LED Lighting For Indoor or Outdoor

  kelly win 22:31 24 Jul 2018

Are LED lights, future of lighting or a marketing gimmick?

  wee eddie 11:09 25 Jul 2018

If you need to light something, then LED lamp is something you should consider.

However, once Progress has started it is unlikely to halt. A newer system will be along shortly

  Forum Editor 22:38 26 Jul 2018

LED lights are far superior to any other form of lighting currently available. They aren't perfect, but nothing ever is.

They are cheaper to run, and have a far longer life expectancy. Quite definitely not a marketing gimmick.

  canarieslover 07:08 27 Jul 2018

They are much cheaper to run but life expectancy seems to be greatly exaggerated. 18 months ago I fitted a chandelier with 4 of these with a saving of 220 watts. In 18 months I have replaced 3 bulbs. Two different suppliers have both had failures so I'm reserving judgement at the moment but cost of bulbs has negated my power saving. I also have had several LED torches with varied results. The super expensive lights on my bicycle have had one headlight replaced under warranty yet I have £1 shop torches that have lasted quite well but they don't get the battering of a bicycle light. Jury is out at the moment as far as I am concerned.

  jameelriaz 08:40 27 Jul 2018

Hey everyone, i think that LED lights or savers are the best lighting option these days, because they consume less, & give good output.

  Forum Editor 09:15 30 Jul 2018

In general terms, LED lights have a life expectancy of around 50,000 hours.

Various external factors can shorten this, however and the three main problems tend to be:-

  1. Heat - the heatsinks in some lamps are not as efficient as they could be, and this shortens the life of the lamp.

  2. Capacitors - every LED driver has a capacitor, and these have tended to be made from plastic. Manufacturers are starting to use ceramic capacitors, and these have a much longer life.

  3. Environment - LED lamps that are used in hot conditions - commercial kitchens for example - will not last as long. The same applies to LED lamps that are in enclosed areas, without sufficient air circulation.

  Guest 1234512757 10:53 30 Jul 2018

they are the future of lightning and why not they consume less energy and are not that much expensive

  canarieslover 11:05 11 Sep 2018

Yet another LED bulb has died in the chandelier. I have now spent more on bulbs than I have saved in power. Greatest advantage of them is the lack of heat being fed back into the fittings so I shall persevere with them. I have had the chandelier rewired with new bulb holders twice because the heat from incandescent bulbs was destroying them so at least I am avoiding that cost. Still disappointed with the lifespan of the LED bulbs (SBC fitting) which are nowhere near what is claimed.

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