30 Watt LED Flood Lights
Did you know that most white LEDs are not actually white? It’s actually an optical illusion created by using a blue diode with a small amount of yellow light on the tip. These colours complement one another within the light spectrum and seeing them together tricks your brain into believing that it is white light.Read More »
Britain’s number one lighting solutions retailer is calling on the UK to ring in the New Year with an eco-friendly conscience and make the switch to LED bulbs...Read More »
Leading UK lighting retailer BLT Direct is urging the UK to make the switch to LED bulbs as part of this push, and has set out a list of 10 reasons why every Brit should get on-board the LED lighting bandwagon...Read More »
BLT Direct have proven once more that they have their finger on the pulse of all the latest trends and developments in the world of lighting. The UK’s leading online supplier of lighting solutions has introduced a range of black and white-finish LED flood lights to fill out their existing collection, to ensure that everyone wanting to fill a large area with bright light will have a wider selection to choose from.Read More »
BLT's range of LED floodlights is helping businesses save hundreds on their energy bills.Read More »
In a definitive symbol of the LEDs new-found status as the world’s favourite lighting solution, a Thomas Edison monument will reopen in summer illuminated not by incandescent bulbs, but energy-efficient LED alternatives.Read More »
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The benefit of using LEDs to light your home, office or business is that LEDs will be able to provide you with a great level of efficiency. Compared to traditional Incandescent and Halogen lighting, LED lighting is several times more efficient. A...Read More »
As well as a high level of efficiency, LED Light Bulbs will be able to provide you with a fantastic lamp life. LED Light Bulbs will be able to offer you an extended lamp life which make them even greater value for the 'green' consumer who is looki...Read More »
LED (Light Emitting Diode) Light Bulbs will be able to offer you with a superb level of brightness. LED Light Bulb technology has developed over time so that a LED Light Bulb will be able to offer you an equivalent level of brightness to alternati...Read More »
LED Light Bulbs are described as being 'instant on', meaning that they will reach full brightness as soon as they are turned on. One of the major strengths of using LED technology to illuminate your environment is that they will be able to provide...Read More »
Replacing wattage as the standard unit of brightness, Lumens is a new measure introduced with the arrival of energy saving and LED Light Bulbs. This was due to these types of bulbs being able to emit the same amount of light as conventional equivalents, with a greatly reduced power consumption.
Kelvin is a term used to describe the colour temperature, often displayed as just the letter K. Some common colour temperatures are 2700K, 3000K and 6500K, which relate to Very Warm White, Warm White and Daylight Light Bulbs.
The IP, or Ingress Protection rating of a lighting product describes how well protected it is against dust, accidental contact and water. This is usually displayed as the letters IP followed by 2 digits, the first (ranging from 0-6) denoting the contact and dust protection, and the second (ranging from 0-8) describing the water protection.
An initialism for Surface Mounted Diode, SMD refers to mounted LED chips on PCB (Printed Circuit Board). Surface Mounted LED's were one of the first iterations of LED Light Bulbs.
Colour temperature, sometimes refered to as CCT (correlated colour temperature), is simply a method of describing the colour characteristics of a light bulb. Colour temperatures range from low (warm/yellowish) type colours all the way up to high (white/bluish) light.
Colour temperature is measured in "Kelvin" which is explained in more detail below. More information can be found on our colour temperatures example page.
Kilowatt is simply the measure of 1000 watts. When working out savings on our LED and Energy Saving products we refer to kWh which is the typical billing unit used by utility companies in the UK.
An example of kWh would be if a 50w lamp operated for 20 hours (50w x 20 hours) it would consume 1000 watts, this would equate to one kilowatt-hour.
Brightness is the term used to describe the effect of luminance on an observer. The maximum brightness is said to be found in Pure White whilst the minimum is expected to be found in Pure Black.
Glare is a term used to describe the visual impairment caused by excessive brightness. Glare can be divided into discomfort glare and disability glare. Discomfort Glare is when a light source in the field of view causes an instinctive need to look away due to overall illumination being too bright. Disability glare is where a light source outside of the field of view causes reduced visibility inside the field of view.