Posted by Doug Root on August 16, 2015
We are going to be exploring the realm of LED's in the coming months.
Our goal is to easily spell out the differences in LED vs everything else with short informative blogs.
Ok, so many folks believe that LED's will last forever, the answer is no. They will not, they have a system set up that is very similar to a fluorescent system. Basically they have a ballast(LED driver) that is the weakest link in the system, the LED chips/diodes may be emitting light however if the ballast fails, the LED chip fails. LED drivers can last anywhere from 3-10 years depending on usage, the heat management in the fixture and the brand.
Another interesting fact is that LED's lumen output(light output) diminishes over time. When you are engineering a LED lighting system it is imperative to think about delivered lumens over the period of the fixture or lamps life.
Most other technologies lose much less light at the end of their rated life, LED and Induction are the light losing leaders.
So what do you look for when purchasing an LED product from AtlantaLightBulbs.com or any other lighting supplier?
We believe that looking at these important ratings and thinking about the Manufacturers background before buying can help save you some grief in the future!
Credibility is so important!
Our advice, buy from a trusted Lighting Supplier. Many LED companies understand simple LED technology but do not understand lighting and how to properly light your facility or retail environment.
We have seen LED start up companies offer a warranty that is longer than the period their Corporate existence!
We do not want to repeat what so many upstart electronic ballast companies in the late 80s and early 90s did to their customer base. They could not handle the warranty problems and went out of business, hanging customers to fend on their own.
More to come!