Technical Information

This page provides an explanation of the Technical Information you may find under our products.

 

1. Lumens (Warm/Cool/White)

Measurement of light emission (Brightness). With low energy LED lights, more light output can be achieved with vastly reduced power consumption. A 6W LED light can give a similar light output to a 60W Halogen bulb. That's 90% less energy for the same light output! When using LEDs, more energy is converted to light rather than heat. As technology improves, more lumens will be produced using even less Watts - I.E more lumens per Watt - meaning using Watts as a guide to brightness is no longer relevant.

 

2. Colours

The aesthetic appearance of the light from the bulb. Warm White has a standard soft yellowish glow ideal for living spaces. Cool White has a cleaner, brighter blue light good for commercial environments. Daylight is a sharper blue strongly resembling the colour of the sky on a sunny day. Ultra warm closely represents the colour of the sky during sunset.

 

3. Size (mm)

Measurement of the bulb in millimeters. The format is shown as diameter against length. The majority of LED bulbs are designed to be retro-fit, so it's simply a case of Halogen bulb OUT, and LED bulb IN.

 

4. Beam Angle

The spread of light. A Narrow Beam Angle (0-60) will produce a spotlight effect ideal for decoration, studio lighting, and specific areas of interest. However a Wider Beam angle (>60) is better suited for regular lighting in bedrooms, living rooms, and lighting entire rooms.  Having an angle that is too wide though may result in the lower portion of the room receiving a lesser amount of light.

 

5. Colour Temperature (k):

Represents a specific numerical reading of the light colour in Kelvin. WW (Warm White), DL (Daylight), CW (Cool White), WL (White Light), WO (Warm Orange). Colour temps over 5000k yield cooler colours (White Blue - Sky blue), lower temps (1800k-3000k) yield warm colours (yellowish white - red).

 

6. Dimmable (Option)

Determines if the LED can be dimmed.  Some LEDs do not have dimmable settings and can only be either on or off.  If the specifications indicate the light is dimmable, they will require a compatible LED dimming switch in order for you to utilise this functionality. Please note that regular Halogen bulb dimming switches will not work with LED bulbs since they operate at a higher current flow.

 

7. Fitting

The alphanumerical value of the bulb base. The fitting indicates the type of socket the bulb will connect to. I.E. A GU10 bulb connects to a GU10 socket.

 

8. Input Voltage

The Voltage required to operate the bulb. The standard voltage in the UK is typically around 240V and most bulbs are designed to work directly with that infrastructure. LED bulbs that are defined as low voltage (usually 12v) will need an LED Transformer/Driver to step down from 240V to the 12V used by a low voltage product.

 

9. Life span (hrs)

Average life expectancy duration of the bulb. In LED lights this may be denoted as 'L70' - If the bulb is outputting less than 70% of its initial light, the bulb is considered to have outlived its usefulness. Regular Halogen bulbs generally will last between 1000 to 2000 hours (6 months to a year) before malfunctioning, whilst LED bulbs can last in excess of 50,000 hours - meaning that once you install LED bulbs, it will be decades before you have to replace them!

 

10. Power Consumption

The power consumption of the bulb. The Wattage measures the amount of energy the bulb will use while in use - I.E. A 60W Halogen bulb can be replaced with a 6W LED bulb which means you could save up to 90% on lighting bills by replacing all your Halogen bulbs with LEDs.

 

11. Warranty

This value indicates how long we will cover this product for under our Warranty policy. We will always refer to this value when examining your claim.

 

12. Halogen Replacement

The Halogen bulb wattage equivalent. Displays how much energy you could potentially save by switching out your current Halogen bulb, and replacing it with an LED.

 

13. Certifications

Certifications: Notable product certifications. Innovation LEDs only sells products of professional-grade quality certified under CE (European Commission) and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) marks. CE (European Commission) certifies that products have met health, safety and environmental requirements that guarantee consumer and workplace safety.  RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) ensures the product has been produced using safe materials.

 

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