Frequently Asked Questions
What is an LED?
LEDs are light-emitting diodes. These are electronic components that convert electrical energy directly to light through the movement of electrons within the material of the diode. LEDs are important because due to their efficiency and low energy, they are beginning to replace most conventional light sources.
What is CRI?
CRI is Color Rendering Index. It is a measurement of the quality of light. Where as lumens is a measurement of the quantity of light, CRI is the measurement of quality. It is a scale between 0 and 100. 0 is bad, 100 is great. LED’s typically are in the 70-95 range. The higher the CRI, the more expensive the LED chip, and therefore the more expensive the product itself.
What color is best for indoor/outdoor use?
The most popular color for indoor LED light is warm white
The most popular color for outdoor LED light is cool white
What are the benefits of replacing your ordinary bulbs with LED?
There are lots of benefits. Here is a list of a few.
a. An immediate reduction in your electricity bill.
b. Better heat dissipation. LED fixtures are extremely efficient in converting electricity into light.
c. LED Bulbs last a very long time, typically 50,000 to 100,000 hours.
d. They are virtually indestructible.
e. They do not contain mercury or other hazardous materials
f. Eco-friendly – with no hazardous parts, you can easily reclaim most of the parts in an environmentally safe way.
Aren’t LED’s Expensive?
With increasing demand and streamlined manufacturing processes, costs have plummeted.
Most importantly, LED bulbs consume one-sixth of the energy of incandescents and last up to 25 times longer.
What does RGB LED mean?
RGB LED means red, blue and green LEDs. RGB LED products combine these three colors to produce over 16 million hues of light. Note that not all colors are possible. Some colors are “outside” the triangle formed by the RGB LEDs. Also, pigment colors such as brown or pink are difficult, or impossible, to achieve.
Can LED bulbs be used with dimmer controls?
Yes and No. Not all LED bulbs are dimmable, for those dimmable LED bulbs, you should apply with the right type of dimmer. Most dimmers are specifically designed for LED bulbs of a certain type.
Please note: If you use dimmer with non-dimmable LED bulbs, it will ultimately cause damage to the bulb.
Will the brightness decrease over the life of the bulb?
Yes. It’s called Lumen Degradation. The brightness will fade as the bulb gets near the end of its life, which is gradual and barely noticeable.
Pros and Cons of LED bulbs
Light-emitting diodes, known as LEDs, have achieved great progress in accessibility, cost reduction, and variety, earning a dominant spot in today’s lighting market.
Energy-efficient & Long-lasting: The typical LED bulb has a lifespan of about 10,000 to 50.000 hours of use.
Affordable & Lower heat output: Unlike conventional incandescent lights waste about 90% of their power on heat output, LED bulbs barely emit heat, which reduces the potential risk of fire hazard.
Excellence in directional light:
Eco-friendly: They reduces the emission of CO2 and normally don’t contain any toxic materials, like the mercury vapor in CFL.
First, they’re not always dimmer compatible. This is due to an incompatibility between the light bulb, fixture, and dimmer switch.
LED bulbs experience Lumen depreciation that the brightness of the bulb will fade over time.
LED bulbs emit more blue light than incandescent bulbs, which are more on the red end of the spectrum. Blue light can disrupt your circadian rhythm, negatively affect your sleep quality.
LED String Lights
What are SMD LED strip lights?
Most LED strip lights are created using SMDs (Surface Mount Devices). This means the LEDs are imbedded onto the surface of a flexible conductive metal strip and then covered with flexible PVC by a process of extrusion. SMD LEDs are brighter than the older capsule style LEDs that are used in most rope lights. SMD strip lights are directional meaning they emit light in one direction meaning then have a front and back.
What are the advantages of switching to LED String Lights?
Long life, maintenance-free, and energy savings to name a few.
How do you hang LED Rope Lights?
Rope lights are most easily hung with rope light clips.
Is the ceiling light easy to install?
Yes, It’s pretty easy to install the ceiling light, please follow the manual and safe instructions.