Why should I switch to LED Lighting?
LED’s use less energy than a standard incandescent bulb, because they require less wattage (lower wattage does not mean lower brightness – brightness depends on the lumens and not wattage). In fact, if a LED bulb is Energy Star Certified, it uses 75% less energy than a standard incandescent bulb!
LEDs produce brighter light using less energy, they last longer, and require less maintenance. The typical lifetime of an LED bulb is between 25,000 to 100,000 hours. You might not have to change a LED bulb for a decade or longer!
LED bulbs don’t just use less energy, they also emit less heat than incandescent and CFL bulbs, which decreases the chance of an overheated bulb starting a fire. Also, unlike the popular CFL bulb, LED bulbs are mercury-free, making them more eco and child-friendly than your standard bulbs.
What kind of LED bulb do I need?
First you should determine what kind of bulb you need. We put together a guide below of the most popular bulbs and fixtures and their applications.
1. LED Retrofit Kit - LED retrofit kits are installed in existing fixtures for upgrades to LED technology. LED technology improves energy efficiency and saves on energy consumption.
2. A19 / A21 - Easy LED alternatives for your traditional incandescent bulbs in a commercial or residential setting.
3. PAR Bulb - PAR light bulbs can be used in down lighting applications, recessed cans, and track lighting situations. Designed perfectly for residential, retail, museums, and art gallery applications, PAR light bulb’s glass shell withstands adverse weather and can be used outdoors.
4. LED Tubes - LED tubes perfectly replace your old fluorescent tube T8, T10, or T12 fixtures. Upgrading to LED tube technology can reduce your energy consumption by as much as 85%.
5. LED Corn Bulb - Shaped like an ear of corn, the Corn Bulb can be used to retrofit many interior and exterior light applications. Recommended for use in warehouse high bay lighting, retail low bay lighting, parking lot lighting, floodlights, walkway lights, and street lamp lighting.
6. LED Linear Fixture - LED linear fixtures are ideal for replacing traditional fluorescent lights. Use them to revamp your office spaces, classrooms, health-care facilities, retail spaces, and more.
7. LED Panel & Troffer - LED troffers and panels are ideal for indoor drop ceiling applications in offices, retail establishments, institutions, and more.
Wattage: How many watts of energy are required to power your bulb? LED lights have lower wattages, but produce a brightness equivalent to that of a higher watt incandescent bulb.
Wattage Equivalent: How to replace your standard bulb with its LED equivalent.
Color Temperature: Defines the color of the light, and is measured by the Kelvin scale. Ex. If you want a warmer yellowish bulb with a calming and intimate ambience, choose a bulb with a lower color temperature around 2000K-3000K.
Beam Angle: Beam angle is the angle that light is emitted from a bulb. Light intensity decreases at wider angles and may vary depending on the light's fixture.
Lumens: Lumens determine how bright a bulb is and the quality of light. Lumens is an accurate determination of brightness in a LED bulb.
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