​1.  From the tables below find the example closest to your current lighting.  If nothing matches exactly, use the lumens/watt listing to calculate the amount of light produced by your current system.

2. Consider if you have sufficient lighting for the current/anticipated uses of the room.  If not, use the table to adjust the wattage you need to provide.  If the lighting is too bright you can lower the wattage just the same.

3.  Reference the color scale and consider if the current lighting color is best for your requirements.  The low end of the scale (2k-3k) is best for  lobbies, conference rooms, bedrooms or libraries.  Mid range scale (3k-4k) is best for work spaces, restrooms, or anywhere you need to see more detail.  The high range (4k+) is best for reading or anywhere you need optimal clarity.

4.  Each room in a building can be set to differing colors and levels of light, but it is recommended that you favor uniformity.  It is best for the mood and work-rate of employees.  Exceptions include conference rooms and libraries, where people work for periods long enough to adjust to new levels.

5.  Once you have identified the wattage and color, and complete a bulb count, you can print an order form, input your findings, and attach it to your email (see
Contact tab).

​6. If you prefer, call Beyond Words and we can help you select the appropriate bulbs/fixtures for your needs.

​7. If you require multiple bulb/fixture types, or you are not confident in completing a count, we recommend that you consider allowing us to complete an assessment.  In many cases this can be done at no cost to the customer  (see Assessment tab).

8. Once we receive your order form, we will put together an estimate and email or call your POC, based on your preferred method of communication.

​Choosing the Right LED Replacement