QUALITY IS KING
Although LED lighting boasts an impressive lifespan, the quality of the bulbs can vary from brand to brand. Poor design or quality can often dramatically shorten the life of an LED bulb.
It’s important to choose a respected manufacturer to ensure you purchase a quality product. We stock a range of products from some of the best manufacturers in the lighting industry, such as Cree, Samsung, and Bridgelux.
The quality of the bulb’s components is crucial. Capacitors, for example, are part of the circuit in every LED driver. Most standard electronic capacitors are made from plastic and if used regularly, may be unable to keep pace with the suggested lifespan of the LED itself. If an LED product fails ahead of its promised light hours, it may be due to the quality of the components used. These days, many respected manufacturers make their capacitors from ceramics, ensuring they have a much longer life expectancy.
LED lights are normally fitted with metal heatsinks to draw the heat away from the LED chip itself. Similarly, if the heat sink in the LED is not adequate in size, is poorly connected or of poor design, the LED can overheat and fail rapidly.
LED technology has developed rapidly in recent years, with innovations occurring continuously. LED efficiency and light quality will continue to improve beyond today’s products and possibilities. You may find that a few years down the road, you’ll want to replace your existing lights, irrespective of failure, to enjoy the latest lighting solutions. With a wide range of products to suit any application, contact us today to discuss your LED lighting requirements.