LED stands for light emitting diode. LED lamps work on a different principle than incandescent or other lamps. LEDs are small electronic components of 2 – 5 mm in size that, when bundled, convert electricity into light. Initially, LED lamps were less popular because they gave cold white light. Nowadays, LED lamps are available in any desired color.
That depends on what you want to compare an LED lamp to. You save 90% compared to a savings or light bulb. If you want to replace a halogen lamp with an LED lamp, the saving is 85%. In addition, LED lamps last much longer. The average LED lamp has between 15,000 and 50,000 burning hours. The maximum -estimated- lifespan of an LED lamp is therefore no less than 25 years.
Yes, you can dim an LED lamp, but please note that not all LED lamps are dimmable. If they are dimmable, this is indicated on the product page. To dim LED lamps you do need a special dimmer such as this one required. Alternatively, you can also use a smart led bulb buy which is dimmable with your phone or remote control.
You can operate smart lamps or smart lamps wirelessly with a remote control, smartphone or tablet via RF or WiFi. They have some smart features. For example, you can set the color or brightness, opt for dimmed light or light for reading. You can also set a smart LED light to turn on or off at certain times, or to turn on when the doorbell rings.
Because LED lamps use very little power, it is often difficult for our customers to estimate which one they need. After all, everyone knows how much light they can expect from a 40 Watt light bulb. An LED lamp with the same light output uses only 6 Watt. That is why the light output is often indicated in Lumen.
But, how many lumens is how many watts? In this table we give you some examples:
|Type lamp||200-300 Lumen||300-500 Lumen||500-700 Lumen||700-1000 Lumen||1000-1250 Lumen||1250-2000 Lumen|
|Light bulb||25-30 Watt||40 Watt||60 Watt||75 Watt||120 Watt||150-250 Watt|
|Halogen lamp||18-25 Watt||35 Watt||50 Watt||65 Watt||100 Watt||125 Watt|
|Energy saving lamp||5-6 Watt||8 Watt||11 Watt||15 Watt||20 Watt||20-33 Watt|
|LED-lamp||2-4 Watt||3-5 Watt||5-7 Watt||8-10 Watt||10-13 Watt||13-20 Watt|