FAQ

faq

What are LEDs?

LED stands for light-emitting diode. LEDs are part of a lighting technology called Solid-State lighting, including OLEDs (Organic Light Emitting Diodes). OLEDs are sheets of carbon-based compounds that glow when a current is applied through transparent electrodes. LEDs become illuminated by the movement of electrons through a semiconductor material. LEDs and OLED technology are advancing fast.

How long do led lights last?

The usual length of time that LED lights last is generally between 30,000 to 50,000 hours. This length of time can vary somewhat depending upon the quality and type of driver used and the number of power surges and electrical fluctuations that the lights are exposed to. Our LEDs are rated to last for more than 10 years, powered by high quality drivers and the revolutionary CREE chip, this type of lighting truly is a smart investment!

Why not Halogen?

90% of the energy emitted by a halogen downlight is in the form of heat, not light.Halogen lamps are believed by many consumers to be economical to run due to their low-voltage operation. However, this is a common misconception. They do in fact consume an excessive amount of energy and operate at such a high temperature (around 300 degrees Celsius) that they are proven to have caused 57 house fires in Victoria alone during an 18 month period. In NSW, 75 fires have been attributed to halogen lamps in the past 5 years.

What make led lights better than other conventional lights?

LEDs innovative design provide many advantages over that of traditional light bulbs including a longer shelf life, lower energy consumption, size, and an overall improved robustness. Not only are they much more environmentally friendly compared to that of CFL and fluorescent lighting, which contain mercury and other harmful toxins, but also are available in a diverse range of styles, shapes & sizes.

Is it possible to get dimmable led lights?

Yes. The majority of our lighting products are dimmable and can readily be integrated into your existing household fittings, providing you have a dimmable lighting system already in place.