Functional Lighting for Lamps, Recess Fixtures, and Chandeliers

Fed up with lackluster options for light bulbs, I did a deep-dive and discovered a game-changer – SATCO bulbs. These lights boast superior lighting quality, unmatched color rendering and brightness, but most importantly, a 3500K offering, making them my go-to choice for light fixtures around the home.

For optimum home lighting, I recommend the warm 3000K or modern 3500K options, steering clear of the yellow hue of 2700K. At my home in Florida that is modern and clean, I opt for 3500K and 3000K in my woodsy Georgia property. These premium SATCO bulbs seamlessly replace your current ones, and though the warranty isn't on the table, their affordability makes them a practical choice.

SATCO lights redefine home illumination, offering unparalleled clarity and brilliance. Whether you desire a cozy ambiance or vibrant task lighting, SATCO lights elevate your space with an unmatched lighting experience.

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More About Light Bulbs

Bulb Shape and Size

The code of a light bulb consists of two parts - the letter and the number (A19). The letter indicates the shape of the bulb, and the number represents the diameter in eighths of an inch.

A19 is the most common shape, but there are other options for a variety of applications. Don't get too hung up on the shape, just pick something that looks good and fits your aesthetic. That being said, consistency is key - I recommend using the same bulb throughout your home.


There are dozens of different styles of light bases, but for the sake of simplicity, your home will almost always use an Edison-style base. It's the one pictured above. 

As with the bulb shape and size, the base of a light bulb is categorized by a letter and a number (E26). The “E” stands for Edison and the number refers to the width in millimeters.

E26 is the size you'll find on a standard light bulb. E12, also known as Candelabra, is the base size for most chandeliers and small lamps.


Traditional incandescent bulbs work by using a filament inside of a glass housing. They are heated up using electricity to such high temperatures that they become “incandescent” or glowing. Unfortunately, a lot of energy is wasted in the form of heat.

This is where LEDs come in. LED bulbs are super efficient but typically don’t look good. What is great about new LED technology is that it can mimic the aesthetic of the filaments in traditional incandescent bulbs. In the picture above, the filament is a C5V filament.

Lighting Design

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Check out OG Design for assistance in choosing the right lighting solution for you as well as info on other lighting options like DMF or CREE.