Led lights produce light in a manner which is far superior to that of more conventional lighting options such as fluorescent and incandescent lighting. They also have many benefits over conventional lighting technologies including a longer shelf life, overall robustness, and lower level of energy consumption. Not only are they more friendly for the environment since they don’t contain mercury and other toxins as do fluorescent and CFL lighting, but being available in a wide range of sizes, styles and shapes, you’re sure to find something to suit every scenario.
What type of fitting piece will you need?
Before rushing out to buy LED lights it’s important that you know the kind of fittings that you currently have in your home or business so that you can purchase LEDs with the same fitting. As an example, if your house has GU10 light fittings then you’ll need to buy GU10 LEDs or your light won’t fit.
Some lights require transformers and others don’t. It all depends on how the wiring on the premises is set up. The majority of households use a high voltage 240V AC which generally compatible with the majority of electrical goods and appliances sold on the marketplace.
GU10, B22 and E27 lights operate on 240V AC and as such don’t need a transformer to operate provided your property is set up with a 240V electrical system. MR16 lights, on the other hand, run on 12 DC (direct current) and if installed within a 240V electric system set up will require a transformer.
Having a dimmer switch is an easy way of gently lowering the lights to provide a soft, mellow ambience which is ideal for relaxing and romancing. If you’re going to be installing a dimmer then you need to make sure that your LED lights are compatible with one. Most traditional dimmer switches were designed with old fashioned switches and lights in mind, and this may mean that your new LED light won’t work properly without the proper switch being installed.
Led lights are now available in a range of different white colours, namely cool, natural and warm. Depending on the ambience you’re hoping to achieve you may want to use different ‘whites’ for different rooms. Cool white tends to give of a bluish light which can seem too artificial for some people. Natural white creates a natural luminosity which is well suited to kitchens and bathrooms. Warm white gives a softer, more mellow yellowish light which suits lounges and bedrooms.
If you need any advice on buying your LED lights or would like us to carry out LED light installation for you, then just give us a call on 0429 139 039 and we’ll get you switched on in no time at all.