As Southerners, it is hard to deny our love for a bright sunny day. This is especially true during daylight savings time, when that sunshine is so dearly missed! While we may not have many more years of this ritual of changing out clocks back and forth each year, Transworld Electric Inc. has some suggestions for you to take make your home more comfortable during this time.

Most people have outfitted their homes with modern LED light bulbs to take advantage of the energy savings that especially come into play during the winter. However, you may not know about the many styles and offerings that have become available since their rise in popularity.

 Selecting the right LED bulbs for Daylight Saving Time can help create a more comfortable and energizing environment in your home. When choosing LED bulbs for this purpose, consider the following factors:


Color Temperature: LED bulbs come in a variety of color temperatures, measured in Kelvins (K). For a more energizing and daylight-like feel during DST, look for bulbs with a color temperature between 5000K and 6500K, which are considered “daylight” or “cool white” bulbs. These bulbs emit a bright, bluish-white light that mimics natural daylight.


Brightness: Pay attention to the lumen rating of the LED bulbs. For a vibrant and alert ambiance, choose bulbs with higher lumens, especially for areas where you need good visibility, such as workspaces, kitchens, or reading areas. The higher the lumens, the brighter the light.

Placement: Having the right lighting placement can make a home feel more balanced, welcoming, and even make the home feel newer. Speak with Transworld Electric Inc. or the best electrician service in your area to discuss refreshing the lighting in your home.


Dimmable Bulbs: If you want flexibility in adjusting the light levels, consider dimmable LED bulbs. This allows you to reduce the brightness when you want a softer and more relaxed atmosphere and increase it when you need more alertness.

Energy Efficiency: Opt for extra energy-efficient LED bulbs that have the ENERGY STAR label. These bulbs consume less energy, last longer, and can save you money on your electricity bills during Daylight Saving Time and throughout the year.


Bulb Shape: LED bulbs come in various shapes, including A19, BR30, PAR38, and more. Choose a bulb shape that fits your fixture and provides even, directed, or spotlighting, depending on your specific lighting needs.

CRI (Color Rendering Index): For a more natural and comfortable light, select LED bulbs with a high CRI rating. A CRI of 90 or above is considered excellent and ensures that colors are rendered accurately, which is important for tasks that require good color visibility.


Smart LED Bulbs: Consider smart LED bulbs that can be controlled via smartphone apps or voice assistants, such as Google Home, Amazon Alexa or Apple Home. They allow you to customize the color temperature and brightness to match your preferences throughout the day.



Cost and Payback Period: LED bulbs may have a higher upfront cost compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, but they will save you money in the long run due to their energy efficiency and longer lifespan. Calculate the payback period to understand the return on your investment.


By selecting LED bulbs with the right color temperature, brightness, and features, you can create a well-lit, daylight-like environment in your home during Daylight Saving Time, which can help improve your mood and productivity.

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