LED Lighting Education

How Do I Pick The Right LED Lighting?

Picking the right LED light for your home can be difficult without some basic lighting knowledge. Here are a number of things to keep in mind. Applications

Not every LED is one size fits all. Many LED lights are made with specific purposes in mind and will not function properly if used incorrectly. LED PAR lamps, for instance, are best suited for recessed cans and would be horribly out of place in a table.

Lumens

A product’s lumen count determines how bright the light will be. The higher the lumen count the brighter the LED.

Beam Angle

For flood lights you should pick the beam angle that best suits your needs. Smaller beam angles (25 angles) are best used as spot lights while larger beam angles (45 degrees) can cover a great deal of floor space. Know your room’s needs to pick the best beam angle for your living areas.

Omni Directional

Omni-directional lights produce light in outward in all directions and make great table lamps. Due to the design of LED technology, most LED lamps are not omni-directional. Therefore, if you want light at all angles finding a truly omni-directional LED is crucial.

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How Long Will My LED Lighting Last?

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