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Ultimate LED Guide

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Ultimate LED Guide

While most of us are familiar with the warm glow of traditional incandescent bulbs, many may not be aware of how this type of bulb actually works. Here’s a bit of background: incandescent bulbs produce light by heating a filament till it glows – in fact, up to 90% of the energy used to light an incandescent bulb goes towards producing this heat! Their high energy usage is just one reason why many governments have begun phasing out traditional light bulbs in favour of energy efficient alternatives like CFLs and LEDs. But for those who are unfamiliar with modern lighting

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Ultimate LED Guide

LEDs offer several advantages over traditional light bulbs, building on the best parts of their predecessors while leaving their inefficiencies behind. Here’s what LEDs have to offer and what makes them so beneficial: 1. Long life The components of an LED and the way that they generate light significantly extend the lifespan of these bulbs. Where other bulbs’ lifespans are shortened through both proper and improper usage, the LED bulb’s low heat levels, durability, and energy efficiency make it possible for it to outlast other types of bulbs by thousands of hours. Typically, the important parts of a light bulb,

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Ultimate LED Guide

If you’re hesitant to make the switch to energy-efficient LEDs, you’re not alone. Thanks to advances in LED technology, you no longer have to sacrifice the familiar warm glow of a traditional incandescent bulb if you want to upgrade to efficient lighting. Today’s LEDs are capable of replicating the look and feel of an incandescent bulb without wasting excess energy. Not only do they take less energy to power, LEDs also last significantly longer, are more durable, and are just as cheap as a traditional bulb. Use this chart to compare incandescents with LEDs: Read More Find answers to all

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Ultimate LED Guide

Switching to LEDs is actually a fairly simple process. Most LED bulbs are compatible with your current fixtures and can easily be replaced like-for-like, but there are a few steps you need to take and some things to keep in mind before you buy: Step 1: Determine What Type of Base and Bulb your Fixture Takes Unless it’s for a special fixture, such as a recessed pot light or chandelier, the standard lamp typically requires a bayonet (B22) or edison screw (E27) base. The most commonly used base type in the UK is the bayonet, but using our photo guide

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ultimate guide led lights how to buy leds
Ultimate LED Guide

In many ways, buying LED bulbs is the same as buying traditional light bulbs because they both offer the same bases and caps and are available in similar shapes and colours. But while there is a lot of overlap between LEDs and traditional bulbs, there are also a few key differences you should keep in mind when you’re deciding what LED lights to buy, such as: 1. Your light fixture’s base type 2. Bulb shape and beam angle 3. Brightness 4. Colour temperature 5. Bulb placement Let’s take a closer look at how to buy LED bulbs: 1. Base Type

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ultimate guide led lights history of leds
Ultimate LED Guide

LEDs may seem like new technology, but they’ve been a work in progress for over one hundred years. Many people have contributed to the scientific advancements that gradually paved the way for LEDs, taking light emitting diodes from a subtle green glow to a light bulb capable of replicating a range of colours and lumen levels, from candlelight to natural sunlight. Let’s look back at some of the events, inventors and innovators who made it possible: Read More Find answers to all your questions about LEDs in the rest of our Ultimate Guide to LED Lights: Part 1: What is

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Ultimate LED Guide

Ongoing advances in technology and the digital nature of LEDs have opened up a whole new world of lighting possibilities, including: Let’s take a closer look at these advanced features. LiFi This technology was first demonstrated by Professor Harald Haas in 2011. Short for “Light Fidelity”, LiFi is similar to the WiFi you use to connect to the internet because it uses wireless communication to transmit data. Unlike WiFi, which uses radio waves to transmit data, LiFi uses visible light and a Visible Light Communications system. Here’s how it works: An LED light bulb with LiFi signal processing technology receives

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LED there be light! LEDs offer the same brightness and range of colour temperatures as traditional incandescent bulbs, but they last up to 50 times longer and use up to 90% less energy, making them the most efficient way to illuminate your home or business. Whether you’re thinking about making the switch to energy efficient lighting, are looking for ways to reduce energy costs, or want to upgrade your current lighting design, our newly updated Ultimate Guide to LED Lights will answer any of LED-related questions. Take a look: Sarah LevisonSarah is a long-time employee of the Lightbulb Company, with a

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