With the new LED technology, it has become more difficult to dim bulbs as the technology is quite different from incandescent bulbs.
Nordlux offers dimmable LEDs that can be dimmed if the lamp and driver offers that opportunity. It is important to be aware of the type of dimmer installed in the household, as the old dimmers rarely work with LED bulbs. Read more about dimmers here: (link for dimmer guide). Nordlux offers lamps with build in dimmers.
When replacing an incandescent bulb with a LED bulb you save between 70 and 80% energy. The LED has much lower power consumption, as the incandescent bulbs created light from heat, which takes a lot of energy.
The LED creates light from electrons switching places by the help of electricity, causing them to release futons, which takes a visual form as light and is a very low energy process.
To create a cozy environment a 2000-2200 kelvin bulb is suggested. This creates a softer and warm light temperature.
The perfect bulb for above the dining table or a floor lamp next to the sofa, 2700 kelvin is suggested. This creates a natural warm light.
For a working environment lighting, a 3000-4000 kelvin bulb is suggested. This gives a white and focused light setting.
You should buy bulbs based on lumen. Watts describes how much energy it takes to produce the lumens. It could be an advantage to look at the lumen/watt number.
The higher the number, the more energy efficient the bulb is. All Nordlux bulbs have the watt equivalent stated on the packaging, just in case you are having a hard time readjusting to the new standards of the LED.
CRI stands for color rendering index and describes how well a light renders color compared to a reference light source.
For lights with 5000 kelvin or above, the reference source is daylight. If the light is the same as the reference source, the CRI would be 100. Most Nordlux bulbs have a CRI, or Ra, of 80.