Are you considering replacing your incandescent bulbs and lamps for LED light? Or are you confused about what LED lighting is and why it is becoming more popular? We are answering the most commonly asked questions about LED lighting to help you better understand this emerging trend. Use this LED light guide to learn more and decide if upgrading to LED is right for you.
WHAT IS LED? WHAT DOES LED STAND FOR?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, which refers to the use of a semiconductor (as opposed to a filament found in incandescent bulbs) to produce light. The semiconductor is how LED lights work, and the light is produced from the constant movement of electrons in the semi conductor material. LED bulbs and fixtures are becoming increasingly popular because of their long life span and energy efficient features.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LED LIGHTING?
The number one benefit of using LED lighting is efficiency. LED lights use at least 75% less electricity than standard incandescent bulbs, so they are better for the environment and your wallet. While the upfront cost of LED bulbs or fixtures is higher, upgrading to LED bulbs can save you money in the long run because of their low energy use and long life span. Unlike conventional bulbs that use most of their energy as heat, LED lights remain cool and don’t waste energy.
In short, here is quick list of the benefits of LED light:
HOW LONG DO LED LIGHTS LAST?
HOW DO I KNOW HOW BRIGHT MY LED LIGHT WILL BE?
Brightness is measured in lumens. More lumens equals more light. It is also important to understand the color temperature and CRI, or color rendering index. Color temperature is measured in kelvins and determines the warmth or coolness of light. A color temperature of 2700K produces a warmer light, while 3500K produces a cooler, white light. Light sources with a higher CRI make colors appear more crisp and clear.
WHERE CAN I USE LED LIGHT BULBS AND FIXTURES?
Integral LED modules make them extremely versatile for today’s use. LEDs are used in
ARE LED LIGHTS DIMMABLE?