At its most basic, LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. This is light produced using a semiconductor in a process called electroluminescence. Sounds fancy, right? The process is much more efficient than what’s used by traditional incandescent lights and has a much longer lifespan. Its small size and relatively cooler operating temperature means that it can be used in shapes and forms that would have been impossible to light with traditional bulbs
Always buy based on lumens, watts is a number that is used to determine how much energy it takes to produce those lumens. It is important to pay attention to lumens per watt, or lm/w. The higher the number, the less energy you will need to produce the light. You will notice that some lights take less energy to produce the same amount of light, and this is something you should watch for. Typically, the higher the ratio, the better.
There are many benefits. Here is a list of a few:
a. An immediate reduction in your electricity bill.
b. Less heat. LED fixtures are extremely efficient converting electricity into light.
c. LED Bulbs last a very long time, typically 50,000 to 100,000 hours.
d. They are virtually indestructible.
e. They do not contain mercury or other hazardous materials
f. Highly recyclable – with no hazardous parts, you can easily reclaim most of the parts in an environmentally safe way.
Illumination Depot takes our customers’ security seriously. Credit card payment is made in a secured area of our website (a key, lock or chain may appear in the browser’s status bar to signify a secure area). Personal information is encrypted and credit card numbers are not stored in our system. If preferred, personal information can also be submitted over the phone for order placement with an Account Manager at 1(855)-892-0292