LED bulbs buying guide

LED bulbs use significantly less energy, have exciting design, good light quality, a lower environmental impact and last up to 20 years.

Dimmable bulbs: Warm white (2700 Kelvin) | Warm glow (2200 Kelvin) 

Not dimmable bulbs: Warm white (2700 Kelvin) | Warm glow (2200 Kelvin) | Cool white (4000 Kelvin)

 

Warm white (2700 Kelvin) - dimmable

When the light bulb is dimmed, Kelvin (the colour temperature of the light) automatically decreases, which provides a warmer light.

Warm white (2700 Kelvin) - not dimmable

Warm glow (2200 Kelvin) - dimmable

Warm glow (2200 Kelvin) - not dimmable

Cool white (4000 Kelvin) - not dimmable

Our bulbs benefits

LEDARE

  • Provides a warm white light and reproduces colours in a natural way.
  • Dimmable.
  • Lasts approximately 20 years if the bulb is on for 3 hours/day (25,000 hours).

RYET

  • Provides a warm white light
  • Not dimmable.
  • Lasts approximately 10 years if the bulb is on for 3 hours/day (15,000 hours).

LUNNOM

  • Provides a warm light.
  • Available as dimmable and not dimmable.
  • Decorative design ‒ you can choose to have it with or without a lamp shade.
  • Lasts approximately 10 years if the bulb is on for 3 hours/day (15,000 hours).

TRÅDFRI

  • Allows you to switch between warm and cold light and between different colours.
  • Controlled with a remote control or our app.
  • Can be dimmed, turned on and turned off without a fixed installation
  • Lasts approximately 20 years if the bulb is on for 3 hours/day (25,000 hours).

This is how you choose the right bulb!

1. Choose cap size.

We have a broad range – large caps, small caps and pin caps.
Check what your specific lamp needs.

2. Choose if you want to be able to dim your bulb or not.

Most LED bulbs are dimmable, but not all, so remember to check the symbol on the packaging. If you want to be able to dim wirelessly, you can use a TRÅDFRI bulb from IKEA Smart lighting.

3. Choose lumens – not watts.

Light output is measured in lumens (lm). The light coming from a 400 lm LED bulb feels as strong as the light from a common 35W incandescent bulb, but it only uses 6.3W. 

Bulb shape options

Let your lamps and activities decide the shape and size of the bulb you buy. Chandelier-shaped bulbs spread the light like a candle would and are well-suited for decorative lamps. They spread the light better in e.g. long lamp shades.
Choose a reflector bulb for activities that need direct light, like reading.

Beam angle options

A bulb with a beam angle is usually used in spotlights. Bulbs with wider beam angles give a good general light, while bulbs with narrow angles give a directed light.

Light has different colour temperatures

The colour temperature of light is measured in Kelvin (K). Warm white (2700K) corresponds to the colour of the traditional incandescent bulb.
Lower numbers give warmer light, higher numbers give colder light. If you choose a TRÅDFRI white spectrum LED bulb, you can switch from warm to cold light in 3 steps.