What is an LED ?
A Light Emitting Diode (LED) consists of a semiconductor that emits light when an electrical current is passed through it. This differs from traditional incandescent lamps that use heat to alight a filament which then glows. It’s predicted that LEDs are the future of lighting, with halogens facing a ban across Europe in the coming years.
How long do LEDs last?
This can vary depending on the lamp. Standard spotlights and bulbs will last up to 25,000 hours. Heavy duty LED products such as floodlights and commercial lighting will last between 35,000 and 50,000 hours. On average, halogen equivalents will last approximately 3,000 hours.
Why are LEDs more expensive ?
The up-front cost on LEDs is more than halogens. True. But LEDs use up to 90% less energy than halogen lamps, meaning you will often recoup your investment within just 6 months. And the best bit is, you’ll continue saving money on your bills every month thereafter.
Are LEDs cost effective ?
LED lamps are highly energy efficient, using up to 90% less energy than traditional lighting sources. The average household lighting bill is £300 a year and switching over to LED could save you £270, which turns into thousands over the bulb’s predicted 15 year lifespan.
Why buy LED ?
LED lighting comes with a lot of big benefits. Here are some of them: Extremely energy efficient, Eco-friendly lighting, Significant savings on your electricity bills. Much longer lifespan than halogen bulb, Low temperature operation, Directional light, Low profile and compact size. Breakage and vibration resistance, Life unaffected by rapid cycling, Instant switch on with no warm up time, No IR or UV emissions
Do LEDs take a long time to switch on?
Unlike CFL bulbs, which are more efficient than halogen but less-so then LEDs, LEDs switch on instantly. No warm-up time, just instant light.
Will LEDs fit into my old light fixtures?
Yes. All our bulbs have been designed to directly replace your old halogens, unless it’s otherwise stated on the product description. In most cases, it truly is as easy as changing a lightbulb. Answer goes here...
What light colour is best for me?
Warm White 2700K - 3200K – the most popular colour we sell, is often used in living areas and gives off a softer glow. Cool White 5500K – 6500K produces a fresh, energising light often used in kitchens and bathrooms Daylight 4500K – 5500K is a mix between the two and brings the neutrality of outdoors, inside.Answer goes here...
What fittings should I have for my bathroom?
Any fitting that’s placed within a bathroom/wet room/shower should not only be Fire Rated, but also waterproof with an IP65 rating or higher. Also make sure the fitting is compliant with relevant building regulations for bathrooms. Answer goes here...
What is an IP rating?
The IP (Ingress Protection) rating of an electrical product is a guide that’s used to detail the strength of an enclosure that surrounds electrical components. In relation to LED bulbs, the IP rating measures tolerance against dust particles and water or liquids. The first digit is in relation to solids, the second liquids. For example, an IP67 rating means that the LED is totally protected against dust and water to a depth of 6-39inches. Below you can see a classification table: Level Solids Liquids 0 - Not protected Not protected 1 - Any broad surface of the body. But not protected against deliberate contact. Dropping water 2 - Fingers / similar objects Dripping water tilted up to 15° 3 - Tools, thick wires, etc. Spraying water 4 - Most wires, screws, etc. Splashing water 5 - Ingress of dust, but it must not enter in large quantities Water jets 6 - Protected completely against ingress of dust Powerful water jets 7 - N/A Immersion up to 1m 8 - N/A Immersion beyond 1mAnswer goes here...
Do LED bulbs get hot?
LED bulbs run significantly cooler than other types of lighting like halogen or even CFLs as heat is dissipated by metal sinks that take heat away from the light source. This maintains the lifespan of the LED bulbs, however they will get hotter the longer they’re kept on.
Do LED bulbs have any toxic materials inside them?
No. LED bulbs do not contain any harmful materials, unlike other types of household lighting that contain substances such as mercury.