What Traps Should I Avoid When Upgrading To LEDs?

- Oct 25, 2018-

What traps should I avoid when upgrading to LEDs?

Compared to traditional lighting systems, upgrading to LED lighting can save nearly 50% of energy consumption. It's no surprise that consumers are turning to LEDs quickly because of this big savings. When you have the option to save money and energy, this conversion is natural when you have a product that is retrofitted to existing traditional lighting fixtures.

However, before deciding to upgrade your lighting system, you should first understand some things. Because in this process, it is very likely that there will be some traps. Before buying an LED bulb, you should understand your requirements and avoid these pitfalls. There are several important factors to consider before upgrading. Here are some things you should know:


Brightness is the most basic factor in replacing a light bulb. Most LED packages have a bunch of identification numbers. For new consumers, this can be a bit confusing when choosing the right bulb. You should pay attention to the amount of light output mentioned on the package. Sometimes the light output data will differ from its actual light value, so make sure you know what to look for before buying. First understand the lumen conversion.


When the LED light is to be replaced, the color of the light is also very interesting. Many times, buyers will fall into a "gentle trap", only choose: warm white. But things are not that simple, you have to read them carefully. In fact, warm white from the academic point of view, the color of the light is yellow, making people look warmer, so it is called warm white. Therefore, the warm white LED lamp has a color value of 3000K or less, so it cannot be purchased only by the "warm white" on the box.


The light factor of LED bulbs can be a bit confusing for consumers who are not familiar with their design. The LED is made of a metal or plastic housing with a fixed cover. This casing helps to dissipate the heat generated. However, this housing also prevents light from being emitted more completely because light cannot be emitted backwards. So, for example, if you have a set of luminaires that point to the ceiling, there will be less light coming down, so the space will be dim. For this reason, you should know the exact requirements and expectations when you use LED bulbs to illuminate space. If you want more light to illuminate backwards, choose a LED bulb that can slide down to make it more fully functional.


Many consumers want to dim bulbs, but many people don't know that not all LEDs can be dimmed. Similarly, not all dimmable LEDs can be dimmed with conventional dimmers. In fact, LED manufacturers do not make dimmable lights that are compatible with older dimmers. Therefore, if you want to dim LEDs, you may need to purchase an advanced dimmable LED light.

After all, education is power. Before you go out and spend a lot of money to upgrade your lighting system to LEDs, know exactly what you need and what you ask for. Once you know it, you only need to pay close attention to the details of the packaging, know the product information and the space occupied, and choose the one that suits you best.

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