How to Choose LED Bulbs

Joel C. Gross, Vice President of Sunlite was a guest on the “Home Talk USA” radio show. Hosted by Michael King, also known as “The Cajun Contractor”, it is a lifestyle talk radio network focused on home improvement. The segment was dedicated to educating consumers on what to look for when purchasing LED bulbs for their homes. You can listen to the entire interview below.

The 411 on Lighting

Do you think that when Thomas Edison invented the light bulb he could have imagined all of the light bulb choices that we have around today? The lighting industry has well surpassed the regular incandescent light bulb in both light output and technology. With so many different bulb options in today’s market, from incandescent to cfl and led, it can get confusing very quickly. Here is an outline of the different lighting terms you may come across, so that the next time you purchase a light bulb, you can make an informed decision and choose the bulb that meets your unique requirements.

Lighting Terms Explained


Contrary to popular belief, the watt does not measure the amount of light the bulb produces. Watts actually measure the amount of energy a bulb uses to produce light. In today’s market you will find that bulbs now use considerably less wattage to produce a brighter light.

MKS advanced recessed LED lighting downlight featured on Architectural Lighting

Sunlite is proud to announce that our MKS Advanced LED Downlight Series was chosen as a 2014 featured downlight on Architectural Lighting. The series was chosen from 450 recessed led lighting products that were submitted for review.

The MKS product line was developed as a high-end architectural and residential recessed LED downlight collection. It includes models for new construction sites. Architects can include these in to their specifications for recessed led lighting in new homes and buildings. Remodel designs are included in the line as well and can be installed when renovating a space.

All MKS recessed downlights incorporate some of the newest technologies in recessed LED lighting. According to the Department of Energy, “The light-emitting diode (LED) is one of today's most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies. Quality LED lights last longer, are more durable, and offer comparable or better light quality than other types of lighting. Residential LEDs -- especially ENERGY STAR rated products -- use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting.”

Go Green & Save Money!

With the growing awareness of environmental concerns increasing, many consumers are on the constant lookout for new ways to “Go Green” with “environmentally friendly” solutions. The movement to decrease our carbon footprint and save our planet from climate change, marine animal deaths and agriculture concerns has been expanding on a global level. Many people are concerned with the levels of mercury and other toxins that the incandescent and CFL  (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs contain and their effect on our planet.

With this ever growing concern, lighting manufacturers have developed LED technology to replace the incandescent and CFL bulbs. LED light bulbs are revolutionizing the lighting industry, due to its tremendous efficiencies. Many people are replacing their current bulbs with LED ones. LED bulbs have a number of advantages over other lighting options.

Sunlite Featured on “America’s Largest Home Improvement Show”

Joel C. Gross, Vice President of Sunlite, a leading lighting manufacturer in the US for the past 30 years, was interviewed by Gary Sullivan of "At Home with Gary Sullivan" radio network, as a guest from the National Hardware Show on May 7th. The segment was focused on the direction that the future of the lighting industry is headed in, LED lighting. You can listen to the entire interview below.

“It’s slowly shifting over from the incandescent and CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs, as we’re seeing the improvements of lumens per watt.” Joel explained that watts measure the amount of electricity used to produce the light, while lumens measures the light output. In the past, consumers used to consider the amount of watts the bulb produced to measure the light output. As lighting technology has improved, manufacturers are now able to develop bulbs that produce a higher number of lumens using less wattage of electricity.

Add Timeless Charm with Vintage Lighting

Whether your style is traditional, contemporary industrial or modern, vintage lighting can add a timeless charm to your space. Its warm temperature and orange hue give off lighting similar to light produced by candlelight, creating a warm and inviting ambiance suited to a kitchen, bedroom, corridor, living room as well as to a bar or restaurant. 

Set the mood with lighting from Sunlite’s Antique Collection. Meticulously crafted to preserve the look of early 20th-century lighting, the amber glow of its hand woven filament and the bulb’s smoke finish adds just the right amount of character to your space. 

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