Over the past several weeks we have been reviewing different uses of PAR 20 LED light bulbs in the ceiling of:
Today I wanted to show you another area of the bathroom where we ended up using several of these extremely low wattage energy saving and therefore money saving LED light bulbs from The Home Depot.
Now, here is a picture of the mirror in our shared bathroom.
Notice the set of 5 light outlets directly above the mirror.
For three years (since we renovated) we have had five 40 Watt incandescent light bulbs in this lighting fixture. They gave nice light.
Now, I thought I would try and replace the five 40 Watt incandescents with five of the 9 Watt EcoSmart A19 LED light bulbs.
Here is a picture after replacing the first two on the right.
Notice how the first two lighting fixtures on the right are significantly more bright / white than the other three? This is because they contain two of the 9 Watt A19 LED light bulbs.
With five of the 9 Watt A19 LED light bulbs?
Wow. Way too bright.
So, I tried five 15 Watt CFL light bulbs instead but they were not bright enough.
I did not want to go back to wasting electricity and thus wasting money by going back to the five 40 Watt incandescent light bulbs.
I had five of the 3.5 Watt PAR 20 LED light bulbs left over to use. So, I thought I would give them a try in this lighting fixture above our bathroom mirror.
Well, I like it.
So, here was a lighting fixture that I was not expecting at all to use 3.5 Watt LED light bulbs yet these PAR 20 types work really nice here.
So, do not just assume that you will use the same model of light bulb when you switch from incredibly wasteful incandescents or from more energy efficient CFL’s to the most energy efficient LED’s!
Next time, I’ll show you another area I did not think about initially yet which used a couple of the A19 EcoSmart 9 Watt LED light bulbs from The Home Depot’s EcoSmart lighting series.
Use this link to see where we use the 9 Watt EcoSmart A19 LED light bulb in our garage door opener.
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