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FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About LED Lighting

acorn light fixturesWe’ve all heard about LED lighting, but do we know what it actually is and how it really works? Many people only know that LEDs are a safer light alternative, but that’s pretty much the extent of their knowledge. Here’s your FAQ guide to LED lighting.

What Is LED Lighting?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. It’s the light that’s produced using a semiconductor during a process called electroluminescence. It’s extremely efficient and can last a lot longer than traditional incandescent lights. While the lights are small in size, they give off a lot of powerful light. They have a cooler operating temperature as well, and can be used in different forms and shapes. These forms include acorn light fixtures and high bay light fixtures.

Are LEDs Blue Light?
Many people actually have bad impressions of LED lighting. Why? Because of early versions of technology that caused the lighting to have a blue tint. But over time, the lighting industry has been able to master their designs. The industry was able to create the lighting we want in our homes and businesses. While most LED lighting doesn’t have that blue tint anymore, you can still find the cooler lighting out there for purchase. Just take a look at the Kelvin scale on each lightbulb you’re looking to purchase.

What is an Integrated LED?
LED lighting has a number of different possibilities. But in order to understand and access those possibilities, you need to understand the difference between integrated and retrofit bulbs. Integrated LED lighting has the LEDs actually built directly into the fixture. This could be on a panel, a disc, or a strip. The diodes are placed right into the fixture so you won’t see any standard sockets.

The retrofit option means the LED bulb will be in a standard socket fixture. So it could be in anything like an E26/medium base or an E12/candelabra base socket. If you want to upgrade the LED lighting with the retrofit option you can simply buy the bulb and screw it into a socket.

The US Department of Energy believes LED lighting has the potential to reduce US energy usage by about 50%. So now that you know a little more about LED lighting, will you choose to install them all around your house? If so, acorn light fixtures are the way to go.

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