I have outfitted nearly all the lighting in the new room with LED bulbs. (17 bulbs on three switch circuits, not including globes & signs) They are a whole new world with lots of variables. A big issue is color temperature measured in degrees. Incandescent is typically around 2700 as are many LED, but LEDs are available in other temperatures, some near 5000 which is daylight blue. Experimentation needs to be done to see if a bluer light or a yellower (2700) light would be more appealing in an application. For the most part, go with a 2700 if you like what you had with incandescent. LED light tends to project like a reflector spot light. Most bulbs counteract that with a diffuser of some kind, but some don't. Some have specs on the package showing the angle of light projection, like 180 degrees, but some don't. I would buy one bulb and try it out before buying a bunch. I like the lower wattage bulbs where I could see the clear diffuser above the LED element and ones that are marked "dimmable." What works in one globe might not in another with a different shape or dark lens.
If you can light your globes with less cost, longer bulb life and little or no heat, why not go for it? The higher bulb cost is paid for in lower electric usage and long bulb life.
Jim "Oldgas" Potts
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