonstration to help you choose.