When to Use Incandescent Light Bulbs
The incandescent light bulb is a source of electric light that works by incandescence, which is the emission of light caused by heating the filament. It has been in use for over 100 years. Incandescent light bulbs are made in wide range of sizes, wattages, and voltages.
It is important to help your customers to know when to use incandescent light bulbs so they can shine the best light at any time they need. At Crystal Palace, we give your customers the most important key cases that they need to know by using incandescent light bulbs.
Here are some cases that need incandescent light bulbs:
1. In heating equipment case
LED bulbs can go about anywhere except when heat is involved. While there are LEDs for fridges and freezers, they do not fare well when the temperature rises. LEDs, like computers, need to have the heat they emit dissipated by heat sinks or the diodes will overheat and fail.
LEDs do output heat, it’s not a lot of heat compared to incandescent, but it’s enough to cause the diodes to fail without proper ventilation. So, we advise your customers not to stick on LED bulb in their oven or microwave, but instead of that they can use an appliance rated incandescent bulb when they need light inside of heating equipment.
2. In temporary lighting case
Do your customers need lighting for short time?
Incandescent light bulbs are the best way for them to use. For temporary lighting, like patio lights for parties or temporary lighting stringers for construction sites, incandescent bulbs work great. Your customers can use incandescent lighting in the short term for a few days or weeks and may keep their lighting cost low.
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3. In Low Traffic Areas
If your customers are in low traffic areas, using incandescent light bulbs will be the best served lighting for them.
If your customers are using rooms that go days or months at time, like a water heater closet, utility room, or the attic, without turning on the light, they do not need a high efficiency bulb. Since incandescent light bulbs have a short average lifespan of about 1,000 hours, the reduced amount of on/off cycles lowers the wear and tear to the tungsten filaments, which lose their ability to emit light during the repeated heating process.
4. When You Need a Certain Look
Are your customers looking for certain glow look?
Personal preference is a common reason why some people choose incandescent lights over other sources. People usually admire of the classic glow of incandescent Christmas string lights. Therefore, if your customers want a certain look or feel to a room or light fixture only incandescent light bulbs will help them!
Now you can let your customers use incandescent bulbs with confidence. However, if your customers need more advice to decide if incandescent lighting bulbs are the right choice for their case, kindly contact us.