Replace Light Bulbs
Part of good home care and maintenance is replacing light bulbs when they wear out, and keeping extras in stock for emergencies. Before you go shopping, check the light bulbs so you know what type to buy. If you're in doubt, bring the old bulb with you to the store. Make sure you match for wattage, not just size. If you buy the wrong wattage you could damage the light fixture, even if the bulb fits. Pay attention to detail when you replace light bulbs.
Types of bulbs
When you replace light bulbs, it might help you to know what the different types of bulbs are. Most light fixtures work best with incandescent bulbs. This bulb is the most common and the cheapest. Fluorescent bulbs take less energy than incandescent bulbs, and provide a brighter light. Light emitting diode (LED) lights are more muted than other kinds of bulbs, and take the least amount of energy.
Replace different types of light bulbs
When you replace light bulbs, consider both energy saver and regular light bulbs. Energy saver bulbs are often fluorescent, which sometimes can have more blue than yellow tones. Full-spectrum bulbs contain all of the colors in the light spectrum, and imitate the light of the sun. Some full-spectrum bulbs use more electricity than other types of bulbs. You may need a full-spectrum lamp for the best quality imitation daylight. However, some full-spectrum bulbs work with standard light fixtures.