Does quality LED lighting exist?
Keep this in mind while shopping for LED lights
The reason why people are moving over to LED lighting is because of its longevity and energy saving abilities. Over the years, LED lighting has undergone exciting technological advancements that integrate them well into the home. However, as amazing as they area, people are still making the mistake of purchasing low-quality LED lighting, and are disappointed when they discover that it has strange impacts on the colour and appearance of certain items in the home.
So, when you’re on your next trip for lighting, here are a few tips to keep in mind to help you purchase high-quality LED lighting.
1. Colour Rendering Index (CRI)
Colour Rendering Index is the ability of a light source to reproduce the colours of the object it is illuminating faithfully in comparison with a natural light source. The CRI has an index from 1 to 100. The higher the CRI score out of 100, the more accurate the light source. 91 is considered the best score and provides near perfect colour rendering of a halogen or old incandescent bulb, which get 99 or 100 on the CRI scale.
2. Look for LED light that produce consistent colour
If you’ve bought nine white LED lights for your bedroom, you need to make sure they produce the same white colour. Why is this a problem? Well, you’ll end up with a badly lit bedroom. The difference between high-quality LED lighting and low-quality LED lighting is the consistency of the colour temperature across multiple products. If you’re not sure, speak to a LED specialist.
3. Light direction
Surprisingly important, but often ignored. Would you buy a shoe and not consider its width? If the width was too small for your feet, it would be uncomfortable. Well the same logic can be applied with light beam angles. Unlike incandescent lamps which emit light in 360°, LED lights can only shine a light in one direction. LED manufacturers place a lens on top of the LED to either narrow or widen this light. Most LED lights come with a specified beam spread. Whether you need a 10° spot light, or a 60° flood light, be sure to examine the LED light beam spread ratings before you buy.
4. Thermal Management System
By now you know that LED can last up to 25 000 hours or more, and this is probably the reason why you are purchasing LED lighting in the first place. While they can last this long, it is only true depending on their thermal management system. They do produce a small amount of heat, but at the small junction on the LED surface where the light is being produced, the heat is intense. A well manufactured LED light using LEDs of .5 watts or more will have a piece of metal with fins for cooling as part of the fixture.
Now that you’re aware of what quality LED lighting is and what to look for, you have an energy-sufficient lighting solution that lasts a little bit longer.
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