White LED Flood Lights

Our extensive range of White Flood Lights have been designed in order to provide you with Light Emitting Diode efficiency. Manufactured by leading names such as Deltech and Lumineux, we have a choice of Wattages from 10W to 50W, as well as colour temperature outputs, including the popular Warm White, Daylight and Cool White.

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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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Whats The Life On An LED Light Bulb?

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 looking …

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How Bright Are LED Light Bulbs?

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 alternative …

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Can LEDs Save Me Money?

LED Light Bulbs will be able to offer you some truly amazing energy savings. An LED Light Bulb will be able to offer you a much greater level of efficiency than Halogen or Incandescent bulbs and also beats fluorescent lighting in this aspect. As such…

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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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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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What Does SMD Stand For?

SMD stands for Surface Mount LED. SMDs are tiny LEDs which are attached to a circuit board. Surface Mounted Diodes are able to provide you with minuscule dimensions, and SMDs will also be able to provide you with a higher level of brightness than sta…

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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.

IP rated

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.

SMD

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

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

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.

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.