Just because a light bulb is on sale doesn't mean you should buy it! Thanks to the FTC the mystery surrounding the wattage of the new light bulbs has been solved and is printed on the bulb packaging! The new jargon for light bulb brightness is "lumens"! The higher the lumens, the brighter the light!
Another important term to know is "kelvins" (K). This references the color temperature. To me, there is an inverse to the number of kelvins. The lower the number the warmer the light! Where candlelight is around 1000K and natural daylight is around 5500-6500K. A clear blue sky would be 10,000K
Still another term to look for on the packaging is CRI for color rendering index. This will tell us how well you will experience color and texture on a scale from 1 -100. In other words, how satisfied or happy you will be in the space. That will depend on using the right bulb for the space! Here are a few suggestions: