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4 Mistakes To Avoid When Changing To LED Lighting

If you’re considering making the change to LED lighting, you should definitely do it.

LED lighting is a highly-efficient and cost-effective lighting solution, making it ideal for anyone who is keen to pinch the pennies and protect the environment at the same time.

Unfortunately, there are a number of mistakes that can be made when you make the change and it’s important to get it right when you switch to LED in order to avoid any complications.

Read of to learn about 5 of the most common mistakes that people make and how they can be avoided.

Illuminated skyscrapers near a white steel bridge at Singapore's waterfront
Photo by Sebastian Pichler / Unsplash

Picking lighting that is too bright or too dark

When you are upgrading to LEDs be sure to compare the Lumens of your current bulb with those of your replacement lighting. This will give you a good understanding of how bright an LED light bulb or fixture will be. LEDs are directional, so be sure to pay attention to specifications like beam angle and light distribution type.

Light is either too blue or too yellow

The colour appearance of light that emits from a bulb is measured in Kelvin and if you want to match the colour temperature of your new LED fitting to your current one, knowing the Kelvin is imperative. Most fluorescent tubes will have the colour temperature stamped on the side of the tube along with the part number, so matching LED tube light replacements is easy.

Using LEDs with an incompatible dimmer

Not all dimmers are the same and it’s important to be aware of that when you make the switch to LED lights. If you’re planning on using dimmable LEDs you will need to find a compatible dimmer switch, so be sure to check out the product before you purchase it.

Lights make colours look dull

The colour rendering index of a light is used to indicate how accurately it displays colour when being compared to the midday sun. Depending on where you are installing your LED lighting, you may need a higher CRI rating. Typically, art installations, jewellery counters and museums will all benefit from higher levels of CRI, so bear this in mind if you are making the switch to LEDs for any of these types of environments.

We have a number of LED lighting options available on our website that are suitable
for a variety of different usages.

Created by Gary Baker on 12th February, 2018

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Gary Baker

Gary Baker

BLT Direct