LED also called light emitting diode consists of multiple layers of semi-conducting material. When the diode is being used with direct current, light is produced in the active layer. They convert electricity to light more efficiently than other light sources.
Do LEDs really save energy?
LEDs will reduce your energy consumption by at least 40%, and as much as 80%, depending on the light you choose and the light being replaced. With LEDs lasting up to 100,000 hours, they can also reduce maintenance costs on your lighting.
What are the benefits of replacing your ordinary bulbs with the LED?
LEDs offer numerous advantages over other lighting technologies. Professional users and home consumers profit to the same extent from the limitless design possibilities based on a variety of color, compact dimensions and flexibility of the LED modules.
A few more of the many found benefits are listed below:
An immediate reduction in your electricity bill.
LED fixtures are extremely efficient converting electricity into light. Hence, less heat produced.
LED Bulbs last a very long time (50,000 to 100,000 hours).
They do not contain hazardous materials like mercury.
With no hazardous parts, you can easily reclaim most of the parts i, making them highly recyclable.
Can LED bulbs be used with dimmer controls?
First, not all LEDs are dimmable. In order to allow dimming the driver must be designed accordingly. Secondly, the right type of dimmer needs to be bought for the luminaire. Most retail stores now carry dimmers specifically designed for LED bulbs. Please note, if you purchase a non-dimmable LED bulb and try to dim it, it will cause the bulb to fail and also void the warranty.
Do they contain any hazardous or heavy metals like Mercury?
No, LED bulbs do not contain mercury or any other hazardous metals or chemicals. Our products are rated and certified by UL and RoHS for their safety. CFL's and fluorescent contain a very small amount (3-5 mg) of mercury which raises risks of polluting air and water during its disposal. When LED luminaires eventually stop to work, special disposal procedures aren’t needed for them.
What is DLC?
DLC is DesignLights Consortium, the governing body that certifies the quality and efficiency of LED Lights. It is a standard similar to Energy Star. A DLC Qualified product may be eligible for rebates.
Will the light levels decrease over the life of the bulb?
Yes, they will fade as the bulb gets close to the end of its operating life. But this process is very gradual and hardly noticeable. This is called Lumen Degradation and is denoted on the website as L70. L70 is the amount of time the light takes to get to 70% of the initial lumen output.
What are LED ballast compatible Tubes?
A ballast compatible tube is one where you can pull out the existing tube, leave the ballast installed, and install the LED replacement tube.
Do Ballast Compatible Tubes work with all ballasts?