LED Dusk to Dawn Sensor Light Bulbs

LED Dusk-to- Dawn Sensor Light Bulbs contain built-in sensors that detect the sun’s natural light. They’ll power up when the sun goes down, providing excellent light output through the night. Then, when the sensors detect the sun coming back up, the bulbs will slowly shut down.

LED Dusk to Dawn Sensor Light Bulbs Continued

These bulbs are ideal for consumers trying to add a little security to a porch, driveway, communal entrance or outdoor area. Their ability to create bright light during the hours of darkness can deter opportunist criminals and protect any property.

Our LED dusk-to- dawn bulbs consume 80% less energy than conventional bulbs, and they last an impressive 25,000 hours, so you won’t need to replace them for many years. With brands like Megaman and Prolite, quality is guaranteed, and the bulbs are direct replacements for existing GLS bulbs. Browse the full collection from BLT Direct today.

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What Are Lumens?

Lumens (Lm) are a new unit of comparison for types of light bulbs and other lighting products. The Lumen is going to be used in the lighting industry to describe lighting products with increasing frequency as the Watt slips out of use. Manufacturers …

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What Is A GLS Bulb?

A GLS (General Lighting Service) Light Bulb is a Light Bulb based on the original Light Bulb as designed by American Scientist and Inventor Thomas Edison. GLS Light Bulbs have an easily recognizable pear-shaped bulb with the filament clearly visible …

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What Is An LED?

A LED is a semiconductor device which gives off light output when electricity is passed through it. LEDs are used in a range of Light Bulbs, and offer you a superbly efficient and low-energy way to illuminate your space. LEDs allow for a wide r…

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How Much Power Do LEDs Use?

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 light bulbs, LED lighting is several times more efficient. A…

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Are LEDs Safe?

The introduction of LED Light Bulbs has heralded a number of concerns regarding the safety levels of LEDs. The consumer market has been naturally apprehensive of the new technology associated with LED Light Bulbs. Used correctly, you should be able t…

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Will LED Bulbs Work In My Existing Fittings?

The global LED lighting market has developed so that a wider range than ever of LED Light Bulbs/LED Tube Lights are now available, in a plethora of styles, shapes and designs. There are now LED Light Bulbs on sale which imitate the appearance of trad…

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Do LEDs Have A Warm Up Time?

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 yo…

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LEDs

LED, or Light Emitting Diode is the term used to describe a semiconductor diode that emits light once an electrical current passes through it. In lighting, LED Light Bulbs are a leading energy saving alternative to conventional Halogen or Incandescent Lamps.

Lumens

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

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.

GLS

GLS, or General Lighting Service refers to the traditional standard light bulb shape. GLS Light Bulbs come in a range of different wattages, with halogen, energy saving and LED GLS Light Bulbs also available.

Colour Temperature

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.

Megaman

A UK based manufacturer founded in 1994, Megaman have quickly established themselves as a leading brand in the lighting industry. Their success started when they manufactured the world's first CFL GU10 Lamp in 2002.

Prolite

A manufacturer with over 40 years of lighting industry experience. Cost effective without compromising on quality, some highlights from Prolite are their Energy Saving Spirals and LED G9 Capsules.

Base/Socket

A socket is a hollow object that is used to contain the light bulb base. Sockets are connected to the electrical supply to transfer the power to the base. There are many types of bases in circulation, some of the most popular include Bayonet, Screw In and GU10s.

Bayonet

Bayonet is a style of light bulb cap/base, this base is locked in place by pushing down and turning clockwise. Bayonet light bulbs have two pins, double contact base and can mainly be found in the UK.

Volt

Voltage is the measurement of electrical potential. The majority of light bulbs in the UK run on 220-240 volts.

It is important to keep in mind that some light fittings/light bulbs require a low voltage source, therefore a transformer would be required to "step" down the volts.

Brightness

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

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.

Instant Start

Instant Start is the term used to describe the instantaneous ignition of a light bulb. The term can be used in reference to Control Gear and LED Light Bulbs.

Ba22d

Ba22d is the technical term for Bayonet or BC capped light bulbs. This base is 22mm in diameter and has two pins which twist and lock into the lamp holder. The "d" at the end of the code refers to the double contact on the bottom of the lamp.

E27

E27, or Edison Screw (ES), is a type of screw in lamp base with a 27mm diameter. Very common, the E27 base is found on a variety of different light bulbs, including GLS, Candle and Golfball Lamps.

Edison Screw

Edison Screw is the term describing the screw in base developed by Thomas Edison in 1909. There are now a wide variety of different edison screw caps; E5 (LES), E10 (MES), E12 (CES), E14 (SES), E27 (ES) and E40 (GES) to name a few. The most common type of Edison Screw base is E27, which measures 27mm in diameter.