Tips & advice from Kelowna Electricians at Epic Electric
When it comes to saving energy, no other light source can compare with LEDs. They use as little as 15% of the energy of conventional lighting. Right now there are some fantastic LED products on the market that are easy to install and offer a number of benefits when it comes to lighting your home.
As solid-state light sources, LEDs have very long lifetimes and are generally very robust. While incandescent bulbs may have an expected lifetime of 1000 hours, LEDs are often quoted of having a lifetime of up to 100,000 hours – more than 11 years. However, this figure can be misleading; like all other light sources, the performance of LEDs degrades over time, and this degradation is strongly affected by factors such as operating current and temperature.
The long lifetime of LEDs reduces the need to replace failed lamps, and this can lead to significant savings of time and money. This also makes LED fixtures useful for installation in relatively inaccessible locations.
LEDs are high-efficiency light sources; the low power consumption of LEDs can lead to significant energy savings over time. Also LEDs contain no lead, mercury, or PCBs. Switching from regular incandescent bulbs to LEDs is one way to incorporate sustainable green practices into your home or business.
LEDs don’t produce heat in the form of infrared radiation, which is what makes incandescent bulbs hot to the touch. The absence of IR radiation allows LED fixtures to be positioned in locations where heating from conventional sources would cause a particular problem.
The principal advantage of LED slim lights is their customizability. Because of their thinness and the way that the LEDs are fixed into the panel itself, they can be used for applications where the use of traditional incandescent lighting would be difficult or impossible.
Product review: Liteline SLIMLED
The SLIMLED is a high performance, easy to install down light. No recessed housing required. One-half inch thick, it will fit almost anywhere. With its slim design, it’s the perfect lighting solution when you have joists or duct work in the way. In addition, with 120 degree beam spread, the SLIMLED you no longer need to worry about dark shadows on the wall making this fi xture a great solution for corridors and low ceiling applications. Airtight, rated for direct contact with insulation, this fi xture is the perfect choice for most lighting applications, soffi ts, drop ceilings, all general lighting applications.
SlimLED features a slim profile light fixture for recess retrofit applications. It is a high-performance, easy to install residential grade downlight solution that offers good light output, energy-efficiency and streamlined design.
- Round durable aluminum body.
- White polycarbonate diffuser lens.
- 9W LED module.
- 500 lumens.
- Available in 3000°K and 4000°K CCT.
- 80 CRI
- 50,000 hours LED life span.
- Dimmable when used with a TRIAC dimmer.
- Suitable for damp locations.
- For use in soffits.
We love this products as an option for lighting in residential and commercial applications. If you’re due for a lighting upgrade or want to know more about the advantages of switching to LED lighting, contact the Kelowna electricians at Epic Electric today!