Three Problems With LED Lighting Products

- Oct 15, 2018-

The emergence of LED lighting products has revolutionized the lighting industry, second only to the invention of incandescent lamp.

Today, there is no barrier to its large-scale application, either in price or quality.

As far as indoor lighting is concerned, a series of bulb lamp, fluorescent lamp, ceiling lamp, tube lamp, ceiling lamp, panel lamp, track lamp, shooting lamp and so on have been formed now.

LED lighting products are made up of all electronic components. Two important components, driving power supply and LED lamp beads, are both electronic components and structural parts.

The processing of electronic components is now so mature that LED lighting products can be easily assembled at will, and there is no significant technological gap between large and small companies.

Based on the characteristics of LED lighting products, I have come up with three problems for LED lighting products.

Second, the technical indicators must be marked;

Third, the characteristics of LED lighting products will also affect the sales form, there will be supermarket LED stores.


Interface for LED lighting products


There is only one external interface for the LED lamps with built-in power supply, such as E27, E14, E40 and B22, etc. These interfaces are the interfaces of the early incandescent lamps and energy-saving lamps used. The input voltage is the grid voltage, which directly replaces the incandescent lamps and energy-saving use.

Additional, for instance face plate lamp and ceiling lamp, absorbing dome lamp is lamps and illuminant are integrated, the structure of this kind of lamp has power source and lamp are integrated, outside only power source input line, also have drive and illuminant lamp separate.

Such a lamp forms two interfaces, one for the LED light source and the driver power supply, the other for the driver power supply and the input grid.

Now these interfaces are part of the original lighting fixtures, some manufacturers choose.

In particular, the current LED fluorescent lamps, especially the T8 tube, use the bracket of ordinary fluorescent lamps. The first type is double-end access to municipal power, with zero line at one end and fire line at the other end.

One is single-end access to municipal power, one end of the two feet, one is zero line is fire line, the other end vacant.

Imagine if the single-ended LED fluorescent lamp was damaged and the customer just bought a two-ended LED lighting product tube to replace it.


Currently, the two terminals of the single-end LED daylight lamp are connected, and the bracket connected to the single-end LED fluorescent lamp will be short-circuited immediately.

People with a little electrical sense will understand the seriousness of the power short circuit.

Soon the makers of single-ended LED fluorescents will pay for their aesthetic inconsistencies.

Because of the particularity of LED lighting products, the interface standard of previous lamps cannot meet the needs of existing lamps. Meanwhile, due to safety problems, the LED lighting products which use the existing lamp access method must be restricted.

There is an urgent need to limit the security implications of interfaces.

Apart from security issues, manufacturers are free to explore the appropriate interface and access methods.


Technical specifications of LED products


The current LED lighting product is not what should be done to meet the standard, but what the LED product index should be achieved in addition to the safety standard.

The requirement to lamplight to the illume of different situation is different, the lamp that reads illume and road illume lamplight is different, of office illume and footpath illume are different also.

Take the life of LED lamps as an example, for example, many lighting lamps in buildings, mirrors, toilets and other places are used for a short time every day, and the failure time of 2000 thousand hours can meet the demand.

However, many household lighting products have no more than 4 hours per day, namely 1,500 hours per year. It should be said that the failure of 8000 hours is enough, and replacing LED lighting products in four years will surely have higher luminous efficiency.

Some factories, offices and businesses require more than 14 hours a day, or 5,000 hours a year, which means the lights will last longer than 20,000 hours, or at least 15,000 hours.

Another example is the 24-hour light in the underground parking garage, which is 9 thousand hours in a year. The longer the lamp life is, the better.

In addition, different occasions on the color temperature, color index, such as specific requirements, there are not one.


The lamps and lanterns of different invalidation time, with different occasion use, technical index is different, the plan that USES is different also, cost also ought to have very big difference.

The introduction of lamps defining the use of different occasions should also be the development direction of LED lighting products.

Common indicators of LED lighting products shall be interface, input voltage, power, luminous flux, color temperature, failure time and color rendering index.

Clearly label these indicators, will be convenient for customers to better choose products, can achieve the manufacturers of products will have stronger competitiveness.


Influence of technical characteristics of LED lighting products on marketing


The technical requirements for LED lamp production are not high, and the investment is not large. The rapid expansion of the market leads to the rapid expansion of manufacturers, but the product and technical innovation is a big shortcoming, leading to serious product homogeneity.

Upstream companies focus on marketing and product competition on price competition, which is undoubtedly a wrong idea.

The healthy channel + the high quality and reasonable price product certainly can pry open the market.

The reason is simple and straightforward, but the actual operation needs to be quantified. The development process from direction to quantity is to test the wisdom of operators.


By itself, LED products can be easily combined from appearance to structure and even technical solutions, resulting in product diversity.

In the future, the LED industry may form the state of separation of production, development and sales. Besides the existing sales mode, LED lighting product market may have supermarket LED lighting product stores. The variety of LED lighting products is rich enough to support the operation of a store in the corresponding area.