Reduces energy costs — uses at least 75% less energy than incandescent lighting, saving on operating expenses.
Reduces maintenance costs — lasts 35 to 50 times longer than incandescent lighting and about 2 to 5 times longer than fluorescent lighting.
Reduces cooling costs — LEDs produce very little heat.
Is guaranteed — comes with a minimum three-year warranty — far beyond the industry standard.
Offers convenient features — available with dimming on some indoor models and automatic daylight shut-off and motion sensors on some outdoor models.
Not every LED is one size fits all. Many LED lights are made with specific purposes in mind and will not function properly if used incorrectly. LED PAR lamps, for instance, are best suited for recessed cans and would be horribly out of place in a table. Each TCP LED product lists its applications in picture form for clarification.
A product’s lumen count determines how bright the light will be. The higher the lumen count the brighter the LED.
For flood lights you should pick the beam angle that best suits your needs. Smaller beam angles (25 angles) are best used as spot lights while larger beam angles (45 degrees) can cover a great deal of floor space. Know your room’s needs to pick the best beam angle for your living areas.
While TCP features a diverse number of dimmable LED products, some of our products are not design for dimmer switches. This distinction will clearly listed on each LED package.
Omni-directional lights produce light in outward in all directions and make great table lamps. Due to the design of LED technology, most LED lamps are not omni-directional. Therefore, if you want light at all angles finding a truly omni-directional LED is crucial.
Lumens, unlike watts, are a direct measure of light output. Therefore, a larger lumen count means a brighter bulb.
However, energy efficient lighting options like LEDs and CFLs are able to produce more lumens with far less energy. To regulate which bulbs are truly the brightest, government regulations now mandate each lighting product accurate lists its lumen count.
Once you become accustomed to the new system you can begin to pick your lights based on lumen count.
Rated life is determined through vigorous lamp testing. The time that half of the test samples fail is considered rated life. By definition, some lamps will fail before their rated life while other will exceed it.
Always bear in mind that using an LED in an improper application or old wiring can have a negative impact of the lamps life. Application information can be found on the bulb packaging.
Each color temperature has its own unique qualities and uses:
Soft White (2700K)
Soft white lights provide a wonderful warm glow. These color temperature is perfect for living areas or any other place you like to kick back and relax
Bright White (3500K)
Bright white lighting is ideal for any space where detailed work is done. This includes the kitchen, hobby rooms, the garage, and the basement.
The blue hue of daylight lights is great at encouraging productivity and is tailor made for reading. In addition, the bright light closely imitates natural daylight to create a lively atmosphere.