Quality of LED Light


If you talk to someone who hasn’t seen the new advances in LED light technology, they’ll invariably say something like, “yea…but the light’s not quite there yet.”  They have a point…3 years ago.  It WAS the Achilles heel of LED lighting.  We loved the savings in energy and the lack of extremely toxic materials (mercury and phosphorus of CFL’s) but the light quality was an issue.  It was very bright, very white, and harsh.  That’s an issue.  We all want to save significantly but we don’t want to wear sunglasses when looking at the light.  We can finally move past the quality of LED light color with our new color tuning. 


We can color tune the light quality to any Kelvin which is impressive.  Kelvin is a measure of color temperature that indicates the hue of a specific type of light source.  It’s as specific as you can get to the color of light.  We advise up narrowing the range to white light (good for industrial, street lights, warehousing, etc); daylight (office space, hospitals, residential, outdoor lighting, etc); and finally, warm light which has a yellow hue when compared to daylight (ideal for residential, galleries, and locations that need softer tones).  Of course we can show you exact samples in your actual location which is very important as the eyes are the final judge.  We recommend being conservative when choosing light qualities by moving up the scale to a warmer color but again, nothing beats having actual lights in the space of question.  We’ll have the Color Finder up on the site for an on screen representation of the colors of light to better help you.  So that’s the color of the light…what about the actual mechanism of the lamp as compared to the incandescent or fluorescent bulbs?


It gets even better.  LED are solid state by design.  This is huge.  Solid state essentially means that the electronic components are entirely built from solid materials.  Drop a light bulb.  Actually, don’t do it but you know what will happen.  It will break.  We’ve all seen it and probably have been responsible for a few breaks our selves.  Incandescent lights will generally give off a pop (that’s the vacuum pressure) but result in just a mess to clean up and of course the complete loss of that bulb.  A fluorescent or CFL (compact fluorescent light) are a different story.  Yes, they break and you lose 100% of the bulb’s ability to function but that’s actually the good news.  There is likely very toxic chemicals that are now leaving residue everywhere around the breakage and due to fine powery nature of the residue, it travels a while.  Why does this matter?  That power is incredibly toxic and dangerous to humans and all livings things for that matter.  You’re supposed to have a licensed Hazmat entity clean up these spills and they’re very expensive.  If the light breaks onto your merchandise, this bill can grow significantly.  There’s also the question of disposal.  You can’t just throw this breakage into the trash due to the phosphorus and mercury that’s used in the housing. 


Now drop an LED light.  You’re probably fine.  It’s solid state.  There are no tubes or glass elements to break.  It’s a solid piece of material.  It doesn’t heat up either which prevents a great deal of wear and tear over the life of the LED (estimated at 50,000 hours).  Most of the failure resulting to incandescent bulbs is actually from the incessant onslaught of heat.  fluorescents are equally flawed in that the mechanism to actually create the light is pretty sophisticated (excited particles of a confined gas).  Solid state is always to go if available and this is a huge contributing factor to both the qualify of the LED lights but the resulting savings.

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