What are LED lights?
HomElectrical offers a full selection of LED lighting supplies for all your construction project needs. Our selection includes LED bulbs and light fixtures for everyday use as well as wall pack lights, emergency lights, and exit signs for larger commercial building constructions. Our selection of LED lighting products even includes lighting tools like work and trouble lights and bulb changers to make your project easier and safer. Shop our selection of LED lighting products to find what you need to get the job done.
What does LED stand for?
LED stands for Light-emitting diode. A light-emitting diode is a two-lead semiconductor light source. When a suitable voltage is applied to the leads, electrons are able to recombine with electron holes within the device, releasing energy in the form of photons.
How does LED save energy?
LEDs produce brighter light 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.
What are lumens?
Lumens are a measure of the luminous flux or quantity of light emitted by a source. The higher the lumen output the brighter the light. A bulb with a high lumen output and a low wattage is energy efficient.
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.