Discover more about LED

    How you benefit?

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    Warm white light

    Create a warm, cosy atmosphere with LED lighting

     

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    Energy efficient

    Longer lifetime and uses up to 90% less energy than traditional sources
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    Quality of light

    Enjoy perfect light quality, instant on with no warm up time

     

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    Dimmable

    Create the right atmosphere with dimmable LED lighting

     

    The right LED for you

     

    Play these videos to quickly learn the basics of LED

    The Benefits of LEDs - lighting guide

    Why LED?

     

    Discover the benefits of switching to LED and learn about our range of bulbs.

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    Save Money and Energy - lighting plan

    Save money and energy

     

    Save with the right light.

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    Bulb Brightness - how to choose the ideal amount of light

    Bulb brightness

     

    Learn about bulb brightness and to choose the right bulb for you.

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    Longer Lasting Bulbs - lighting requirements

    Longer lasting bulbs

     

    Learn about our longer lasting LED bulbs.

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    Setting the Mood with dimmable lamps - type of lighting

    Set the mood

     

    Discover our two types of dimmable LED light bulbs. 

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    how to select the right caps and shapes

    Bulb shapes and sizes

     

    Different rooms require different bulbs. Learn about caps, shapes and fittings. 

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    how to select the right color temperature - warm light, cool light, or day light

    Colour temperature

     

    Learn how the color temperature of a bulb affects the mood of a room.

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    Setting the record straight

     

    There are many myths and misconceptions about LED bulbs.

    It’s time to set the record straight. 

    Light color

     

    The first LED bulbs on the market produced a very white light. Many people think that’s still the case.

     

    However, LED technology has evolved significantly. Today, Philips LED lights are available in a variety of white colors – everything from warm white yellow through to cool blue. You can choose a LED light that shines with the familiar warm glow of a traditional lightbulb - or go for one that mimics natural light. Look for the 'shade of white' indication on the packaging. 

    Wattage and brightness

     

    Wattage is often confused with brightness. With traditional bulbs, we relied on wattage to indicate bulb brightness. 

     

    However, wattage does not measure brightness, it measures power consumption. LED bulbs emit the same amount of light as traditional light bulbs. When selecting LED bulbs, look at light output, which is measured in lumens (lm).  It’s indicated on our packaging.  For your convenience, we also show the equivalent wattage of an incandescent because we know you are still familiar with this. 

    Light quality

     

    Low quality LEDs have been are currently flooding the market. Many of these LEDs start to noticeably fade after a year.   

     

    Philips LEDs were designed to provide a consistent quality of light over time. They will keep shining almost as brightly as they did when new for most of their lifetime.  Philips LED lights will last for 15,000 20,000 hours - that’s about 15 years*.

    * Average life at 2.7 hrs/day

    Cost saving, energy efficiency

     

    The first LED bulbs cost considerably more than conventional traditional bulbs . 

     

    Today, LED bulbs are closer in price to traditional conventional bulbs, they use less energy and last longer thus pay off.. Philips LED bulbs last up to 15,000 20,000 hours, which is 15 years when used 2.7 hours per day on average. If a bulb is on for three-and-a-half hours per day, it will last for 15 years. Philips LED bulbs consume about 80% less energy than conventional bulbs. So, you can ’ll soon enjoy significant savings on your energy bill. 

    Dimmable

     

    Many people think that LEDs cannot be dimmed or controlled.

     

    Yes, they can. LEDs are digital, which means they can be turned on or off.  However not all LED bulbs are designed to dim. If you want to use a dimmer, choose bulbs, which can be dimmed.  Look for the dimmable logo on packs.  In many cases, you can use your existing dimmer switches. There’s also an online list of dimmer switches to help you make sure the LED is compatible.

    Safety

     

    Some people think LEDs are harmful to the eyes.

     

    LED lights are as safe to the eyes as any other artificial light source. They are not like lasers, the light is not focused to a single point, and the intensity is comparable to traditional bulbs and halogen lamps.  Further LEDs do not contain mercury, lead or other toxic materials.  They are completely recyclable.

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