What is an LED PL Light Bulb?
An LED PL light bulb is a light bulb designed for retrofitting (replacing) CFL plugins in downlight fixtures, porch sconces, or decorative fixtures used in commercial buildings. They are manufactured in multiple designs that permit horizontal or vertical mounting in any application.
What are the applications for LED PL light bulbs?
PL lamps feature an elongated design that is ideal for table lamps, recessed downlighting, outdoor fixtures, wall sconces, ceiling fixtures, and even ceiling fans in any commercial environment, including hotels, restaurants, offices, hospitals and universities.
What makes a LED PL light bulb a retrofit bulb?
PL bulbs are considered retrofit bulbs because they are designed to easily replace inefficient compact fluorescent lamps without needing rewiring. LED PL bulbs feature standard base options like E26, GU24, GX23, and G24Q with a simple ballast bypass to ensure quick and easy installations.
Why should I retrofit to LED PL light bulbs?
LED technology brighter light while using less energy so they last longer and require less maintenance. The typical lifetimes of LED bulbs are quoted to be 25,000 to 100,000 hours. LED lights also offer additional features like instant on capabilities, no more flickering lights.
What color temperature do I need?
Color temperatures range from warm white to cool white.
- 2700K - 3000K – provides an ambient, intimate, and personal mood with its warm white light that is ideal for living rooms, family rooms, and hospitality environments.
- 3500K - 4100K – provides a clean and efficient neutral white light that is ideal for kitchen, bath, garage or commercial applications.
- 5000K - 6500K - provides a vibrant and alert cool white light that is ideal for commercial, industrial, and institutional applications.
What is a beam angle?
The beam angle of an LED bulb is the angular dimension of the cone of light from the lamp. It encompasses the central part of the beam out to the angle where the intensity is 50 percent of maximum.
For most household ceiling fitted applications, a beam angle of 30 or 40 degrees would be sufficient. For outdoor applications, a wider beam angle of 60 to 120 degrees is preferred to cover a larger surface area.
What is the equivalent wattage to my fluorescent light?
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