Hoping to upgrade your home with new LED lights? We recommend starting off by replacing the lights in your most heavily trafficked spaces to maximize your savings. Think living rooms, foyers, kitchens, and dining rooms—wherever you rely on lighting the most.
When it comes to installing new LED bulbs throughout your home, one important consideration to keep in mind is light temperature. Older incandescent bulbs grow dimmer and more yellow over time, so replacing them with new LEDs will instantly make the room look whiter and brighter.
Still, LEDs come in a wide range of temperatures to accommodate your lighting needs. As a general rule of thumb, you’ll want to pay attention to the LED bulb’s “Correlated Color Temperature” or CCT, which is based on the Kelvin (K) temperature scale. Lower Kelvins indicate warmer, more yellow light, while higher Kelvins indicate cooler, bluer tones.
It’s also usually a good idea to replace outdated lights in sets. For instance, all the bulbs in a multi-light fixture should be replaced at the same time to keep the light looking evenly distributed and similar in color temperature.
And while swapping multiple light bulbs for new LEDs may seem expensive initially, the savings will prove worth it in the long run. LEDs have a higher upfront cost, but the investment typically pays for itself within a couple years.