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This Week’s Big LED Questions – 21/05/15

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May 21, 2015

Here's our next edition of the Big Questions. Today we cover subjects such as dimming and solar light installation.   Q: How many lamps can I put on my dimmer? A: The Varilight V Pro that we sell has a minimum load of 10 watts or 2 lamps, and a maximum of 100 watts or 10 lamps. Not meeting, or exceeding this...

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LED vs CFL – who wins?

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April 8, 2015

Which bulb comes out on top in the LED bulb vs CFL battle? Whereas A-rated ‘energy saving’ CFL bulbs produce 810 lumens from just 15W, LED bulbs are A+ rated have an output of 850 lumens from an even lower 9W. This means that when we look at LED vs energy saver bulbs, LEDs are the clear winner. Read article

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The complete guide to LED panel lights

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May 13, 2015

Why choose LED panel lights?

Super-efficient LED panel lights are the recommended replacement for antiquated, inefficient fluorescent lights, which are still used in businesses, offices and homes across the country. LED panels have a longer lifespan of up to 30,000 hours, and reduce power consumption by up to 45%, while deliv...

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Ten Questions About Dimmable LEDs Answered

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April 27, 2015

Q 1: Are LED bulbs dimmable?

A: Not always. Unlike halogen bulbs (that can all be dimmed) LED bulbs come in dimmable and non-dimmable varieties, so you will need to purchase dimmable LED bulbs. When purchasing dimmable LED bulbs, you must also understand leading-edge dimmer switches vs trailing-edge dimmer switches. A leading-edge s...

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This Week’s Big LED Questions – 14/05/15

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May 14, 2015

Q: Can I swap MR16s for Gu10s? A: Absolutely. In most cases the two lamps are the same size or very similar, so you should be able to keep your existing downlight fittings. Simply bypass the transformer with a fly lead, as shown here: ...

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This Week’s Big LED Questions – 07/05/15

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May 7, 2015

Our next edition of Big LED Questions is here, answering the most as questions of the week. Q: Can I run long lengths of colour changing LED strip? A: Absolutely, but for lengths of over 10m, we recommend that an amplifier be inserted to maintain the control voltage ,so that the strips remain in sync. Read article

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How LED Lights Help The Environment

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April 15, 2015

LED lights help the environment in four ways:
  1. Recycling - LED lights are made of 100% recyclable materials
  2. Longer Lifespan - LED lights last 20+ years (10-20 times longer than CFL or Halogen)
  3. Carbon Footprint - A long lifespan means fewer bulbs, less manufact...

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What are kelvins?

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April 15, 2015

[UPDATE: 8 November 2017 - Read our latest information about colour temperatures here: The different colour temperatures of LED lights and how to choose the best ones.]