LEDs – Common Terms

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When talking about LED lighting there are a number of terms that are essential to understanding which solutions are perfect for you:   Lumens – Measure of the total amount of light being put out. The higher the lumens are, the brighter the lamp appears. To get the same amount of light output as a conventional 60W bulb, an LED …

3rd Party Certifications – what exactly do they mean?

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Sometimes it seems like there’s a million of these, and figuring out the differences can be difficult. Below is an explanation of some of the most common ones: UL (Underwriters Laboratories) mark – This is one of the most common certifications. UL provides safety-related certification, validation, testing, inspection, auditing, advising and training services to a wide range of clients, including …

LEDs – The Basics

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LED stands for Light Emitting Diodes. According to Energy Star, LEDs are “semiconductor devices that produce visible light when an electrical current passes through them.” If you’re not a scientist, that seems to sum it up pretty well, so let’s move on to the bottom line. LEDs are more efficient than incandescent and compact fluorescent lighting, which makes them more …