Buying LED Lights: The Right Idea

Buying LED Lights: The Right Idea

While light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been around for a while, recent technological advancements have made now a great time to make the transition. As we receive a lot of inquiries concerning LED lighting, we thought it would be helpful to create a list of frequently asked questions and our answers.

So, what does “LED” stand for in the context of light bulbs?

LED is an acronym for “light emitting diode,” which is what the device really does. This kind of illumination is generated by use of the electroluminescence process, which employs a semiconductor. Energy efficiency and lifespan are greatly improved over traditional incandescent lights using this technology. It is smaller than incandescent bulbs and able to function at lower temperatures, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) allow for the illumination of structures and designs that were before impossible to illuminate.

Below is a brief introduction to LED lights to assist you make the switch:

Here is a summary of the most important information:


The modern ceiling lights last far longer than incandescent bulbs, have a better grade for durability, and use a fraction of the energy. The typical power consumption of an LED light bulb is between 2 and 10 watts.


  • LED illumination is measured in lumens, not watts, of power consumption.
  • Although investing in LED light fixtures requires more money up front, the money saved over the long term more than makes up for the higher purchase price.
  • LEDs, because of their little size, may be used in a wide variety of contexts. Designers and manufacturers may now create products with shapes and technology that were previously unimaginable. LEDs are a minor detail in the design process.
  • LEDs convert electricity into light without adding to the global warming problem.
  • 100% mercury-free.
  • LEDs don’t need any mercury in their manufacturing process.
  • Becoming weaker with time
  • Lights progressively dip over time rather than immediately turning off.

Dimming: Although incandescent bulbs could be “dimmed,” early LEDs could not. They have, nonetheless, made substantial progress in this regard. An increasing number of bulbs provide a “warm dim” option. Both the output level and the colour temperature of the light are lowered by this function.

The Very High Efficiency of LED Lighting

With light-emitting diodes (LEDs), “efficiency” is more than just a buzzword; it’s the whole point. More than five times as efficient as incandescent bulbs, LED lights only use around 20% of the electricity to provide the same amount of light.

Luminance of LEDs

The brightness of an object is measured in lumens, whereas the power consumption of a light bulb is measured in watts. To provide the same amount of light as incandescent and halogen bulbs, LED and fluorescent lights need far less electricity. A standard incandescent bulb uses 60 watts of electricity to produce 800 lumens, but an LED bulb only needs 13 to 15 watts to provide the same amount of light.

Rory Chan