Improve your ambiance while saving money on your energy bill with these top-rated light bulbs.

By Tamara Kraus
Updated March 04, 2019
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With so many rooms to illuminate, it’s overwhelming to decide what kind of light bulbs and lighting designs are best for each room. We asked some experts at The Home Depot and Lowe’s what light bulbs they’d choose for every room in their home, and these are the ones that made the cut.


Keep things calm and collected in your sleeping oasis with a light bulb that gives off a warm glow to help induce a restful night’s sleep.

To buy: Philips 60W Warmglow A19s, $5;

Living Room

Bring out the colors in one of your most widely used rooms with these color-enhancing bulbs, which give off clean, bright light.

To buy: GE Reveal 60W Equivalent Color-Enhancing LED Light Fixture Light Bulb, $14;


The last thing you want while getting ready is for your lights to make you sweat. These low-heat, durable bulbs feature full range dimming, so you can control how bright you want the light in your bathroom.

To buy: EcoSmart 60W Dimmable Clear Vintage G25; $7;


Designed to last 22 years, this quality light bulb works best with lights on high ceilings, like in your kitchen area, so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of replacing this hard-to-reach spot.

To buy: Cree 75W Equivalent Soft White Dimmable Exceptional Light Quality LED Light Bulb, $5;


Replace your traditional incandescent, CFL, or halogen lamps with these energy-saving lights, which perfectly fit indoor recessed cans or track light fixtures that are often in narrow hallways.

To buy: EcoSmart 75W Equivalent Dimmable LED Light Bulb, Soft White, $9;

Dining Room

Ideal for decorative lighting, like your dining room chandelier, these lights will set the mood for a cozy dinner with a warm, vintage feel.

To buy: Bulbrite LED bulb, $18;