What is LED-lamps? Are they better than conventional and other energy-saving lamps? How long is they lifespan, how much energy they consume and where can be used? Here you will find answers to all these questions and more.
What is the difference between LED lamps and fluorescent lamps (spiral light bulbs)?
Unlike compact fluorescent lamps, LED lamps are free of mercury, have 2-3 times longer service life and consume less power. Moreover, LED lamps are better able to render the true colors of various objects. This means that everything starting from interior colors and ending with the color of your face will look more natural under LED lighting.
What is the difference between LED lamps and incandescent lamps?
A conventional lamp is nothing more than a wire placed in a vacuum. Meanwhile, LED lamp is a high-tech device. LED lamp has hundreds of times longer service life and consumes dozens of times less energy, because it uses energy to produce light, rather than warm up the air around us. This is achieved through the use of light-emitting diodes – the most efficient light source.
Can LED lamps produce warm light similar to incandescent lamps?
You bet! There are three types of Eurolamp LED lamps available in terms of color temperature: cold light (6500K), natural light (4100K) and warm light (2700-3000K). You can always choose a LED lamp that will provide the type of lighting you need. For example, cold light is best suited for working purpose, natural light – for studying purpose, and warm light – for having a rest.
How much power is consumed by LED lamps?
LED lamps consume nearly 10 times less power than incandescent lamps and approximately 2 times less power than standard fluorescent energy-saving lamps.
How do I calculate LED lamp wattage when choosing the right product?
LED lamps are up to 10 times more energy efficient than incandescent lamps. So, if you need a 60-watt lamp, you should choose a 6-watt LED. If you need a 100-watt lamp, then a 10-watt LED will be the right option for you.
What is the average lifespan of a LED lamp?
LED lamps have an average lifespan of 50,000 hours or almost 6 years of continuous operation. If the lights are on 3-4 hours per day, LED lamps will last for 20-35 years depending on operating conditions.
Is it true that LED lights fade and change color over time?
LED lamps can lose 10-30% of their initial light intensity after 20,000 hours of operation. A change in color of light is also possible at this stage, but it is so insignificant that you won’t see it with the naked eye.
How hot are LED lamps?
LED lamps don’t heat up much at all. By comparison, the temperature of incandescent lamp may reach 350C. If you or your child accidentally touches a LED lamp while it’s “on”, you won’t even notice it.
What is the payback period for switching from incandescent lamps to LED lamps?
On average, LED lamps consume 10 times less power than incandescent lamps and almost 2 times less power than fluorescent lamps. The longer you keep the LED lights on, the shorter is your payback period. An average payback period of household’s investment in LED lighting is 1-1.5 years thanks to lower electric bills.
Why are LED lamps more expensive than fluorescent and incandescent lamps?
LED lamps have a more sophisticated design than older types of light bulbs. Therefore, their price tag is higher. However, an increase in production volumes is already driving the LED prices down. As of today, the difference in price between LED and fluorescent lamps is minimal.
Are LED lamps safe to use?
LED lamps are absolutely safe to use. They don’t contain mercury or any other hazardous substances. For this reason, they can be disposed of in the usual manner. Moreover, LED lamps don’t heat up much at all, so they can’t cause burns.
Are LED lamps compatible with our power supply network?
Eurolamp LED lamps are fully adapted to Ukrainian power supply networks and can operate in voltage range of 175-250V without any problems.
Is it true that LED lamps flicker?
Cheap Chinese lamps may actually flicker, thus causing eye fatigue and eyestrain. Eurolamp LED lamps don’t flicker, because they are equipped with a special processor which prevents them from flickering.
I want to install LED lamps in my child's room. If a LED lamp falls, will it break into pieces? Is there a risk that my child will get hurt? Will a LED lamp go out after falling?
LED lamp is made of non-toxic and impact-resistant plastic. Therefore, it won’t break into pieces, if it falls on the floor, and so your child won’t get hurt. However, a LED lamp can go out if it falls from a great height onto a hard surface.
Is it possible to use your LED lamps with dimmers?
Yes. Our product range includes dimmable LED lamps that are compatible with dimmers. You can learn more about features of dimmable LED lamps in Products section. It’s not possible to use standard LED lamps with dimmers.
Which transformers are best suited for your 12V LED lamps?
12V LED lamps are compatible with all types of transformers, with the exception of soft-start transformers for halogen lamps. If you plan to install a transformer in your bathroom, a sealed transformer would be the right option for you.
I’ve installed halogen spotlights in my bathroom. Can I replace them with LED lamps that are available in your product range?
Of course you can! If you installed 12V spotlights with MR16 lamp holders, then our Turbo series LED lamps will best suit your needs. The only thing is that you may also need to replace the transformer, if you installed a soft-start transformer for halogen lamps. Alternatively, you can rewire your electrical network for 220V and use our Eco or Turbo series MR16 / 220V LED lamps.
Do you have a suitable lamp for replacing a standard fluorescent daylight lamp (tube)?
Yes. Our product range includes special T8 lamps which match the size of standard fluorescent lamps (the so-called daylight lamps). In order to replace a standard fluorescent lamp with a LED lamp, you only need to remove the ballast and starter from the lamp or simply unplug them. Alternatively, you can connect wires directly to the lamps, while bypassing the ballast and starter.
Are your lamps sensitive to voltage variations?
Our LED lamps are fully adapted to Ukrainian power supply networks and can operate in voltage range of 175-250V without loss of quality. Greater voltage variations may reduce the service life of lamps by up to 25%.
Are your lamps hermetically sealed? What will happen if I accidentally spill some water on a lamp? Do your lamps work underwater?
Standard LED lamps aren’t hermetically sealed because they have holes for heat dissipation. Therefore, you should avoid spilling liquids on lamps and certainly you shouldn’t submerge them in water. It’s a dangerous thing to do. We recommend using LED matrix or waterproof lamps for swimming pool lighting.
What is the beam angle of your lamps? I’ve heard that LED lamps are suitable only for spot lighting.
Our product range includes LED lamps with different beam angles: 30o, 60o, 120o, 270o (similar to conventional incandescent lamps).
What should I do if the lamp suddenly stops working?
You will need to bring the faulty lamp along with your sales receipt to the store you purchased from. In such a case the retailer is obliged to make a replacement or give you a refund.
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