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Today we are talking about Easy Lighting Updates: Let the Warm Light Shine! First though, I wanted to thank you so much for all your sweet comments about our move and new house. It’s been a whirl wind experience and I am happy to get back to a calmer existence. Prior to moving last week, I did one last project in our old family room. This room holds a special place in my heart as it was my first makeover that I completed start to finish back 6 years ago when I started blogging. Last month, we were contact by Finally to try out their light bulbs and of course, I jumped at the chance. We have a secret joke about light bulbs in our house. My dad seems to always put the stark white florescent bulbs in our house in the most ridiculous places. The inside of your home (in my opinion) should be filled with beautiful warm lighting. The lamps should portray a stunning glow that illuminates the room making it feel warm and cozy. Not like you are sitting under the lights at a football or baseball game. Do you know what I mean?
Easy Lighting Updates: Let the Warm Light Shine
A little history about the light bulb industry. I found some of this information eye opening. The light bulb industry in the United States has undergone significant changes over the past several years. In an effort to encourage energy efficiency, the US government has banned the production of incandescent light bulbs (formerly the industry standard) and has mandated that both incandescent and halogen bulbs can no longer be sold after 2020. Did you know that? I did not. In addition, the CFL (fluorescent) bulb market has collapsed. As a result, LED light bulbs have emerged as the category leader by offering energy efficiency and long life. However, many consumers are not pleased with the light output of these light bulbs, me included! The lighting is harsh and the occasional flickering can cause headaches. I have actually experienced this with some of the florescent bulbs that we had in our old kitchen’s pendant lighting.
Consumers are seeking a better solution. They want the light quality previously delivered by incandescent with the energy efficiency and long life of an LED. I don’t know about you, but I like the idea of being energy efficient without sacrificing the “look” of our room. For those of us who like to decorate and enjoy creating a warm and cozy space, having it messed up by a light bulb isn’t my idea of fun! -haha.
I have to tell you, these are the cutest the little bulbs ever. They look just like the traditional light bulbs and are so sturdy. I remember as a kid changing light bulbs and the glass was so thin, you had to be really careful or they would shatter with the slightest bump. These bulbs by Finally are solid feeling. Does that make sense? They are also soft and smooth.
As you can see below, they offer a gorgeous warm glow and really make the room look beautiful day or night.
Easy Lighting Updates: Energy Efficient & 15 YEar Bulb Life
These bulbs are 75% more energy efficient than incandescent light bulbs, have a 15 year bulb life, they have better light quality than LED and are all glass construction. Guess what, they are also engineered right here in the USA! Our new house has 30′ ceilings in some spots so I am loving the fact that these bulbs have a 15 year bulb life. I am not interested in changing out light bulbs with a 30′ foot extension ladder very often.
Easy Lighting Updates: Let the Warm Light Shine
Finally uses Tesla Technology. Tesla technology emits a broader range of colors across the color spectrum than LED’s that makes skin tones look healthier and colors look more vibrant/brighter. Finally light bulbs produce significantly less harsh blue light than LED’s. Did you know that blue light reaches deeper into the eye and its cumulative effect can cause damage to the retina? Also, blue light can slow or halt the production of melatonin, the hormone that signals our brain that it’s time for bed, increase alertness, and reset the body’s internal clock to a later schedule. I had no idea that a light bulb or “color of light” could have such an effect on our bodies. Who knew those little bulbs that “give us light” could be so powerful! We are so pleased with these lights and we are hoping to share another update soon in our new house featuring these bulbs in our wall sconces and recessed lights. Stay tuned, more lighting updates coming soon!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Finally. All opinions and words are 100% my own.
What started as a hobby, Jessica’s blog now has millions of people visit yearly and while many of the projects and posts look and sound perfect, life hasn’t always been easy. Read Jessica’s story and how overcoming death, divorce and dementia was one of her biggest life lessons to date.