No, its not for you, professionals…it’s for the ordinary humans who want to buy LED bulbs in order to save the energy consumption and don’t know what’s with all those numbers and letters on the package of the products…let alone the utility of them all.
So, we basically thought about writing this article like a guide for all of you who don’t know what to look after when browsing our webpage or any other webpage of a LED lighting technology producer or distributor across the world.
LED bulb technology made friendly
We told you on short in a previous post the history of LED lighting technology and why this sort of technology is the future of lighting for our planet – it saves costs with the energy and it saves costs for producing the lighting devices. It is simply more reliable, more cost-effective and more durable from all the existing technologies of the moment.
LED technology, compared with incandescence or fluorescence technologies, doesn’t need a vacuum chamber in order to function; it simply uses light-emitting-diodes (LED) which produces light when the electric current goes through them. It doesn’t mean that one cannot find LED light bulbs that resembles the incandescent bulbs, but it is simply a design choice for making the transfer to the new technology much more easier for all the people. For that particular reason, most of the LED bulbs will have the same screw-type sockets as the incandescence light bulbs – this way it will be easier for any buyer of the LED products to replace the old incandescence bulbs in their homes.
You can view how the LED bulbs were adapted to the actual incandescent or fluorescent sockets for making it easier for the buyers to use the products:
Are you curious about how an actual LED Lamp will look like in your home? We actually used some of the pictures from EXE Holding LED Lighting projects and we hope you like them:
Pretty bright, right? How about the next one?
The same, right?
You have to understand something – when it comes to LED Lighting Technology, the sky or the imagination is the limit for the designers of the lighting fixtures. The designers are not limited to creating a fixture based on the dimensions of the incandescence led bulbs – the LED technology allows you to have light from a diode as small as 1 mm – as simple as that! This is why the LED Light fixtures have so many beautifully designed shapes and forms.
LED Bulbs – what to consider before buying one
In everybody’s prediction LED bulbs are the first to be bought by the ordinary home users – they use the same screw-type socket and they resemble the incandescent lamps – of course the LED bulbs will be the first choice for anybody wanting to replace the old light bulbs around the house. Anyway, before you can jump on our residential solution LED light offer, you have to consider the next ones.
First of all, a few advantages of the LED Bulbs compared to the incandescent or fluorescent bulbs:
- LED bulbs saves energy compared to the incandescent or fluorescent ones; as for 2016, the LED bulbs consume as little as 10% of the energy used by incandescent or fluorescent bulbs.
- LED bulbs have an impressive life-span (20 + years, which is huge compared to the incandescence or fluorescence technologies).
- LED bulbs reach the full brightness as soon as you push the button; compare this to the time needed for a fluorescence fixture to reach its full brightness!
- LED bulbs come with a minimum 3 year guarantee! As for us, EXE Holding decided to expand, on its own costs, LED bulbs guarantee to 5 years! Do you know any incandescence or fluorescence bulb to offer 5 years guarantee? Neither do us…
- LED bulbs come with the same screw-type socket as the incandescence or fluorescence bulbs – it means you won’t have to change any electricity wiring in your house for replacing the old technology with the new one! Just unscrew the incandescence with the LED bulbs and you’re set!
Second of all, a few things to take into consideration when buying LED bulbs
Yes, unfortunately, new technology needs to be learnt in order to be used properly – while not needing any guide for replacing the incandescence bulbs with the LED bulbs in your house, you do need a guide for buying the proper products. Here they are:
- BRIGHTNESS – Forget about watts! LED Bulbs don’t measure their brightness in watts! You’ll be confused if searching for watts on their package and you won’t find any 100 watts or 75 watts to indicate the brightness of the LED bulbs…don’t! It’s normal. LED bulbs measure their brightness in lumens not in watts! The explanation is simple – they draw less energy than the incandescence ones. If you’re a math fan, just do this simple math – for a brightness equal to a 60 watts incandescence bulb, a LED bulb uses only 8 to 12 watts! Get it, now?
- COLOR – As we showed you in our previous article about LED Lighting, the first LEDs were red; this color was due to the technology used for manufacturing them. Later, LEDs became blue, green, yellow and after that the sky was the limit for the LED producers all over the world; now, the colors of LEDs allow cities to look like this during Christmas time:
Nevertheless, if you’re not looking for LED Christmas Decorations, then you have to know that LED bulbs for home use come in 3 popular colors – warm white, soft white and bright white.
Warm white and soft white offer a warmer (yellower) light, while bright light is whiter. Light color or light temperature is measured in Kelvins and an incandescence bulb has between 2,700 and 3,500 K. Looking for LED products similar in light warmth as the incandescence bulbs? Then, look for this Kelvin range values and you’ll not mistake in your choice when shopping for a LED bulb!
- Dimming, flickering, buzzing – it’s good to know that on the LED market you’ll meet some standard products and some better products; some of the substandard LED products will flicker or buzz when used with a dimmer and some of them won’t even work with a dimmer used for incandescence lighting. All we want you to know is that you should choose specifically those products mentioning on their package they do not flicker or buzz. Use a specific dimmer for LED Lighting products and your LED bulbs will have a longer lifespan.
Apart from that, EXE Holding offers its customers only no flicker-no buzzing LED products – we guarantee it, along with the regular 5 years guarantee for each of our products!
- Heat dissipation – LED bulbs need special fixtures but they also can be used on the original incandescence fixtures as well, using the screw-type socket – the only catch is that LED bulbs use heat dissipation sinks at their bottom which dissipate heat generated during using. If the fixture has an enclosed housing for the LED bulb, then the heat won’t be able to be dissipated into the air and will deteriorate the LED bulb itself. So, use light fixtures with an open housing for the LED bulb or original LED light fixtures altogether!
Interested in buying LED bulbs?
You can use our LED bulbs offer or choose any LED from our LED Light Catalogs 2017. The important thing is you understood from our article what this LED bulb buying is all about – by reading us you’ll not mistake in your choices.
Till next time!