Ilene
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Asked on Jul 11, 2018

Lightbulbs...any suggestions for something brighter?

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Rental has standard, 6 bulb, vanity bar over sink. They have 1600 lumens curley bulbs in it. I want something brighter. Harware store said 45 watt LED. No brighter. Any suggestions?

6 answers
  • Kathy Rycroft
    on Jul 11, 2018

    The LED's are MUCH brighter. My hubby replaced our twirly bulbs with them and I love it!

  • Betty
    on Jul 11, 2018

    I changed my old bulbs to l e d bulbs .they are much brighter. .the ones I got at home depot don't even have to heat up .instead bright light. .

  • Ilene
    on Jul 11, 2018

    I'm confused. I tried the 45 WATT LED and they don't seem brighter than the 1600 Lumens curley ones. Can I use a higher wattage LED and not blow the electrical? Harward store guys couldn't give clear answers.

  • Mogie
    on Jul 11, 2018

    We replaced our old fluorescent bulbs with LED's and we surprised how much more light they put out. More light and use less electricity. That is a win win situation.

  • Oliva
    on Jul 11, 2018

    45 watt LED's will be significantly brighter! 13.5 watts in L.E.D. equals 850 lumens. It's difficult to imagine a compact flourescent bulb having 1600 lumens, each. That would multiply to 9600 lumens, which could brighten a very large area. You may need a dimmer switch, if you opt for L.E.D. bulbs. Check to see if they're marked "daylight" (5000 Kelvin), which is quite intense, or softer white (3200 Kelvin or less).

  • Ilene
    on Jul 11, 2018

    thank you. I got the 1600 number off the Curley bulb. I only bought one 45 LED to see if it seemed brighter. From what you say replacing all will make a huge difference.

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