What is an LED?
LED stands for light emitting diode. They are semiconductors that emit light when an electric current is passed through them. Light is produced when the current combines with the semiconductor material.
LEDs are increasingly being used as alternatives to other traditional forms of lighting such as halogen, fluorescent and incandescent lights.
Benefits of LEDs
The benefits of upgrading to LED are universal and relevant to all LED products. These range from safety improvements, improved light output and light up times, to long-term financial benefits as a result of longer life, low power consumption and reduced vehicle down time.
LED products are designed to offer optimum life with low maintenance. With LEDs having up to 50,000 hours life they are designed into the units as a non-replaceable light source making bulb changes a thing of the past.
Reduced power consumption enables the user to benefit from a longer light up time without running a vehicle engine to preserve battery life. Alternatively, more lamps can be installed for an increased light output without exceeding previous power requirements from halogen lamps.
What is a Lumen?
A lumen is the International System of Units for measuring the total amount of visible light. The intensity of light or illuminance is measured in Lux. Lux = 1 lumen per square metre. All lumen values quoted are actual measurements taken in our laboratory and adhere to recommended industry best practice.
Colour Temperature of LEDs
The colour temperature of a light source relates to the colour of light emitted. It is measured in degrees Kelvin. White daylight has a range between 5000K and 6000K. Traditional incandescent lights has a range between 2,500K and 3000K, producing an orange/red light. LEDs can have a source of light ranging from 2,000K to 10,000K.