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How to choose LED lamp

发布日期:2013-04

 

Choose the Right Wattage

 As energy-efficient lamps consume 80% less energy compared to traditional light bulbs, you can choose a lower wattage energy-efficient lamp to replace your incandescent bulb, halogen reflector or metal halide lamp by referring to the "Wattage Conversion Table" below.

       

 IDEAL lamps are compatible for both home and commercial applications. IDEAL energy-efficient lamps can truly replace incandescent bulbs and halogen reflectors.

Look for the Energy Label with the Highest Energy Efficiency Class

Many countries and regions, such as the EU and Hong Kong, have adopted energy efficiency policies and introduced a mandatory or voluntary Energy Efficiency Label scheme to provide information on energy consumption and efficiency to help consumers make better purchasing decisions.

Effective 1 September 2013, the labeling of lighting products sold in Europe is set to be revamped to include two new top tiers of A+ and A++ energy efficiency whereas the old F and G classes will be deleted; and the lumens replacing watts as a measure of output. The new EU Energy Label aims to provide dynamic incentives for manufacturers further to improve the energy efficiency of electrical lamps and to speed up the market shift towards energy-efficient technologies. The energy efficiency of the appliance is rated in terms of a set of energy efficiency classes noted on the label. For example, Grade A++ is the most energy efficient while Grade E represents the least efficient under the EU Energy Label directive. The label also provides other useful information to customers when comparing various models.

On every label, you will find:

       

Lumens will also replace watts as a measure of lamp output. It is important for consumers to understand that the measure of a lamp’s efficiency, in watts is no longer appropriate if the intention is to make that comparison against traditional lamps.

Check the Lamp Life of an Energy Saving Lamp

When purchasing a new light source or replacement bulb, lamp life is a very important consideration. An energy-efficient lamp with a longer lamp life saves you time, money and effort on maintenance, and it reduces solid waste on disposal. In general, a LED has a rated life up to 40,000 hours. Taking the time factor into consideration, the average cost of an energy-efficient lamp can be much lower than an incandescent and halogen bulb.

Choose the Appropriate Colour Temperature

Colour Temperature is a measure of the Colour of Light, represented in the unit K (Kelvin). The lower the colour temperature, the light appears as a yellow or red warm colour tone. Such a light source is most suitable for a homey environment to create a comfortable feel. On the other hand, with higher colour temperatures, the light appears as a blue or white cool colour tone. Consumers can select the colour temperature of the energy-efficient lamp based on their preference, application occasions and lighting effect desired.

IDEAL energy-efficient lamps are available in different colour temperatures: you can choose from 2700K/2800K Warmwhite, 3000K Warmwhite, 4000K Coolwhite and 6500K Daylight.

       

Check the Size and Match the Lamp Base

Bulbs come in different shapes, sizes and functions. As the technology of energy-efficient lamps becomes mature, they are now available in many shapes and in sizes comparable to incandescent and halogen lamps. The most common shapes are candle, classic, tubular and reflector.

In choosing an energy-efficient lamp, you have to determine the function of your lamp. Will it be used for mood lighting, decorative lighting, safety, reading, as a focal point, or in some other way? For example, you may need a candle bulb for your chandelier or a high intensity bright reflector lamp for your reading lamp.

Another consideration is the lamp base. Check the lamp base of the lamp fixture to determine which energy saving lamp fits into it. The most common ones include:

       

IDEAL lamps are available in different shapes and lamp bases. Dedicated in developing new technology, IDEAL produces energy-efficient lamps that are also equipped with capabilities such as dimming, sensors, afterglow features, etc., providing a quality total lighting solution to consumers.

Concern for Environmental Issues

The world is facing a lot of problems such as global warming, the greenhouse effect, pollution, energy depletion, etc., which do not only endanger ourselves, but our posterity. While "Going Green" is the trend, it is everyone's responsibility to take immediate action to protect the environment.