LED lighting is a rapidly evolving technology that produces light in a whole new way. It is already beginning to surpass the quality and efficiency of existing lighting technologies.
Ceiling lights can be found everywhere and anywhere from homes to businesses from bathrooms to garages, they are everywhere. Ceiling lights are the main source of lighting and without it we would be walking around and talking in the dark or from the use of a candle. Many people today are still using incandescent light bulbs and the ceiling light fixtures to match. The incandescent light bulb has been around for the last century or so and it has served us greatly but knowing what we know now we really should move on to a better source of light.
With new technology a new form of ceiling light and light bulb has been designed called LED ceiling light and LED bulbs (Light Emitting Diodes). LED ceiling light takes far less energy to be powered and the light bulbs last a lot longer as well.
With many different types and styles of LED ceiling light bulbs, choosing your LED ceiling light bulb can be a bit on of a minefield. The following guide will provide you some pointers as to what to consider when buying your LED lighting:
Choose your desired wattage – LED ceiling light bulbs have very low watts which replace traditional wattage. For example, a 4W LED replaces a standard 40W bulb. Remember the more watts, the more power bulbs will consume
Choose your fitting – LEDs are available in several types of fittings – screw, bayonet and pin fittings. These fit into your standard light bulb sockets for example E27 (screw in), B22 (Bayonet), GU10 (fit and turn) and MR16 (pin fitting).
Choose between warm and cool light – new LED bulbs are available in ‘cool’ white light, which is ideal for task lighting, and ‘warm’ light commonly used for accent or small area lighting
Choose high quality bulbs or they could die prematurely – we advise against buying cheap bulbs from eBay or discounters. They are inexpensive because the bulbs use a low-quality chipset and materials which can fail easily. A high quality bulb, for example one from Energy Saving LED will have a lifespan of 20 years.