February 14, 2012 12:11pm
LEDs beat incandescent, fluorescent, and CLF bulbs in just about every way: they save you money on your electric bill, are eco-friendly, don’t have to be replaced for about 20 years, save you money in the long run, and don’t produce as much heat. But there are some differences between LEDs and other types of lighting which often gets overlooked. In particularly, the fact that LED lights tend to cast light in a specific direction as opposed to a wide directionality. If you want to use an LED in a table lamp, this can be a major con as you will only illuminate one direction – not the room.
For table lamps, the best choice is a G9 LED. With a G9 LED, you overcome the problem of omnidirectional light beams. Most G9 LEDs are sold as numerous individual G9 LEDs attached to a base. The base can come in various shapes, like octagons, with each side having G9 LEDs attached. Because the individual LEDs are all around, it means that you get light shining in every direction. G9 LED lights don’t cost much more than their counterparts and provide stunning lighting great for table lamps.