are all led bulbs created equal?
\"The answer is No.
Although LED lighting has made great progress, about two years ago, entities such as power companies and NYSERDA across the country (
New York State Energy Research and Development)
Will not give kickbacks to LED lights.
The reason is how long they may last.
When a large number of LED bulbs began to get out of China, some were tested and found to have very little life span.
So essentially, it\'s like a Wild West.
When you buy a product, you really don\'t know what you will get and no one will guarantee them or give a rebate on the product.
The good news is LEDs (LED)
The product has been improved, but not all.
When you purchase a fixture for the business or even your home, you should find out if the fixture has been approved by DLC (
Lighting Design Association
They promote high quality, high performance and energy efficient commercial lighting solutions in the US and Canada through federal, state, utilities, lighting designers and manufacturers.
The DLC has done some things with energy efficient LED lights or bulbs that have been tested and approved.
They promised to stick to it and they were eligible for kickbacks.
Now, if you go to Wal-Mart, Home Depot, los, Target, etc.
Many LED bulbs for sale are not approved by DLC.
If you look at the box in a small font, you might read something like-
If one hour is used every day, it will last 6 years.
Most people use lights for more than an hour a day!
DLC-approved bulbs get a $5 rebate on average
$15 or more per lamp, depending on the entity applying for a rebate.
So, in general, look for a DLC approved bulb or view the DLC website.
The 15,000 hour LED light is likely to fail, while the 50,000 hour LED light may not.
The quality varies greatly.
Next is the lumen output.
This is important because you can replace a 40 watt incandescent lamp with an LED bulb, but make sure that the lumen output of the LED light is similar to what you are going to replace.
Therefore, a 40-watt incandescent lamp emits about 450 lumens, while a 4-
The 5-watt LED gives roughly the same amount of electricity.
The incandesant light will last about 1,200 hours, while the LED may last 50,000 hours or more depending on the product.
So under normal circumstances, buyers should be careful.
If you know what to look for and where to buy, there are great LED products there.