With the latest LED technology there are a lot of possibilities. Let us explain what possibilities this technology brings us.
A LED lamp is a light-emitting diode (LED) product which is assembled into a lamp for use in lighting fixtures. LED lamps are becoming more and more popular. LEDs have many advantages over incandescent light sources, including a lower energy consumption, a longer lifetime, improved physical robustness, a smaller size and faster switching.
Filament LED lamps are lamps that look like traditional incandescent lamps but are based on filament LED technology. These lamps bring the best of incandescent and LED together.
These energy efficient retro LED lamps replace the traditional incandescent and halogen light sources with all the benefits of LED technology and more. Additionally, dimmable light sources are completely made of glass to ensure an ultra-wide, attractive and optimum light distribution.
The retro filament LED lamps delivers beautiful, decorative warm white light. It’s the perfect decorative addition for bringing that warm feeling to any occasions. Another big advantage is the energy saving up to 90% which it create a quick payback period. The investment of an HQ retro LED lamp is earned back within one year.
Compared to an incandescent bulb (1.000 hours) and energy saving lamp (10.000 hours) a LED lamp has a lifetime of approximately 50.000 hours. Besides that, also the reliability of LED lights has increased enormously over the last few years. Thanks to the fact that LED lamps are vibration and shock resistant the percentage of LED lights that fail prematurely is minimal nowadays.
The light output, also known as light current, is measured in lumens. The higher the lumen value, the higher the light output. For most people wattage is a more familiar indication for light output than lumen, but measuring light output by lumen is a more precise and a better to compare different light outputs than the wattage. For LED lights lumen is the official measurement and manufactures are also required to communicate these values on the packaging of LED lights.
The table below shows a comparison of light output between different type of lamps:
Energy saving lamp
|200 lm||2 W||5 W||25 W|
|300 lm||3 W||28 W|
|400 lm||6 W||8 W||40 W|
|600 lm||11 W||42 W|
|700 lm||13 W||60 W|
|900 lm||10 W||16 W||75 W|
|1300 lm||22 W||100 W||70W|
As you can see, with LEDs, the amount of wattage you'll need varies for each lumen rating. This is because some LED brands have created bulbs that offer more lumens for less wattage
The colour temperature of a light source is expressed in kelvins. The higher the kelvin value, the cooler the colour of the light source. If you want to create a warm atmosphere in an area, you should use a LED light with a lower colour temperature.
|< 2700||Extra warm white|
|2700 - 3200||Warm white|
LED lights are manufactured with different kind of fittings. These fittings are the same as the fittings of traditional light bulbs. The most commonly used fittings are a large fitting (E27) and a small fitting (E14).Recessed spotlights are mostly sold with a bayonet catch (GU10).
Another advantage of LED lights is that, in contrast to energy saving lamps, they give a full light output directly after switch-on. Previously LEDs could not be dimmed, but nowadays also dimmable LEDs are available.
In brief, LED lighting supports sustainability in several different ways: