It’s no secret that LED lights are the very best on the market at the moment, in terms of quality, diversity and of course, energy efficiency. But, when the market is absolutely flooded with a host of brands and business claiming to sell the very best LED’s, it can be difficult to make your mind up on where to shop or which products to ultimately buy.
In this post we are going to take at a few different factors which will clearly indicate as to whether or not LED lights are worth your while. Simply put, if you want to find quality LED lights online, have a read through these quick and easy tips:
1 – Cheaper Doesn’t Always Mean Better
When shopping online, we’re always on the lookout for the biggest bargains! Though that’s not always the smartest way to shop. You have to ask yourself, how can they afford to be so much cheaper than the rest? And a lot of the time it’s due to poor quality. That’s not to say that you should pay over the odds or purposefully avoid a good bargain when you come across one but be mindful and have a shop around for you commit.
2 – Colour Consistency
LED lightbulbs are available in a wide variety of different colours and colour temperatures. A great way of identifying the quality of a set of LED lights, is their colour consistency. Of course, in high-quality bulbs there should be no deviation, whereas the lower quality bulbs will tend to differ despite advertising otherwise.
3 – Heat Management Systems
While LED lights are marketed as giving off significantly less heat than fluorescent & incandescent bulbs, they give off heat all the same. The system used to divert and manage this heat determines the quality of the lightbulb. For example, the higher quality light bulbs use metal heat sinks which have little fins which direct the heat away from the lightbulb. Other, lower-quality bulbs will likely use plastic and other less sophisticated systems which will invariably shorten the life-span of your bulbs.
4 – Your Energy Bills!
One of the main reasons why people decide to swap over to LED’s is not only due to how beautiful the bulbs can look in the home, but the amount of money that can be saved on your energy bills at the end of the month. With high-quality bulbs, you should be able to make your money back via energy savings rather quickly.
You can also look at the ‘efficacy’ of an LED. Your average LED has an efficacy of 60, whereas there are other LED’s on the market which go up to 80 or so, meaning that they are much more efficient. So, rather than having to wait and see how your bills are looking at the end of the month, try shopping around for LED’s with the highest efficacy for maximum efficiency.