What is LED Lighting?

LED Lighting is the newest technology in energy efficient lighting. LED stands for ‘Light Emitting Diode’. A diode is an electrical component with two terminals which conduct the electricity only in one direction. With an electrical current, the diode emits a bright light which can produce the same amount of light as a traditional globe. LEDs produce a spectrum of colors easily and brightly while using very little electricity to do so. A typical 50W halogen can now be replace with a 5W LED lamp which produces the same amount of light at a fraction of the running cost.

How long do LEDs last?

Vivid LEDs last around 50,000 hours. This compares to around 1,000 hours for traditional incandescent globes and 2,000 hours for traditional halogen lamps. Typically a LED light will last more than 15 years when used for 8 hours per day.

Can I replace my current globes with LEDs?

Yes you can. Our LEDs come with a variety of bases including GU10 and MR16 to replace traditional halogen globes and also E27 screw in bases.

Can LEDs be dimmed?

Yes. We supply a number of lamps and downlights which are dimmable with a standard dimming unit.

What is COB technology?

COB stands for Chip On Board. COB LEDs are a new form of LED lighting where single LED chips are placed directly on a circuit board. They are more reliable than standard LED lamps.

Beam angle. Which one?

The beam angle for an LED lamp determines whether the light emitted by the LED is concentrated in a narrow beam, or spreads the light out to cover a larger area. The beam angle you choose is usually determined by what height your ceiling is from the object or floor area to be illuminated. Generally, the lower the rated power of the LED, the narrower the the beam angle should be in order to concentrate the light emitted.

What is High Colour Rendering Index?

The Colour Rendering Index (CRI) of an LED relates to the way objects appear under the light source. A high CRI allows an objects colours to appear more natural.