LED Basics

  1. How to Install a Corn Light in a Metal Halide Fixture

    How to Install a Corn Light in a Metal Halide Fixture
    Watch as we convert a standard metal halide area light with a dusk to dawn sensor to LED.
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  2. What Types of LED Tubes are there?

    What Types of LED Tubes are there?
    If you're not sure if your tube is compatible with your fixture, contact our lighting team—we're here to help!
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  3. The Quickest Way to Upgrade Your Fluorescent T5 HO Lights to LED

    The Quickest Way to Upgrade Your Fluorescent T5 HO Lights to LED
    You could replace all your existing fixtures with new fixtures, but what if you want all the benefits of LED lighting without a lot of work or electrical expense? We have a quick and easy solution for you.
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  4. Do LEDs really save money?

    Do LEDs really save money?
    “My average electric bill in the summer was about $500 a month. By switching over to the energy efficient LEDs that don’t put out nearly as much heat as the old fluorescents with ballasts, my bill dropped down to $189 a month!"
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  5. Watts the Difference??

    Watts the Difference??
    When looking to buy LEDs, it’s very important to know what type, lumens, wattage, and kelvins are needed for the room or outdoor environment. What does that all mean?
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  6. Color Temperature & Color Rendering Index: What the Numbers Tell You

    Color Temperature & Color Rendering Index: What the Numbers Tell You
    Many of us are familiar with color temperature, at least to the point that we understand that some lights produce "warm" whites and some produce "cool" whites. Perhaps we also know that warmer lights are best for locations where we want to convey a feeling of comfort, luxury, or intimacy, while cooler lights are suited for locations where we want to convey modernity or cleanliness. Color temperature, therefore, provides ambiance. However, ambiance is only half the story.
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  7. LED Lighting Saves Money & Energy

    Is it worth it to switch to LED lights? One reason people may be reluctant to switch to LED lighting is that older technology seems cheaper. The reality is that they are quite a bit more expensive in the long run.
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  8. Lumens Explained

    How to compare light output between different lighting technologies.
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  9. Magnetic vs. Electronic Ballasts—An Easy Way to Tell Which You Have!

    Magnetic vs. Electronic Ballasts—An Easy Way to Tell Which You Have!
    Ballast-compatible or "plug and play" LED tubes only work with certain ballasts, but how can you tell what kind of ballast you have? If you have a camera in your phone, you're just a snapshot away from the answer...
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  10. How Much Light Do You Need?

    How Much Light Do You Need?
    How do you determine which fixtures to buy? While there are complexities—fixture mounting height, activity height, beam angle, reflection/absorption of room surfaces, etc.—ELEDLIGHTS.com's infographic walks you through the basic steps, which can give you some confidence in where to start:
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