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A Guide To: buying LED lights

Posted on April 13 2018

If you're looking to find a contemporary luxury lighting design to suit your setting or to compliment your lighting project, chances are one consideration that will come into play is the choice of whether or not to choose an LED lighting fixture.

Light Emitting Diode products are two-lead semi-conductor light sources that, through certain engineering, release energy in the form of photons. Their benefits are obvious: they use less energy, last much longer, and don’t give off as much heat compared to their incandescent and fluorescent counterparts.

There are several things to consider when looking at LED lighting fixtures for your setting or lighting project. Here are iLite Lighting, our knowledgable staff are always on hand to help you with any decisions you might need assistance with. Here are a few things to consider in the meanwhile.

Efficiency: Compared to conventional incandescent lamps, LED lighting lasts longer. LED lights are more durable and more than five times more efficient.

Brightness: LED lighting isn't measured in the same way as conventional incandescent lamps. Whereas more traditional lighting methods are measured in watts, LEDs are measured in lumens - worth taking into account if you are considering both types of illumination.

Cost: Generally speaking, LED lighting fixtures are likely to have a more expensive upfront cost, but these lights will have a greater lifespan than more traditional lighting methods, so may prove more valuable in the long run.

Design: LEDs are more compact than more traditional bulbs, which makes them ultra flexible in lighting design. As a result, LED lights might be available in shapes, silhouettes, and technologies that simply haven't been possible with more traditional illumination methods.
Slow failure: Unlike more traditional lighting methods, which burn out abruptly, LEDs slowly dim over time at the end of their lifespan. As this happens, LEDs offer a warm dim which not only lowers the light output, but also the colour temperature.