Incandescent light bulbs are being phased out. Here are the pluses and minuses of the best light bulb alternatives: LED, fluorescent and halogen. Now that incandescent lightbulbs are pretty much a thing of the past, you must choose between LED (light-emitting diode), CFL (compact fluorescent), and halogen bulbs to light your home. But which is the best light bulb? It all depends on your needs. We’ll take you through the various kinds of lighting, the benefits that each offers, and help you find the best light bulb (or best smart lights) for you. Traditional incandescent bulbs measured their brightness in watts; if you wanted a brighter bulb, you bought one with a higher wattage. However, with the advent of LEDs and other types of lighting, that yardstick has become meaningless, and as a result, a bulb’s brightness is now listed as lumens, which is a more accurate measurement of how bright it is, rather than how much energy it consumes. Below is a conversion table which shows how much energy, in watts, an incandescent bulb and an LED typically require to produce the same amount of light. Other replacement lightbulb choices consume more power than LED bulbs and have shorter...