When you’re shopping for a new lamp at the store, it’s a good idea to bring an energy-efficient lightbulb from home, to see how it looks in the light fixture. Retailers often use higher-wattage bulbs in floor models to help the product look its brightest and best. These bulbs typically produce much more light than the energy-efficient, lower-wattage ones you’re using at home. Swapping out the store’s bulb to see what kind of light the fixture will produce at home will give you a better assessment of your possible purchase.
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