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Your Home Improvement Lighting Questions Answered by LED Larry


You asked, LED Larry answered. LED Larry is a friendly lighting expert. He knows the lighting industry inside and out, but his specialty is in home improvement lighting. LED Larry loves to answer questions about anything lighting-related! You can always get fun and helpful tips from this knowledgeable light bulb. TCP is lucky to have him!

#1 Question: What is the best light bulb to create an inviting home atmosphere?

LED Larry: To create a unique dimming profile try TCP Allusion LED Dimmable Light Bulbs. They have smooth, warm dimming technology so you can keep them at full brightness during the day and then dim them to that perfect evening glow at night.

#2 Question: How can I get that “vintage-style” look in my home?

LED Larry: Use TCP LED Filament light bulbs. These light bulbs combine an elegant exposed filament look providing LED technology with a traditional incandescent feel. These lights give off an amber glow that can create a welcoming ambiance to all those who enter your home.

#3 Question: I have a 60-watt incandescent light bulb in a table lamp in my living room, what wattage LED would I use to replace it?

LED Larry: TCP LED A19 Light Bulbs are 60-watt equivalent. These are great, energy saving bulbs. The light that they output disperses in all directions, so you can use them for many different applications.

#4 Question: What kind of light bulb can I use above my shower?

LED Larry: If you have a fixture that exposes the light bulb to water or moisture, it is an open fixture and needs a wet location light bulb, like our Wet Location A19 A-Lamp. If you have a fixture that fully protects the light bulb from water or moisture, you have an enclosed fixture. You can safely use a damp location rated light bulb in your enclosed fixture. Using the correct lightbulb in your fixture is important to ensure the long lifespan of the light bulb.

#5 Question: I bought some LEDs for my bedroom and they are too blue/white. What color temperature do I need for a more yellow color?

LED Larry: In order to create a more yellow hue, you want to purchase light bulbs with a color temperature between 2700K – 3000K. Consider purchasing TCP Elite High-Performance A-19 Light Bulbs. These light bulbs are available in a color temperature of 2700K. Light output is in all directions so they can be used to suit many different fixtures including floor lamps, table lamps, and ceiling fixtures. Another great feature is the light bulb’s dimming capabilities. They are fully dimmable from 100% – 0%.

LED Larry was happy to answer your home improvement lighting questions. Remember that LEDs are up to 85% more efficient than incandescent alternatives, making your energy bills lower and saving you money. LEDs are reliable and have a long lifespan. We know we like having LED Larry around and plan on having him help us answer more lighting questions for years to come!


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