DO THE PRODUCTS HAVE CSA APPROVAL?
Yes. All electrical, power supplies and LED products we carry have CSA (cUL,ETL, and cUR) approvals.
WHY ARE LED LIGHTS BETTER?
WHY ARE LED LIGHTS BETTER?
So much is being said about LED’s in the news and online that consumers are starting to ask, “Why are LED lights better?” LED Lights are better for a number of reasons, one of which is the quality of light, but it doesn’t stop there. In recent years researchers have developed numerous ways in which LED technology could be applied to modern applications. Today, the LED light frenzy is sweeping the nation and it is no surprise! With all of the advantages of using LED lights in comparison to other light forms, there seems to be no contest.
LED LIGHTS AND COLOR QUALITY
LED lights provide a color that is crisp and bright like no other form of artificial light has been able to accomplish. Anytime someone is looking at a gorgeous array of lights coming from an outdoor fountain that changes colors, that person is probably looking at a series of LED lights with a motion control device attached to it. The use of LED lights has become more popular in the past decade and many people are opting for these elegant lights simply because of their appearance.
LED LIGHTS AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Often sheer beauty isn’t enough to bring someone around to a new technology. So, why are LED lights better than their current lighting and what could make them change? Because LED lights do not draw energy in the same way that incandescent lights do, they cost about 80% less to operate. LED lights are even more energy efficient than CFL bulbs which contain toxic mercury. This means that by switching all of the light bulbs in a home over to LED lights, a person will realize a sizable decrease on the cost of lighting his/her home. In some cases, people have reported as much a 50% reduced electric bill as a result of using LED lights instead of other lighting sources.
LED LIGHTS AND HEAT
Incandescent bulbs generate a massive amount of heat, often forcing consumers to run air conditioning to compensate for the excessive heat in confined areas. Why are LED lights better in terms of climate control? The reason for this is because they generate such a minute amount of heat that these light remain cool to the touch. During the process of producing light, electricity is taken in and passed from high energy electrons to a low energy receptor. In the process of converting this high to low energy two things transpire. Heat is produced, but immediately dispelled, and photons (light rays) are give off. Because the heat is dissipated, the lights remain ‘cool.’
LED LIGHTS A LIFE EXPECTANCY
The third most common reason why LED lights are better is because they are so durable and long lasting. Most light bulbs have a life expectancy that is rated at approximately 2000 hours of usage. In many cases those light bulbs will fail well before those 2000 hours have passed. This is mostly due to the fact that the filaments cannot withstand electric fluctuations, such as those which occur when the light switch is flipped. LED lights do not need time to cycle or warm up, they light instantly, for this reason, and the fact that they do not get hot, they are rated at about 100,000. LED lights are also much more durable than other light bulbs and are nowhere near as breakable.
LED lights are the wave of the future, and are changing the way the world is seeing things, literally. These lights can be ordered online and in some cases can even be shipped out the same day. The question shouldn’t be “Why are LED lights better?” it should be “Why hasn’t everyone taken advantage of all these benefits by now?”
HOW LONG DO LED LIGHTS LAST?
HOW LONG DO LED LIGHTS LAST?
“How long do LED lights last?” is one of the most commonly asked questions when consumers are looking at them for the first time. Actually, the answer is dependent on the type of the LED light that is being used. Some LED lights are rated as having a life span of 100,000 hours while others are rated at 50,000 hours. It depends largely on the product and manufacturer. With this said, LED lights in general, last a lot longer than any of the other lighting sources that are available on the market today. There are literally hundreds of different uses for LED light technology, but as an example, here are a couple of uses that should give a clearer picture.
HOW LONG DO LED LIGHTS LAST IN FLASHLIGHTS?
There are a wide variety of flashlights being sold today that come in a variation of sizes and shapes, with variable levels of brightness. LED technology differs with each company and manufacturer so it is hard to say which will last the longest, or be the most effective. With that in mind, it is important for consumers to pay special attention to the specifications listed on whatever product they are considering.
In general, an LED flashlight will last many times longer than a flashlight that is lit with incandescent bulbs. The life expectancy of the bulb in an LED flashlight ranges from 50,000 to 100,000 hours. Also, because LED lights are energy efficient, consumers will find that each fully charged set of batteries will last more than twice as long as when powering flashlights with incandescent bulbs.
HOW LONG DO LED LIGHTS LAST IN TRAFFIC LIGHTS?
Not only do LED’s, when used for traffic lights, provide a much brighter colored light, but they also save the city a lot of money in regard to regular maintenance on the lights. Standard incandescent bulbs in traffic lights can blow as often as five times per year. When a person considers the money a city will have to pay in extra labor to have these repairs done, along with the cost of the replacement bulb, it can be quite a significant amount when multiplied by the approximate all the traffic lights in the US! LED lights will last for approximately a decade, and during that time will only need to have the outer lenses cleaned every so often.
These are just two of the common uses for LED lights. Because there are so many other types of LED lighting, it is difficult to state definitively how long they will last as a general statement. However, a good rule of thumb is that most LED lights have a lifespan of 50,000 to 100,000 hours of usage. In comparison to incandescent bulbs that have a life expectancy of 2,000 hours, that is quite a difference. Not only do LED lights last longer, they are also significantly more energy efficient and much safer for the environment.
CAN YOU BUY LED STRIP LIGHT BY FEET?
Yes. We cut, solder, and make customized sizes for our customers and only charge for the materials. (No Labour Charge)
HOW MUCH ENERGY DO LED LIGHTS USE?
HOW MUCH ENERGY DO LED LIGHTS USE?
There is a ton of media attention being given in recent years to LED lights and the fact that they are energy efficient. As a result, many consumers are asking just how much energy do LED lights use. The answer to this question depends on what the LED lights will be used for. As a general rule of thumb though, LED lights consume about 80% less energy than incandescent light bulbs. There are other energy conserving lighting sources available on the market as well; however, they are nowhere near as efficient as LED lights, and they have also proven to be a danger to the environment.
LED LIGHTS AND HEAT
One of the biggest offenders responsible for high electric bills is incandescent lighting. Those bulbs look innocuous enough, but they burn extremely hot, wasting altogether too much energy. Not only do they require more energy to light up, but they produce so much heat that climate control becomes an issue. LED lights do not produce heat so they will never create a need to run the air conditioner for climate control indoors. How much energy do LED lights use? They certainly don’t require extra energy to cool down the interior of a building!
LED ENERGY EXPENDITURE IN HOME USE
Most homeowners, when introduced to LED lighting for the first time ask, “How much energy to LED lights use if the entire house is converted to LED lights?” The typical home that uses incandescent bulbs to light each room will use approximately 40% of the total electric expenses in just lighting alone. Since LED lights only utilize 20% of the energy that incandescent bulbs use, that’s a significant reduction in energy usage. In other words, by transitioning to LED lights throughout the entire home and grounds, a homeowner can expect to save as much as 30% to 35% of his or her monthly electric bill.
CFL LIGHT BULBS AND ENERGY
It is true that Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) light bulbs do utilize less energy than standard incandescent bulbs, but they are still nowhere near as energy efficient as LED lights. A modest estimate is that CFL and other types of fluorescent bulbs are about three times more energy efficient than incandescent, while LED’s are ten times more efficient. How much energy do LED lights use? They use less energy than any artificial lights on the market. Only sunlight is more efficient!
How much energy do LED lights use shouldn’t actually be the question. Consumers are actually concerned with how much energy LED lights can save in terms of their monthly electric bills. While it is possible to save enough energy to have a reduction by as great as 50%, that would mean a total conversion to LED lights throughout the home, which would in turn require less air conditioning. The best answer, then, would be that LED lights use approximately 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs, which translates to an electric bill that is half of what it normally runs.
WHY CHOOSE LED LIGHTS?
WHY CHOOSE LED LIGHTS?
In recent years there has been an increase in environmental awareness in terms of energy consumption, and everyone is looking for new ways to save energy. Sometimes people are just looking to save money on their electric bill, but other times they really are concerned about the planet. Whatever the case, LED lights have become quite popular today, and there are a number of reasons that people everywhere are deciding to choose them over other, more traditional light bulbs. The reasons may range from appearance to long-term economical savings. When seeking to answer “Why choose LED lights?” the following information may prove helpful.
OTHER ENERGY CONSERVING BULBS
It’s already been established that people have been looking for ways to save money on their electric bill, but what methods have they been using? Up until a few years ago, one of the main energy conserving light bulbs was the CFL bulb. It is the odd looking bulb that is shaped like a spiral. Most people have seen at least one, somewhere. Anyway, the CFL bulb is great for saving energy, no one can dispute that, however it does carry certain risks. CFL bulbs contain mercury and nearly everyone has heard of this toxic chemical. Mercury can also be found in the ocean, and the levels are rising every year due much in part to the improper disposal of devices that contain it, such as thermometers and fluorescent light bulbs. To learn more about Mercury poisoning, a simple internet search will suffice.
LED LIGHTS AND ELECTRIC CONSUMPTION
The best source of artificial light in terms of energy conservation is the LED light. Not only does the LED light have a gorgeous bright white look to it when used to replace home lights, but it also uses practically 80% less electricity, which is a huge improvement, to say the least. In most households the cost of lighting alone takes up a portion of about 35 to 50% of the electric bill. There are many things consumers can do; however, using LED lights in place of energy hogging bulbs is a sure way to take a step in the right direction in terms of bringing a high electric bill down.
There have been a lot of studies conducted on LED lights when used outside on a patio or porch, regarding insects and whether or not they are attracted to LED lights. It is not surprising that the results were in favor of LED lights. Insect are attracted to incandescent lights because of the heat they produce, as well as the wavelength of light they provide. LED lights do not produce heat and also use a different frequency of wavelength. By replacing the light bulb on the front porch, a significant decrease in insects, especially mosquitoes, can be realized. Everyone who has gone camping already knows that insects will sometimes gather around their lamps, often in large numbers. By bringing along an LED lamp, the insects would at least be minimized.
Why choose LED lights? Because they are cost effective in terms of energy, are durable and long lasting, and they are safer for the environment just to name a few reasons. There are many more reasons to choose LED lights but the best way to find out first hand is for a person to try them out and make his/her own decision. Perhaps just changing one light bulb at a time will be a good way to assess whether or not LED light is preferred.
What is CRI? (Color Rendering Index)
Color Rendering Index
The easiest way to understand the meaning and function of a CRI is how a light source makes the color of an object appear to human eyes. For example, the sun’s CRI is 100%, which means its the best possible way for humans to see the true color of any object. In the lighting industry, the product’s CRI’s range from 80%-98%.
People might not be aware of how important color is in our lives. But what people don’t know is that Seeing color is very crucial for our everyday life tasks. Just think about seeing the different colors of an autumn or the colors of the flowers in the spring.
There are many different percentages depending on what you are using the light for. For example, in the beauty salons, retail store, closets, food industries, etc… The higher the CRI, the better the color rendering ability.
In professional markets they usually use products that are 90-95% CRI’s.
Unfortunately, the bigger market places don’t care much and usually use lights that have a 80-85% CRI. The reason for that is the cost of the products.