Lamp Setup

Pros and cons of incandescent bulbs in comparison to LED bulbs.
LED Light Bulbs

An LED (Light Emitting Diode) light bulb is a type of lighting device that uses light-emitting diodes as the source of illumination. Unlike traditional incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs generate light by passing an electric current through a semiconductor material, causing the diodes to emit photons.

Advantages:
  • Energy efficient
  • Long life
  • Cheap to run
  • Lower environmental impact
  • Various colour temperatures
  • Runs cool
  • Choice of filament forms
Disadvantages:
  • High cost
  • Not all are dimmable
Incandescent Bulbs

An incandescent light bulb is a traditional type of lighting device that produces light by heating a wire filament until it becomes hot enough to emit visible light. In a typical incandescent bulb, an electric current passes through a tungsten filament enclosed in a glass bulb filled with an inert gas, usually argon. The high temperature of the filament causes it to glow, producing light.

Advantages:
  • Warm natural light
  • Always dimmable
  • Vintage aesthetic
  • Low cost
Disadvantages:
  • Poor energy efficiency
  • Short lifepsan
  • Expensive to run
  • More environmental impact
  • Run hot
  • Fragile
  • Becoming less available
  • May buzz when running dim as the filaments vibrate