Know the difference
- General service incandescent bulbs – these come in relatively low voltage of mostly 100V and produce the simple type of light – yellowish, spread across the space.
- Reflectorized incandescent bulbs – these give a little stronger light and a little brighter than the general service ones. The difference is that they focus the light instead of spreading it, so you might find these more suitable for lighting a stand, a picture on the wall or the kitchen counter.
- Fluorescent bulbs – you can find these in a lot of colours, which means they're very adjustable to your overall room design. The most commonly used ones are the warm white tones which produce strong, bright light – almost like daylight, enhancing the colours of your walls, furniture and decorations.
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