Small led bulb price

Are you in the market for the most affordable Small led bulb price? Finding the best Small led bulb can be hard if you’re unaware of what features to look for especially that there are so many of them to find around. For this reason, we’ve put up a guide highlighting the top small led lights with battery in the category.

Our team has researched and reviewed these products to help you come up with a better decision.

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Best value pick: Utilitech 100W Replacement LED

Dimmable 100-watt replacement bulbs from big names such as Philips, GE and Cree will currently cost you about $13 apiece, but in a lot of cases you can save some money by going with a smaller brand. Head to Lowe’s, and you’ll see bulbs like that from Utilitech — including a 100-watt replacement LED that currently sells in a two-pack for less than $10.

That makes it the least expensive 100-watt replacement bulb I’ve ever tested, and while it isn’t without a few minor shortcomings, it’s easily good enough to offer outstanding value. For starters, it was the most efficient bulb I tested, putting out 1,574 lumens of yellowy brightness from a power draw of just 14.5 watts, good for 108.6 lumens per watt. Use it for 3 hours a day, every day, and it’ll add just $1.74 to your yearly energy bill. Add in the price of the bulb itself, and it’s still about half of what you would spend to run a 100-watt incandescent over the same period of time. It pays for itself within months.

It’s also pretty decent on dimmer switches. I was able to dim it down to an average minimum of 1.1 percent brightness across all of my test switches, which is better than any other bulb I tested, and I never once caught it flickering. I did hear a faint hum when I dimmed it down to a medium setting on modern, slider-style switches, but it wasn’t loud enough to be disqualifying. And it was silent on an old-school rotary dial that wasn’t even designed for LEDs.

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Also worth a look: EcoSmart 100W Replacement LED

Utilitech gets the top spot as far as value is concerned, but EcoSmart came in a close second. Its current-gen 100-watt replacements sell in a two-pack at Home Depot for just over $10. Like the Utilitech LED, they offer impressive efficiency, with well over 100 lumens per watt. They’re a touch brighter, too, putting out 1,597 lumens.

The EcoSmart bulb’s dimming performance was more or less on par with Utilitech. It didn’t flicker, but it hummed faintly at some settings on some switches. I wasn’t able to dial it down quite as low as the Utilitech LED, but it still hit a satisfying average minimum of 6 percent. It’s not the best dimmable bulb I’ve tested, but it’s good enough for most purposes, and better than you’d expect for $5 per bulb. For something that dims a little better… well, just scroll down a little bit.

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Best dimmable option: Cree 100W Replacement LED

At $13, it’s one of the more expensive options in this roundup, but the Cree 100W Replacement LED was the top finisher in my dimming tests. In fact, it’s the only bulb I tried out that was able to dim up and down smoothly without any flicker or buzz on each switch in our test rig.

That’s not to say that it’s perfect. Though the dimming was smooth, silent and flicker-free, the Cree LED was only able to dim down to an average minimum of about 14 percent across all of my switches, which is fairly high. The bulb’s claims of improved color quality also seem to be a little overstated — the quality of light looks fine to me, but it doesn’t look dramatically better than the other bulbs I tested.

Still, it’s an all-around good light bulb without any significant weak spots, and I love that Cree offers a best-in-category 10-year warranty. If you need a reliable bulb that dims really well, it’s worth the extra cash.

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Also worth a look: Philips 100W Replacement Warm Glow LED

The runner-up in my dimming tests was the Philips 100W Replacement Warm Glow LED. Philips LEDs have a pretty strong track record in my dimming tests, but the Warm Glow lineup, with bulbs that get “orange-ier” as you dim them down, have been a little hit and miss. This one was a winner though — it dimmed down to a satisfying average minimum setting of 7 percent, and it didn’t flicker on any of my switches, though I did hear a faint buzz on our old-school rotary dial.

There are a few downsides, though. For one, the Philips bulb is just as expensive as Cree at $13, and the warranty is only half as good at five years. It’s also the least efficient dimmable LED I tested for this roundup, putting out its 1,605 lumens from a slightly above-average power draw of 18 watts. Those are nitpicks, mind you, but they’re enough for me to give the edge to Cree. I might be swayed if the Philips bulb was on sale, though.

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Best color quality: GE Reveal 100W Replacement Bright Stik LED

I saw lots of bulbs in this category that claimed to offer superior color quality — the GE Reveal LEDs were the ones that delivered. GE offers lots of different versions, including new 100-watt replacement Reveal bulbs from its “HD Light” lineup that sell for $15 apiece. I much prefer the 100-watt replacement GE Reveal Bright Stik LEDs — they’re just as good at making the colors in your home pop, but you get two bulbs for the same $15, making them a much better deal.

Two big caveats with the Bright Stik LED, though. First, like most of GE’s Reveal bulbs, the special filter used to reduce the impact of the yellow part of the spectrum and boost color quality also means that the bulb isn’t quite as bright as you’d expect. With just 1,168 lumens to its name, it’s really more of a 75-watt replacement than a true 100-watt replacement, and it’s also much less efficient, putting out a category-worst 73 lumens per watt.

The other concern? The Bright Stik isn’t dimmable. I think that’s less of an issue than you might expect. The places where this kind of bulb really shines — the kitchen, the bathroom, the walk-in closet — often aren’t places where you’d traditionally need the lights to dim. Still, it’s something to be aware of before you make a purchase.

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Also worth a look: Target Up & Up 100W Replacement LED

The only other bulb in this roundup that impressed me with visibly above-average color rendering capabilities was the store-brand 100 replacement from Target, which sells in a three-pack for $20. Like the Bright Stik, the bulbs don’t dim, but they do a surprisingly nice job of making colors look vivid and true. With a light output 1,603 lumens (well above the 1,500 stated on the box), they’re noticeably brighter than the Bright Stiks.

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BUYING LIGHTING

Lighting can often be overlooked when it comes to re-decorating, because it is often thought of as a utilitarian rather than a key factor in the overall décor of your room. But, when chosen correctly, your lighting can become a true focal point and is guaranteed to take your home design to the next level!

We have put together the ultimate light buying guide to help you to choose the correct lighting for each room in your home, with the perfect balance of style and substance. Because choosing the correct lighting is not as simple as you may initially think…

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CONSIDER THE SIZE OF THE ROOM

The first step to choosing the correct lights for your home is to work out how much light you need in a room to keep it well lit.

In 2010, the way we measure bulb brightness changed. Bulb brightness used to be referenced in wattage (W), but now it is referenced in lumen (LM).

Each room in your home will require a different number of lumens in order to be lit adequately. To work this out, you can check an illumination chart which will show you the ideal number of footcandles or lux you will need for a certain task.

A footcandle = the amount of light on a surface created by one candela that is a foot away from the surface.

A lux = the amount of light on a surface created by one candela that is a metre away from the surface.

One candela = the light from one standard candle.

If you are using feet, look at the number of footcandles. One footcandle is equal to 1 lumen per square foot. Multiply the number of footcandles by the square foot in the room and this will tell you how many lumens are required. 

If you are using metres, look at the number of lux. One lux is equal to 1 lumen per square metre. Multiply the number of lux by the square metres in the room and this will tell you how many lumens are required. 

Find our illumination chart below:

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And if you’d like to see how the kelvins will affect your room, you can use this useful tool from 1000bulbs.com, which shows how the colour temperature will transform the lighting in this kitchen space.

UNDERSTAND THE THREE USES OF LIGHTING

Now that you know how many lumens are requires in each room, the next step is to understand the three main uses of lighting. Don’t make the common mistake of thinking that one type of lighting will suffice for an entire room. Lighting works much better when used in layers. So, it’s important that you put together a lighting plan for each room, and a successful lighting plan should include three uses of lighting: ambient, task and accent.

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Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is the main light source in the room and will usually be your starting point. This lighting will determine the overall mood within the room, for example a living room will have a warmer and more relaxing tone than that of a workspace. Ambient lighting tends to come from recessed lighting or wall light fixtures within the room.

Task Lighting

Task lighting is focused light that is used when tasks will be carried out in the room. A good example of this is a desk lamp, which will often be adjustable in order to illuminate areas that you need the most to help you carry out tasks. 

Another example is vanity lighting above a mirror and under-cabinet lighting in a kitchen.

Accent Lighting

Accent lighting is the most decorative type of lighting in the room, its used to highlight focal features such as wall art, bookshelves and fireplaces. Accent lighting could also be a focal point itself if you go for a statement piece. For example, our Wofi Indigo Ceiling Light Often floodlights, track lights, picture lights and wall-mounted fixings are used.

KNOW THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIGHTS AVAILABLE

Getting creative with your lighting will mean mixing different types of lights together, so its important that you know the different options available on the market.

Ceiling lights

Almost every room will have ceiling lights because they usually provide the ambient lighting within the room. The two main types of ceiling lights are pendent and flush lighting. Pendant lights hang down from the ceiling usually by a cord or chain whereas flush lights have little or no gap between the light fitting and the ceiling. There’s a vast array available on the market from strikingly stylish to the functional, and here at Lighting Style, we like to mix the two together!

Shop ceiling lights here.

Floor Lamps

Floor lamps are often pigeonholed to the ambient light category and also in the task lighting category, this is because they are perfect for adding extra illumination in rooms that need it but they can also be the perfect adjustable overhead lamp to add focused light in required areas. They are also ideal for adding smaller amounts of light in a room when needed, for example in the living room on an evening when you don’t want the main lights on, but you do want a small amount of light.

Shop floor lamps here.

Table Lamps

Table lamps are extremely versatile as they can be placed anywhere and usually create the task lighting within your room. They’re often adaptable to allow for versatile use, for example dimmable for a bedside table or adjustable for desk work. You could go for an extravagant design and use it as part of the room décor too, the options are endless!

Shop desk lamps here.

Wall Lights

Wall lighting does it all. They can create gorgeous accent and highlight focal

points within the room beautifully. They can help illuminate hallways and larger

rooms and add to the ambience within the room. They’re ideal outside lighting, or

when placed strategically they’re great task lights for focused reading.

Shop wall lights here.

Spotlights

Spotlights enhance visibility where you need it, they’re ideal task lighting. They are either made of several spotlights along a metal bar or a singular bright light that sits close to the ceiling. They can usually be adjusted to point in the correct direction for your needs.

Shop spotlights here.   

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GET THE RIGHT BULBS

Now that you know the different types of lights available, it’s time to choose the right bulbs! Many of our lights come with LED’s already installed, but some you will need to get the bulbs additionally if stated in the product description.

There are three main types of blubs; LED’s, CFL and Halogen. Incandescent bulbs are now being phased out.

LED’s: LED bulbs are a great eco-efficient option. They typically use 90% less energy than an incandescent bulb. They last the longest, they’re cheap to run and produce very little heat. Here at Lighting-Style we only stock LED’s (we think they’re fab!). Plus they are extremely versatile, meaning that during the manufacturing process they can be integrated straight into the frame of a light to create stunning strips of light, as seen in the image below:

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CFL: Short for compact fluorescent lamp, CFL’s are the most common type of energy-saving bulb. They typically use 60-80% less energy than an incandescent bulb. They are a cheaper alternative to LED’s but they do take a while to reach their optimum brightness which can be frustrating when you need the light to complete a task.

Halogen: The cheapest of the three, halogen bulbs are dimmable but typically have a shorter lifespan. They use 20-30% less energy than an incandescent bulb.

At Lighting Style, we only offer LED’s. You can see our range below:

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Choose the bulbs that best suits your lamp or light shade. Our decorative light bulbs are another great way of making a statement in your home, we have various lights where the bulb will still be visible, for example our Wofi Richael Pendant Light, so pairing with a statement bulb will make the light all the more stunning.

Shop our full range of bulbs here

Cap

The cap, which is the base of the bulb, holds the bulb firmly in place while providing an electrical connection between the light and the bulb. In the above images you can see the cap type referenced under each image (E27, E14, G9, GU10 etc…). You will need to know the cap type of your light or lamp before purchasing a bulb for it.This can be found in all of our product descriptions, most typically an E27 or E14 bulb will be suitable, just be sure to check!

The kelvin scale

The next step is to understand the kelvin scale. The kelvin scale is used to describe the warmth or coolness of the light. The colour spectrum ranges from the yellow-based colour to the blue-based colour. As an example, people often prefer the yellow-based colours in a living room, and the blue-based colour in a utility, but there’s no right or wrong it’s ultimately down to your personal preference.

See our kelvin scale below.

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Many of our LED lights can be temperature adjusted to suit your desired kelvins throughout the day. However, most of our LED lights are set at a default of 3000K, which gives a nice cosy feel to the room.

Once again just be sure to check the product description to see what the temperature is set to and also if it can be adjusted. 

HOW TO LIGHT EACH ROOM IN YOUR HOME 

While the layout of the room is down to your individual taste, there are some tips that we can give you that will work well for each room in your home.

Firstly, you need to decide on what mood you would like to create in each room and what type of lights will complement your personal style and the current design in your home.

Entryway Lighting

This is arguably the most important area to ensure a grand entrance and a good first impression is created. Start with a dramatic statement light such as a chandelier overhead light, and then complement this with a floor lamp.

Kitchen Lighting

Kitchens are very busy spaces, where food preparation will take place. This means it must be illuminated well, especially in areas where you will be carrying out food preparation. Check out our blog post on kitchen lighting ideas for more inspiration!

You should start with general ambient lighting, we would suggest a pendant light or track lighting if you have a feature in the room, such as a kitchen island or breakfast bar, but if not recessed lighting will work well too.

You will also require task-orientated lighting where food preparation will take place, this can be provided by the addition of an under-cabinet lighting system. This will ensure that the kitchen is illuminated well enough in the areas that really need it, avoiding shadows being cast over knives and other potentially dangerous tools.

Dining Room Lighting

A common mistake with the dining room is hanging a chandelier over the table and thinking that is enough light for the whole room. It’s important to remember to create layers. A statement light over the dining room table is a great start, a chandelier or a pendant light will look stunning. Check out our blog post on dining room lighting ideas for more inspiration!

You then need to balance this, a great way to achieve this is to have recessed or track lighting, this will create the layers and avoid the room looking flat.

Living Room Lighting

The most multi-functional room in the home, the living room is an all-purpose area where you will watch TV, read books, chat with friends and family or do homework. This means the lighting in this room needs more diversity, to reflect the diverse tasks that are carried out in the room.

For general ambience, a pendant light or flush ceiling light overhead will create a good amount of light for the room. Then add floor and table lamps or sconces situated in task areas to provide more direct light, for example, if you have an armchair you like to read in or an area on the sofa where you tend to carry out tasks.

Bathroom Lighting

Vanity lighting is perfect for the bathroom, if you have a mirror in the bathroom then they are perfectly situated at the top of this. Not only will this add to the décor of the room, but it also adds the perfect amount of lighting in front of the mirror to help you when you’re getting ready in the morning. 

For the general ambient lighting in the room, wall scones and recessed lighting will work a treat, and it’s always a good idea to get dimmable lights in the bathroom so that you can dim them when you would like to relax in the bathtub.

Bedroom Lighting

The perfect place to unwind and revive yourself, it’s important to have soft ambient lighting in the bedroom. A decorative semi-flush ceiling light that can be dimmed will give the perfect ornamental feature while providing you with soft ambient lighting. Complement this with accent lighting on the walls to give an extra luxurious feel. Many people also like to read in bed, so either an adjustable table lamp to go on your bedside table or a wall-mounted reading lamp is essential.

Home Office Lighting

You’ll need this area to focus on work, so this room needs function-orientated lighting. For the general ambience, recessed lighting or a flush overhead light will provide the main illumination for the room. Then you’ll need a desk lamp that can be adjusted in your main work area, and perhaps a floor lamp in dark corners or situated over the top of seating areas within the room.

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Are you ready to take your lighting to the next level?

Lighting can have a massive impact on your home décor, and when done correctly it will provide the perfect atmosphere for each room in your home. So, if you’re ready to take your lighting to the next level then you’re in the right place!

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