Choose the Right LED Lighting Solution

Choose the Right LED Lighting Solution

Among all lighting technologies, the light-emitting diode (LED) consumes the least amount of energy and is the most energy-efficient. It is also characteristic of a longer lifespan than comparable incandescent lamps and more energy-efficient than most fluorescent lamps. For an instance, an outstandingly efficient LED lamp prototype could achieve the efficiencies of 200 lumen per watt (Lm/W). [1]


LEDs have replaced the conventional lighting through a multitude of reasons, the most notable of which being more energy-saving, artistic and customized. They are accessible in a range of styles and design variants, so you can pick the right one designed to withstand various scenarios. LED lighting has ushered in a new era of lighting development and design nowadays.


KOSOOM offers sophisticated LED lighting solutions with a wide portfolio of practical and stylish lighting options for any commercial space. This guide would explore what the LED lighting solution is right for you.


1 What is the most efficient form of lighting?


Firstly, let’s review the history of the light bulb. Traditional lighting also known as incandescent light bulbs can date back more than a century. However, only about 5% of the electricity converts into visible light, which is extremely inefficient. [2]


What’s more, according to the working principle, the incandescent lamps don’t survive very long because the filament that creates the light evaporates as heat passes through it.


Halogen lamps are incandescent lamps that use the same filament technology as conventional bulbs. Nevertheless, they can operate at a higher temperature, making them slightly more efficient than the standard incandescent lamps of similar power. Despite that, standard and halogen incandescent bulbs are less efficient than compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and LEDs, which therefore make them phased out in many cases. [3]


In comparison, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) use roughly 70-80% less electricity than the comparable standard and halogen incandescent bulbs, as well as lasting eight to fifteen times longer. According to the principle of operation, CFL bulbs emit ultraviolet light, which is converted into visible light as it strikes the fluorescent coating, and into heat when absorbed by glass. [4]


In the recent years, light emitting diodes (LEDs) are proven more energy-efficient. Due to their massive reduction in energy consumption, LEDs have become the most popular and simply the first choice in almost every lighting scenario.


Since their first invention in 1927, Light emitting diodes (LEDs) have been developing ever since and largely replaced CFLs, which are available to fit virtually any light fixture in the home.


Within a quality bulb, you will find a large number of LEDs to create sufficient brightness. One of the main reasons LEDs are so efficient is that they create light without excessive heat. As the most popular and flexible lighting option, LEDs may be better alternatives in most common light options.


2 What factors increase LED performance?


Basically, efficiency and reliability are two main factors that can determine and influence LED performance.


High efficiency is essential for energy saving. Also, high reliability is critical to reduce maintenance cost and ensure a longer lifespan of the LEDs. Temperature increase has a significant impact on the efficiency and color stability of LEDs.


Temperature has a significant impact on the properties of LEDs, including chromaticity and luminous efficiency, which vary greatly from device to device due to manufacturing variability. The goal is to optimize the amount of electrical power that is transformed into light energy, otherwise, the performance will suffer.


In general, the performance of LEDs is interdependent upon these abovementioned elements. To reach accurate conclusions when choosing an LED for an application, it is critical to evaluate the LED based on the actual operating conditions and not just datasheet values.


3 What are the problems with LED lights?


Generally, heat dissipation is said to be one of the biggest technical problems of LED lights. Poor heat dissipation negatively impacts the quality of LED driving power and electrolytic capacitors.


Only by dissipating the heat as much as possible can we effectively reduce the accumulated temperature of the LED lamp, which otherwise will degrade the heat dissipation. LED lights will be more durable by improving LED heat dissipation performance and maintain a lower junction temperature.


Also, LED lights sometimes appear to have poor bad color rendering. The color rendering index defines a quantitative measure of the property of a light source to identify colors.


Believe it or not, incandescent lamps can emit light that has a continuous full-color spectrum, while LED bulbs produce a very narrow spectrum of visible light, making it difficult to achieve high color rendering.


Another common problem with LEDs is that they can cause a flicker or stroboscopic effect in some circumstances. In this instance, people would get unfocused, annoyed or even have a serious headache when the LED lamps occasionally flickers. The most common causes for this are poor capacitors or insufficient wattage.


Lastly, due to LED blue damage to eyes, it still requires the improvement. So far, no semiconductor can emit true white light. So-called white light with the combination of blue and yellow photons is obtained by adding a layer of phosphor to blue LEDs.


Here concludes our list of common LED-related problems in most cases. Indeed, if you want to avoid the aforementioned problems, you should choose us KOSOOM as a branded LED lighting solution provider with the correct wattage, size, and drivers.


Our rigorously tested and certified LED products can serve you a long time and a problem-free experience when used properly.


4 What technology will replace LED lights?


The lighting sector has developed many new technological innovations in the last few years. The dynamic advancements in 2023 continue to play a significant role and alter the trends of the future.


The introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) platforms is becoming a disruptive trend in the lighting industry. Thanks to the technology of IoT, we can now use our smartphones, tablets, or computes to remotely control our lighting fixtures no matter where we are.


In the next decade, laser lighting is becoming trendy and expected to replace LED lights. Laser lighting can not only enhance projection radiance and safety but also have a wide range of application. However, the current price of laser lighting is too high, making it difficult to embark large-scale commercialization in the short term.  


Given the market potential for laser-based lighting, the industry may still be a long way to find the solutions to explore cost-effective laser lighting for large markets. Let’s stay tuned to see what the innovations bake up next.




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If you have LED lighting needs for supermarkets, shops, offices, restaurants, etc., you can click here to view our products.


From program planning to technical assistance for lamp installation and commissioning, KOSOOM can provide you with free consultation and design services. We offer a robust product supply chain, a full product range, online service support that responds within 24 hours, and faster delivery. All of our products have also passed CE and ROHS certification.









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