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Features to consider when buying an LED lamp

  Features to consider when buying an LED lamp

 Features to consider when buying an LED lamp

There are three types of lamps :

LED lights (Light Emitting Diode)

LED lamps are currently the most economical lamps in terms of energy consumption. These lamps do not emit heat, are less polluting, and have the longest life (up to 10 years). If its purchase price is more than the price of the rest of the lamps, the energy savings it achieves quickly exceeds this difference.

Choose LED lights rated A+ or A++, according to the information on the energy efficiency label affixed to the housing.

Compact fluorescent lamps

These bulbs are long-lasting and consume relatively low power (class A on most labels available). They are a more economical alternative in terms of price compared to LED lights, albeit less effective.

Halogen lamps and incandescent lamps

These bulbs consume more electrical energy than LEDs or CFLs, and this typically categorizes them as Class C or D on energy labels.

Features to consider when buying an LED lamp

1/ The base and the shape

Before buying an LED lamp, you should check your diary so that you can choose the right base for it.

Choose the lamp's shape carefully.

If your pans are very old, you should replace them with ceramic pans because they are more heat-resistant and prevent valves from exploding.

2/ Lumens

Lumen is the unit of measurement of luminous flux and is symbolized by the symbol (lm). It indicates the amount of light required for illumination by a lamp. Watts no longer allows an estimate of the amount of light power.

In order to see this information, you need to know the number of lumens issued. The indication of this information on the cover is mandatory, but it is generally not indicated on the lamps themselves.

3/ LUX

Lux, denotes the direct luminous flux falling on a surface. Additionally, it equates to 1 lumen/square meter.

4/ Standard 12464-1 for interior lighting

5/ Number of watts WATT

To find out which power to choose, see one of the many comparison tables between incandescent and LED lamps. For example, a 50-watt incandescent lamp can be replaced with a 5-6 watt LED.

6/ Electric ballasts

Fluorescent lamps work thanks to ballasts, which are feeding aids found in the lamp, and they have their own consumption. The electric brake has become imposing itself today.

If a 36-watt tube actually consumes 41 watts with a magnetic ferrite ballast, it only consumes 36-38 watts with an electronic ballast.

7/ lamps

The lamps shall comply with the standard NF EN 60598. They are distinguished by their electrical class, their standard optical characteristics, their efficiency (eg 0.55 indicates a lamp with an efficiency of 50%), and their protection index against dust and water ingress.

8/ Warmth of color

The warmth of color is expressed in Kelvin. They are shown on the outer cover. Between 2700 and 3200 Kelvin, the light is warmer, which is suitable for relaxing places such as a salon or in a room. And if the value is greater than 4000 Kelvin, the lighting is cool and suitable for more workplaces, such as the kitchen, the office, or open spaces.

9/ Compatibility with converter

Not all LED lights can be used with an inverter. On the energy efficiency label, there is an X on the logo when the lamp is not working with an inverter.

10/ In passing rooms: motion monitors or timers are used.

In buildings frequented by a large number of people or in passing rooms, users in most neighborhoods forget to turn off the lights. To avoid this kind of problem, it is recommended to install utilities such as timers or motion monitors while using LED lights at the same time.