All You Need to Know Color Spectrum of LED and the Color Rendering Index (CRI)

Posted by RIck R on 6/5/2017 to LED Lights
 All You Need to Know Color Spectrum of LED and the Color Rendering Index (CRI)


All You Need to Know Color Spectrum of LED and the Color Rendering Index (CRI)


CRI is a vast term but focuses on the color rendition. CRI is the measure of the ability of a light source to accurately condense all frequencies of its color spectrum when compared to a perfect reference light of a similar type.  Color Spectrum focuses on the wavelength of light and is less important for home or commercial lighting.
in choosing LED lighting, having the full color spectrum is not as important as a good CRI and a Kelvin level that you enjoy.

What is a Ballast and Why They are Not Used in LED Lights

Posted by James Cannon on 5/23/2017 to LED Parking Lot Lights
What is a Ballast and Why They are Not Used in LED Lights

What is a Ballast and Why They are Not Used in LED Lights

When light bulbs were a new invention, a device was placed within the bulbs. The purpose of this device was to limit the amount of current in an electrical circuit. This device is known as a Ballast. If this was not used in the light bulbs and T8 light bulbs (tube Lights), there remained a risk of current rising to a destructive level. Ballast is still used in bulbs and tube lights to avoid current rise in the lights. Metal halide, mercury vapor, and HID are also the prime examples of lights using ballasts. 

Today ballasts are going away in favor of LED Drivers.

240 Volt 3 wire (split phase) Ballast Bypass Wiring instructions and diagram

Posted by Sam T on 4/27/2017 to LED Parking Lot Lights
240 Volt 3 wire (split phase) Ballast Bypass Wiring instructions and diagram

240 Volt 3 wire (split phase) Ballast Bypass Wiring or 240vac ballast bypass

So you are trying to change to LED Lights with 240volt but now you have 2 hot wires and a neutral/ground coming out of the building.   How does this even work?  Where is my return?   What do I connect to?   We have some answers for you. 

What Are DLC Lights, and Why Should You Choose DLC Listed Lighting?

Posted by Gabriel C on 4/21/2017 to LED Wall Pack Lights
What Are DLC Lights, and Why Should You Choose DLC Listed Lighting?

DLC Lights

Have you heard of DLC lights and don’t know what is means? We are here to tell you more about DLC lights and why you should choose it.   Let’s take a closer look at DLC lights.

Learn About Different LED Light Bulb Shapes and Types

Posted by Sean R on 4/7/2017 to LED Lights
Learn About Different LED Light Bulb Shapes and Types

Learn About Different LED Light Bulb Shapes and Types

LED Light Classification- Learn about the Classes of Light

Posted by Gabriel C on 3/15/2017 to LED Parking Lot Lights
LED Light Classification- Learn about the Classes of Light

LED Light Classification- Learn about the Classes of Light

NextGen LED Parking Lot Lights - How to bypass the Photocell

Posted by Rick R on 2/16/2017 to LED Parking Lot Lights
NextGen LED Parking Lot Lights - How to bypass the Photocell

NextGen LED Parking Lot Lights - Photocell bypass - How to bypass the Dusk to Dawn Sensor

LED Light Waterproof Ratings Explained

Posted by James Cannon on 2/10/2017 to LED Wall Pack Lights
LED Light Waterproof Ratings Explained

Light Waterproof Ratings Explained.  Ingress Protection (or IP Ratings) Explained

Calculate the Energy You Save in Dollars by Going LED Lighting

Posted by Sam T on 1/27/2017 to LED Parking Lot Lights
Calculate the Energy You Save in Dollars by Going LED Lighting

Calculate the Energy You Save in Dollars by Going LED Lighting

5000K Lights – Why they have become the choice for Commercial Lighting

Posted by Sam T on 1/13/2017 to LED Parking Lot Lights
5000K Lights – Why they have become the choice for Commercial Lighting
5000K Lights – Why they have become the choice for Commercial Lighting

Lots of Great uses for LED Lights

Posted by Rick R on 12/13/2016 to LED Lights
Lots of Great uses for LED Lights

Lots of Great uses for LED Lights

LED lights are taking over everywhere.   They started with some bulbs and some fixtures, but have now gone everywhere.  Here are a few examples.  

Why LED Lighting is better than Traditional Lighting

Posted by Sam T on 12/5/2016 to LED Lights
Why LED Lighting is better than Traditional Lighting

Why LED Lighting is better than Traditional Lighting

Brown Wire, Blue Wire and Green Stripe Wire- what are these? Which is black and hot and which is white?

Posted by Gabriel C on 11/13/2016 to LED Parking Lot Lights
Brown Wire, Blue Wire and Green Stripe Wire- what are these?  Which is black and hot and which is white?

Brown Wire, Blue Wire and Green Stripe Wire - what are these?  Which is black and hot and which is white?

Here is a common question that we get;  Brown Wire, Blue Wire and Green Stripe Wire - what are these?  Which is black and hot and which is white?

How do you adjust the slip fit mount on LED Parking Lot Lights or LED Street Lights

Posted by James Cannon on 11/3/2016 to LED Parking Lot Lights
How do you adjust the slip fit mount on LED Parking Lot Lights or LED Street Lights

How do you adjust the slip fit mount on LED Parking Lot Lights or LED Street Lights 

Corn Light Wiring Instructions with Ballast bypass diagrams

Posted by Gabriel C on 10/19/2016 to LED Lights
Corn Light Wiring Instructions with Ballast bypass diagrams

Corn Light Wiring Instructions with Ballast bypass diagrams

How many Lumens for a 400watt Metal Halide and what’s the LED equivalent? 1000watt Metal Halide?

Posted by Rick R on 10/16/2016 to LED Parking Lot Lights
How many Lumens for a 400watt Metal Halide and what’s the LED equivalent?  1000watt Metal Halide?

How many Lumens for a 400watt Metal Halide and what’s the LED equivalent?  1000watt Metal Halide? 

Question we get all the time.  What is the equivalent chart?  Unfortunately, it’s not that easy.  We explain.

 

Different Lighting Technologies Explained

Posted by Sam T on 10/9/2016 to LED Parking Lot Lights
Different Lighting Technologies Explained

Different Lighting Technologies Explained

LED Light Expert gets lots of questions about the different lighting technologies.  Understanding the old lighting technology will help you understand why LED Lights are so much better and which ones to choose. 


How do Driverless LEDs work?

Posted by Gabriel C on 9/26/2016 to LED Parking Lot Lights
How do Driverless LEDs work?

How do Driverless LEDs work?

How many light fixtures do I need for my warehouse?

Posted by Rick R on 9/4/2016 to LED Lights
How many light fixtures do I need for my warehouse?

How many light fixtures do I need for my warehouse?

We get tons of questions like this and are happy to help

How many lumens do I need from my LED Light? How Bright?

Posted by Sean R on 8/27/2016 to LED Parking Lot Lights
How many lumens do I need from my LED Light?  How Bright?

Deciding how many lumens is one of the hardest parts of light design.   Too low and you will have an unsafe area that may not be inviting or attractive.   Go too bright and it could hurt your eyes and cost you money in electricity bills.   At LED Light Expert we are always here to help and give you our best advice.   

LED Corn Light Bulbs - The Metal Halide LED Replacements!

Posted by James Cannon on 8/22/2016 to LED Lights
LED Corn Light Bulbs - The Metal Halide LED Replacements!

LED Corn Light Bulbs - The Metal Halide LED Replacements!

Still buying metal halide bulbs?  Spending all that money on bubs, ballasts and energy bills.   Getting the ladder or even a scissor lift to change them?   Now is the time to go LED and its never been easier with LED Corn Bulbs.

Why UFO High Bay LED Lighting is taking over

Posted by Rick R on 8/21/2016 to LED Light Bulbs
Why UFO High Bay LED Lighting is taking over

WHY THE UFO HIGH BAY LIGHT IS TAKING OVER

 

Is that an extraterrestrial UFO that contains beings unknown to the human race hovering near the ceiling? No; it is the UFO LED High Bay Light! And while it does not house an extraterrestrial race, it certainly is taking over the LED Lighting scene.

 The UFO LED High Bay Lights have a dome-shaped skeleton that resembles that of a UFO and boasts LEDs that effectively lights up any place brightly. As of recently, these High Bay LED lights have finally been able to plant their feet in the market and receive the recognition they deserve.

 

Why LED Lights are Better

Posted by James Cannon on 5/11/2016 to LED Lights
Why LED Lights are Better
Why LED Lights are Better and Taking Over