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A Guide To: LED Lighting

Posted on September 15 2017

Finding the right luxury lighting product to suit your needs is no easy task. Here at iLite Lighting, our friendly and knowledgable staff are on hand to help you through every step of the process, and our website is here to provide as much information as possible to make the process as easy as it can be for you. One question you'll have to answer when searching for a lighting solution is whether or not to select LED lighting. Primarily considered for commercial use, as the technologies have advanced LEDs have quickly become more popular in residential settings as well. So what exactly are LEDs? 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. The cost of LED might appear slightly higher than other lighting methods, but although the bulbs themselves are more expensive, they provide benefits over more traditional bulbs in that they save energy and money in their long term use. LED lighting does not burn out instantly as conventional light sources do, rather it slowly dims down over time. Not only is LED longer lasting and more energy efficient, but this type of lighting allows you to design your overall scheme's colour temperature, warmth, and brightness. Lighting fixtures with integrated LEDs - that is LEDs designed into the fixture permanently as opposed to utilising removable LED bulbs - are becoming more and more common. The greatest advantage of these is that they allow designers to create a slimmer fixture, enabling for very sleek lighting designs.