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What is a LED?
A Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a device consisting of a semiconductor that emits light energy when an electrical current is passed through it.
How long do LED bulbs last?
LED light bulbs have a much longer life span compared to standard halogen bulbs. In fact LED bulbs last up to 50,000 hours. This is approximately 50 times longer than a typical incandescent, 20-25 times longer than a typical halogen, and 8-10 times longer than a typical CFL. Used for 12 hours a day, a 50,000 hours bulb can last up to 11 years.
Do LED light bulbs provide high quality lighting?
YES! LED light bulbs are easily of an equivalent brightness to standard lighting. Today’s LED lamps are extremely efficient and our customers can choose between a Warm white, Natural white and a Day white light.
Will I save much money by fitting LED lamps?
LEDs (light-emitting diodes), are about 10 times more efficient at converting electricity into light than the old-fashioned filament variety. This explains the difference in the wattage needed.
So, to replace a traditional 60W bulb you need just a 6W LED bulb.
Although they are considerably more expensive to buy than traditional light bulbs and other “low energy” types of bulb, such as those that work more like fluorescent lights, they consume so much less electricity that you will quickly recoup your outlay in lower bills.
LED light bulbs are extremely energy efficient, resulting in significant electricity savings over the life of the bulb. The average household electricity bill in the UK is around £240 per year.
Replace your existing halogen bulbs with LED bulbs and you can cut your lighting costs by up to 90%.
Can LED light bulbs be used with dimmers?
Yes. Certain types of LED bulbs are available as dimmable (Please choose dimmable lamps from our range). Led dimmer switch is required to be compatible with the Led light fitting or lamp.
Will LED bulbs fit into my old light fixtures?
Yes. Most our bulbs are designed to be the perfect fit to replace your old incandescent/halogens unless it is otherwise stated in the product description. However always check size before to make sure it the right size and wattage.
Which colour is best for indoor use?
The colour choice is down to personal preference. However, the most popular colour for indoor LED lights is Warm White as it is the closest to the colour given off by traditional halogen/incandescent lights. Our Warm White LED bulbs generate a high quality light similar to the colour of normal household bulbs. Other colours (cool white & daylight) which are used mainly for outdoor and bathroom are brighter giving with a whiter look.
Which colour is best for outdoor use?
The colour choice is down to personal preference. The most popular colour for outdoor LED lights is cool white or daylight as it gives a crisp bright light that is perfect for lighting up outdoor spaces.
What does SMD mean?
SMDs or Surface Mounted Diodes are the new generation of LED lighting. The majority of our bulbs contain SMDs that are three times brighter than the older LEDs and available in Warm white, Natural white (cool white) and daylight. LED bulbs with SMDs generate a high quality light similar to the colour of normal household bulbs.
What makes LEDs more efficient than other lighting?
LEDs are more efficient than other lighting for two reasons:
Luminous Efficacy
The amount of light produced per W of electricity. (Usually expressed in lumens/W) For an incandescent bulb the value is 10-18lm/W and for a typical led it is around 90 lm/W
Application Efficiency
LEDs produce light that is directional and so they often have higher application efficiency than other light sources in certain applications. Fluorescent and standard GLS incandescent lamps emit light in all directions. A great deal of the light produced by the lamp is lost within the fixture of up to 30%, reabsorbed by the lamp, or escapes from the fixture in a direction that is not useful for the required application.