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Common Questions Everyone Asks Before Buying LED Lights

Thinking about investing in LED lights? Chances are, you probably have lots of questions about them. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. There are plenty of questions everyone asks before buying LED lights.

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The most common questions that come up include:

Do they get hot?

Many people wonder if LED lights get hot like other bulbs. The short answer is no. LED light bulbs are made with light emitting diodes (hence the name LED) instead of filaments. These ensure that the bulbs produce a lot of light without creating heat in the process. 

Therefore, you can use as many LED lights as you want because they are not at risk of overheating like other bulbs. This means far less risk of fire dangers in homes and businesses.

Do they burn out?

Worried about burn out? Don’t be. All light bulbs eventually burn out. However, LED lights are built to last far longer than any other bulb on the market. While most light bulbs last only a few years before dying out, LEDs can last upwards of ten years before you ever have to worry about them burning out and needing replacement.

Do they flicker?

In addition to asking about heat, some people ask if LED lights flicker. This one is kind of tricky. Technically, they can flicker. However, LED light bulbs flicker at such a high rate of speed that it is completely unnoticeable to the naked eye. This means that you won’t have to deal with the annoying flicker of lights in your home or business and your eyes won’t have to put up with the extra strain.

Can LEDs harm our eyes?

To further the discussion of eye strain, many people wonder if LEDs can harm our eyes. While some studies suggest that the blue light in LED lights can be harmful, it is extremely unlikely. This is because we are exposed to blue light in our everyday life from technology such as computers and cell phones. 

The people who may report having trouble with their eyes around LEDs are those with medical conditions such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. Even then, the chances are very unlikely. 

What colors do they come in?

Nowadays, people want to purchase light bulbs in many different styles and colors. It can be difficult to find color options in incandescent and CFL bulbs. However, that’s not the case with LEDs. LED lights come in many different colors ranging from yellow and red to green and purple. They also come in a variety of styles to suit different needs. Whatever color you’re looking for, you’re sure to be able to find it at a store or online.

Can they be used both inside and outside?

LEDs sound great but can they be used both inside and outside? Of course! LEDs are incredible durable and can be used in just about any setting. They can withstand a variety of weather including rain, snow, wind, and sunlight. Use LED bulbs throughout your home for energy efficient light or use LED string lights to light up your home for the holidays. There really is no limit to what you can do with them! 

Are they dimmable?

This is a fantastic question! Yes, some LED lights are dimmable. Not all of them are, so make sure to read labels and packing information before purchasing them. However, they are offered with dimmable settings on remotes or switches. This is especially great for LED string lights that you use with decor. It’s also great for bedroom lamps, living room lighting, etc. If you know that you would benefit from the option of dimming your lights in your home, then LEDs are perfect for you. 

Can they grow plants?

Many people often wonder if LEDs can be used to grow plants. The answer really depends. It is possible to use LED lights to grow plants indoors. However, you need to have bulbs that are a specific style and color. You can’t use any regular LED string lights that flicker or have multicolor bulbs. Rather, you need LED lights that offer continuous light and one set color. Different colors can produce different results, so make sure to do your research on which color to get before using them for this purpose.

Ask us more

Do you have more questions than what is mentioned above? No problem! At LED Lights Unlimited, we are experts in all things LED lighting. We can answer any questions you may have on the topic. We can also offer plenty of lighting options for you including LED string lights, commercial string lights, lighting accessories, and more. Our LED light bulbs are far superior to many others and they come in a variety of colors and style options that you’re sure to love!

Don’t purchase LED lights from just anyone – contact LED Lights Unlimited for all of your lighting needs!