What do you need to know to become a LED savvy shopper and select the best lighting solution for your needs? The buttons to the right will take you to portions of our site dedicated to giving you honest facts about LED lighting. This information will help you spot good solutions from the bad, or worse.
Below you will see an assortment of products and a "Choosing the Right Lights" section. Here you will find answers from the good to the bad, as well as, questions you should ask when researching. You can select a product below to see which one fits for your needs.
If you would like to brush up on the industry lingo and power terminology we have provided a "Dictionary" section in the above menu.
For our Frequently Asked Questions, see the "FAQs" section in the above menu. These are general questions we are asked and can save you time, rather than waiting on a response.
Choosing the Right Light
Lumens Are Not Always the Best-
Way to Compare
Lumens are not always the best way to compare products.
Most bulbs and tubes do not incorporate fixture reflectors or lens lose. This can reduce useable lumens by up to 60%!
Example: A 400w MH bulb may claim 36,000 lumens, however, after installed in some high bay applications, only 22,000-26,000 lumens are available.
Efficacy, or lumens per watt, in the lighting field. In most existing light systems, and even some LED companies, offer the light source Efficacy (bulb, tube, emitter, etc.). This can be very deceiving. The only way to compare products is by using the Full Fixture Efficacy. This includes the light source, driver losses, thermal, reflector and lensing losses.
True Power Consumption
Finally, some companies offer the light source consumption as the wattage usage. This is even more deceitful. Much like efficacy, the entire fixture's consumption as a complete unit must be considered for a true power consumption rating.
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