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The right lamps rounds off the look of any luminaire
Guide to Buying the Right Lamp
What lamp types are there and how do I find the right one?
The base must match the fitting of the luminaire. Use the lamp you want to replace as your guide to finding the right lamp base. When you buy a new table or pendant luminaire without a lamp in it, you will find the necessary lamp type in the product description or on the packaging. With that information, you can then go ahead and choose a decorative lamp to match your luminaire and make it look special.
2. Brightness in Lumen
Choose a lumen value (or rated luminous flux) to define the brightness of your lamp. A traditional 40 W incandescent light bulb would have a brightness value of around 470 lumen.
3. Light Colour
Light colour influences our mood and is an important factor when choosing a lamp.
The value to look for here is Kelvin, which describes the light temperature (or colour).
Warm white light is similar to the natural light during sunset and has a calming effect on the psyche. We recommend lamps with 2700 Kelvin for relaxing at home.
Extra warm white light or gold light is more reddish, like candle light. It feels warm and very relaxing!
Neutral white light is a more "objective" light, perfect for the kitchen or bathroom. Lamps with 3,300 to 5,300 Kelvin emit neutral white light.
Daylight white is comparable to natural light at noon. Light with a higher blue aspect is stimulating and promotes concentration: great for illuminating workplaces. Here you should choose lamps with more than 5,300 Kelvin.
4. The New Light Technology Standard: LED
LED lamps have taken the market by storm and offer many advantages. They consume at least 80% less energy than conventional incandescent light bulbs, have a ten-times longer lifespan, reach full brightness immediately and can emit virtually any desired white hue, as well as a wide selection of RGB light colours.