If you like to live in a bright environment, then you need to think about LED halogen replacement. Nowadays, LED lamps are gradually replacing analogs with a higher level of energy consumption, in particular, halogen ones. If the lamp holder in the lighting fixture matches the base of the light source, it is allowed to replace lamps of one type with another. It is easier to put 220-volt LED lighting elements instead of ineffective analogs into the lamp since a current stabilizer is already provided for in the design of such a lamp.
Why do you need to fall in love with LED lamps?
- Today, LED lamps are the most economical sources of light for housing. Compared to incandescent and halogen lamps, lighting costs are reduced by 6 – 9 times.
- More recently, halogen lamps were the most advanced electric light sources. Nevertheless, it is painfully wasteful. Moreover, their term of work is also short – a month or two for daily used fixtures. In contrast to them, LED lamps are able to function smoothly for several years in a round-the-clock operation mode, and at the same time, they consume in 5-6 times less electricity.
This is important to know!
LED lamps connected in parallel with incandescent or halogen lamps to one power source (for example, to a step-down transformer), or to one switch burn out very quickly (sometimes after 2-3 turns on). Therefore, in luminaries with several lamps, it is advisable to immediately replace all halogen lamps with LED ones, and not one or two.
Which LED lamp is better to buy?
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When buying LED lamps, you should pay attention to such parameters as the material, the type of cap, color temperature, light output, voltage range, and bulb shape.
Material. For the production of directional light diffusers, rather strong materials such as transparent and opaque plastic, as well as frosted polycarbonate, are most often used. For this reason, LED bulbs are much less fragile than incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, and even able to endure a drop from a small height without damage.
Cap. It is made, most often, of nickel-plated brass to prevent corrosion and ensure strong contact with the lamp holder.
Bulb shape. A bulb is an element that covers light-emitting parts and performs two functions – protects the inner parts from external influences, and also scatters the light flux. It can be transparent, opaque, and mirror. Replaceable lamps of various shapes are presented on the market, which largely determines the scope of the product. There is a general alphanumeric system for marking devices according to their shape, which is based on measurements of the diameter of the device in millimeters.
Power. Choosing the power of your LED lamps, you should pay attention to the fact that the power declared on the package does not always correspond to the actual one. In some cases, the LED may shine somewhat less than expected. In addition, you should be prepared for the fact that over time, the brightness of the LEDs may decrease – it all depends on the quality of execution.
To date, LED lamps are present in many homes, as they act as environmentally friendly light sources. They do not pose any threat to human life and health, even when burned out or damaged. Thus, such products are truly a worthy replacement for classic incandescent and halogen lamps. LED light sources consume less electricity, have a longer life, and are distinguished by aesthetic appearance.