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Frequently Asked Questions

There are variety of differences between LED bulbs and CFL or incandescent bulbs. Some of the main differences are the life span of the bulbs, and how much energy they take to operate. Below is information that can help answer some of the key differences between the bulbs, along with more answers to other questions you might have. If your questions aren’t answered, feel free to contact us so we can provide our help and knowledge.

Color temperature of light bulbs is measured on a “Kelvin scale”. Fortunately LED bulbs come in a variety of colors, but the most common are in a range from 2700K to 7500K. The general rule is WARM (2700K) to COOL (6500+). The warmer the light, the more yellow tones, the cooler the light, there are more blue tones.

2700-3200 - WW - Warm White
4000-4500 - NW - Natural White
5000-5500 - DW - Day White
6500-7500 - CW - Cool White

Lifetime: LEDs are known for being extremely long lasting products, with a rated life up to 25,000-200,000 hours. This is approximately 50 times longer than a typical incandescent, 20-25 times longer than a halogen, and 8-10 times longer than a CFL. Used 12 hours a day a 50,000 hour LED bulb will last more than 11 years on average.

Energy Saved: LEDS are notable for the amount of energy they save by using less electricity to operate. They will reduce your energy consumption by at least 40%, and possibly as much as 80%, (depending on the light you choose and the light we are replacing). The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that the increased adaption of LED use over the next 15 years will reduce electricity demands for lighting by 62 percent.

Money saved: With the reliable and long lasting life span of LED bulbs, and the decreased amount of energy consumed, the replacement of the bulbs will decrease, and so will your electricity bill. LED bulbs also save you money, because they can be recycled, and don’t require any special disposal.

LED is short for “light-emitting diode”.

LED products are now reliably replacing incandescent bulbs and CFLs, creating quality and desired output of light in any designated area.

No. LED bulbs do not contain mercury or any other hazardous materials or chemicals. So when your LED bulb eventually stops working, you don’t have to worry about costly or special disposal procedures.

No. LED lights do not emit any UV rays and are completely safe to use, and won’t fade or damage art.

No. All lights will put of a certain amount of heat, however, LED bulbs produce the least amount of heat output in comparison to CFLs and incandescent light bulbs.

Yes, LEDs can be used almost anywhere. Some bulbs are designed with water-proof fittings, whereas, others need to be kept in a water tight fixture. Read instructions and manuals to clarify the compatibility of your LED light and the outdoors.

Usually, yes. Many LEDs are specifically listed as being dimmable. Some dimming systems work with LEDs better than others. We highly suggest that you contact the manufacturer of dimmer or lightbulb to ensure compatibility between the two. If you have a question about your LEDs compatibility, contact us so we can help answer any questions or concerns.