FAQs

Frequently asked questions

  1. How To Upgrade From Halogen To LED Lighting

    How To Upgrade From Halogen To LED Lighting
    Many people decide to change their lighting, whether it be at home or in the office, at some point during their lives. LED lighting has become increasingly popular over recent times, with many choosing to change from halogen to LED.
  2. How to choose the correct colour temperature

    How to choose the correct colour temperature
    Have you ever heard anybody say "this room feels lovely and warm", or "this room feels so nice and cool"? We thought so.
  3. The Difference between Task and Ambient Lighting

    The Difference between Task and Ambient Lighting
    When deciding on lighting for your home, there are many factors to take into consideration. If you're choosing lights for the interior of your house, deciding where to use task lighting and where to use ambient lighting is of vital importance.
  4. How Much Space Should I Leave Around A Downlight?

    How Much Space Should I Leave Around A Downlight?
    How much space should I leave around a downlight? Find out why some space is required.
  5. What Is Better Warm White or Cool White?

    What Is Better Warm White or Cool White?
    What is better warm white or cool white? Find out about the pros and cons of each type, ranging from candle light to daylight.
  6. Why Choose LED Lighting?

    Why Choose LED Lighting?
    LED lighting is energy efficient and provides savings of around 90% when compared to halogen.
  7. Are LEDs' Dimmable?

    Are LEDs' Dimmable?
    LEDs can be dimmed but not all of them are dimmable. First make sure the ones that you plan to order are suitable for dimming such as the Philips 5.5W Master GU10. Most LEDs are becoming dimmable as standard but for the time being make sure you check.
  8. Which Beam Angle? & The 4 Key Factors

    Which Beam Angle? & The 4 Key Factors
    Ultimately, your main aim in choosing the right beam angle is to get the best uniformity and to install the fewest downlights as possible.
  9. What Is The Life Expectancy of An LED?

    What Is The Life Expectancy of An LED?
    This varies from LED to LED and is used as a guideline rather than a guarantee . The shortest is currently 20,000 hours and the longest is 100,000 hours, although the Aurora M10 which was originally 100,000 hours but got reduced to 40,000 hours in 2014.
  10. What Is The Difference Between Power LEDs' and SMD (Surface Mount Device) LEDs?

    Power LED bulbs or downlights usually contain 3 or 4 high powered LED chips which combine to create a focused beam of light, usually with a 25 or 40 degree beam angle. SMD LED bulbs are made up of a cluster of very small LED chips, usually around 20 per bulb. SMD LEDs are often much cheaper and if you've ever compared SMD against a high quality power LED GU10 then you'll see why.
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