LED Lighting Explained

LED Lighting Explained
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How do LEDs produce light? How do LED light sources and lighting fixtures differ from conventional sources and fixtures? How can I make accurate evaluations and comparisons of LED lighting fixtures for different applications? What do I need to know about lumen output, delivered light, useful life, color temperature, and quality of light?

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Be a Part of the LED Lighting Revolution - Already Well Underway

LED light sources deliver high-quality white or colored light while consuming far less energy than other light sources. In fact, LED lighting has the potential to transform the way we think about light, and the way we illuminate our public and private spaces. When properly evaluated and deployed, LED lighting systems can improve the quality of the environment and the quality of life for people around the world. Read More

Technical Briefs

LED Useful Life Technical Briefs from Philips Color Kinetics address topics and issues critical to the LED lighting industry — topics such as the useful life of LED light sources, the importance of delivered light, and the shortcomings of CRI for evaluating the color quality of LED light.
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LED Lighting Myths

The Truth About LEDs

LED light sources produce no heat. Because LED lighting fixtures consume fewer watts than incandescent lamps, they produce less light. LED light sources last 100,000 hours or more without failure.

Are these statements true or false?

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