FAQS

What is Led lighting?

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.

How Efficient are LEDs Compared to Traditional Light Bulbs?

LEDs are up to 90% more efficient than incandescent bulbs. LED lights last longer than traditional incandescent and fluorescent bulbs.

 

Why do LEDs require power supply/drivers?

LEDs are low voltage devices. Therefore, they require a device / Power supply unit/driver, or integrated electronics that convert line voltage to low voltage in order to run the LEDs. Sometimes The driver has electronics that can interpret control signals to dim LEDs.

Why are the LEDs light fittings (bulb) expensive than the traditional light bulbs.

LEDs are made of electronic components that need to be packaged together to offer long-lasting efficient light sources to the end-user. Apart from the LEDs chip itself which has sapphire and gallium in the semiconductor, the process of packaging with materials like ceramic, rare earth phosphors, silicone, solder, and gold wire add to the overall cost. White LEDs require further tests for calibration and standardization.

Here can I Use LED Lighting in My Home?

 Yes, LED lighting makes great home lighting. LEDs can be used in, Kitchens, 

How Many Years Do LEDs Last?

This will depend on how often the light is used. A constantly running LED will not last as long as an LED only used for a few hours each day.

On average, LED lights can last for at least 10 years of regular usage or 11,000+ hours. This is ten times longer than incandescent bulbs. Other LED lights can last anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 hours

 How Much Work Is It to Replace Traditional Light Bulbs with LED Lights?

 Certain LED lights may require new bases to be installed. Custom lighting like LED tubes or Versa lights will need to be professionally installed. Overall, there’s more to adding new LED lights to a home or business than simply switching a bulb. With professionals from LED Lighting Inc., the process does not take significantly longer than installing new incandescent or fluorescent lights.

 Are LED Lights More Expensive to Install?

 The initial cost of new LED lights is usually more expensive than traditional bulbs. However, the economic benefits are long-term: LEDs will last twice as long if not longer than traditional bulbs of a similar wattage. LEDs are also becoming less expensive as the technology to create them improves

 Are LED Lights for Interior or Exterior Use?

 LED lights can be used inside or outside. LEDs that are weather-resistant, can withstand extreme temperatures and are usually waterproof


Can I use LED lights outside?

Absolutely! The lighting in this modern courtyard is entirely LED. Select your fittings with the right IP (Ingress Protection) rating – this indicates the level the fitting is protected against moisture and foreign bodies such as dirt. A good rating for outdoor lights is IP68. Then make sure the connections are suitably IP rated and think about where you might locate the drivers for the fittings.

One route often used is to make sure the fittings have extra-long leads, so you can connect to drivers located inside the house or a garage. The connection is the most likely part of the installation to fail, so make things easier and put the drivers in dry locations.

What’s the difference between architectural and decorative light fittings?

  1. Decorative fittings are designed to be seen; they’re attractive in their own right, like this striking pendant over the bath.

  2. Architectural lighting puts the focus on the light itself, rather than the fitting. The niche behind the bath is lit in this way, as all we see is the light framing the niche.

One type of fitting isn’t better than the other – they both do different jobs and, if used well, will complement each other.

Can I use sensors to turn my lights on and off?

Yes. Lighting a corridor at night with triggers from motion sensors can make your home feel more welcoming. If you want to be really slick, you can specify a triggered sequence, making the corridor seem to open up in front of you.

Other areas suitable for this kind of lighting include wardrobes, utility rooms, and places where you’re not likely to be stationary for too long. Again, consider where you place this option – anywhere in your home that has the potential for you to stop.

Can I integrate lighting with my smart home?

Smart lighting is possibly the most common type of smart home technology. Not everyone has or wants a home cinema or whole-house audio system, but everyone needs lights.

All the major lighting control system brands are network-enabled, meaning they can be integrated into a wider smart home with ease, giving you improved energy efficiency, enhanced security, and the ability to control all your home’s lights at the press of a button.


Why do LEDs require power supply/drivers?

 LEDs are low voltage devices. Therefore, they require a device / Power supply unit/driver, or integrated electronics that convert line voltage to low voltage in order to run the LEDs. Sometimes The driver has electronics that can interpret control signals to dim LEDs.

 

How do I know which type of driver is required by an LED product?

 The LED rating of a product is usually noted in milliamps, mA, or volts, V. Products rated in mA can be used with a constant current driver, while those rated in volts can be run with a constant voltage driver. LEDs designed for constant current drivers cannot run with constant voltage drivers without damaging them.

 

What are the advantages of dimming LEDs?

  Dimming LEDs offer the following advantages:

  1. Saves energy, because less energy is used for reduced output levels.

  2. Extends life; the electronic components run cooler. This not only extends the life of LEDs but also increases the life of the phosphor coating that is used to produce white light.

  3. Helps designers create ambient lighting presets to create mood settings.

  4. Increases flexibility in usage of space. A brightly lit space for reading or office space can turn into a presentation/conference area by dimming.

  5. Increases productivity by enabling individual control of lights in order to reduce eye strain and fatigue, or to improve concentration.

 

Why do some LEDs flicker when dimmed or turned off?

 This is usually due to incompatibility between the driver and the control system. When purchasing an LED product, it is important to use the correct driver type as specified by the manufacturer. It is also important to check that the LED is dimmable. Some retrofits are not.


Can I use LEDs in a greenhouse?

LEDs can produce concentrated beams of light at specific frequencies of light. While sunlight comprises the entire spectrum of light, LEDs can be designed to emit specific parts of the light spectrum that activate certain photoreceptors in the plant. For example, blue light promotes phototropism and cryptochromes which help germination and elongation of the plant, while red light stimulates phytochromes which help the plant to flower at the optimum time. Regulation of the spectrum of light based on the plant's life cycle promotes faster growth and a stronger plant than what would be produced under sunlight conditions.