It always pays to have a plan when you’re doing any kind of electrical work at your home or business. One of the first things you’ll want to think about is the type of lighting you’ll need. Making those decisions upfront may influence the way your building is wired. It will definitely affect the types of light fixtures you install. Along with those fixtures comes another essential part of lighting design—the light bulb. Here at Carolina Electrical Supply Co., we have all the residential electrical supplies you need, including a full light supply store. Here’s what you need to know about the different types of light bulbs according t our lighting experts.

  1. Incandescents. Incandescents were the original light bulbs. Although they weren’t very efficient, they did have a very distinctive style. That’s why they’re making a comeback in a new and improved format. Today’s versions are often referred to as Edison bulbs. They’re quite popular in modern interior design.
  2. Compact fluorescents. Also known as CFLs, these are the twisted-looking light bulbs that hit the market about a decade ago. As the name suggests, the first versions of these bulbs were pretty bright. Thankfully, more options have become available in recent years.
  3. LEDs. LED light bulbs are the latest option for lighting design. They are more energy efficient than CFLs and they last longer, too. Look for these types of bulbs to become more economical and to have more options in the years to come.

Visit CESCO in Rock Hill, SC for custom lighting design and 38,000 square feet of residential electrical supplies and more. Our knowledgeable staff will help you pick the right lamps and lighting fixtures, as well as the right types of bulbs for your home.