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How Cold Weather Affects LED Lights

You may not believe it. You may not notice it. You may not even be aware of it. But, in December and January, your LED lights will be performing marginally better. Winter months and cold weather improve the intensity and lifespan of LED lights. Actually, it’s more accurate to say that ambient temperature, and therefore…

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What Is A Lumen?

The formal answer to this question is horrendous. “The lumen is the standard unit for the luminous flux of a light source. It is an SI derived unit based on the candela. It can be defined as the luminous flux emitted into unit solid angle (1 sr) by an isotropic point source having a luminous…

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Effects Of Temperature On LED Lights

Believe it or not, air conditioning can make your lights brighter, though not directly, of course, and only as it pertains to LED lights. Why? “In general, the cooler the environment, the higher an LED’s light output will be. Higher temperatures generally reduce light output. In warmer environments and at higher currents, the temperature of…

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Can LED Lights Die?

  Yes, LED lights can die, but their lifetime is comparably much longer than standard halogen, incandescent, and compact fluorescent lamp bulbs. A common rule of thumb is that an LED bulb has a life expectancy of 50,000 hours (though mileage may vary between manufacturers), or in other words if you used an LED light…

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What To Do If Your LED Light Strings Get Wet

It’s useful to first understand the difference between dry, damp, and wet-rated LED lights to determine what to do if your LED light strings get wet. Afterward, you can go about the best course of action based on the relative need of the situation. LED Light String Ratings Dry-rated LED lights are to be used…

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Can LED Light Strings Stay On All Night?

  The quickest possible answer to this totally valid question is: Yes.  Barring defects, power failure, dead bulbs, or some world-ending event, most LED light strings you come across will remain lit, safe, and functional all night. The likelihood of those issues happening is slim. LED light strings have highly reliable build quality and are…

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5 Ideas To Use LED Lights For

Light shapes how we perceive the world. It’s not just a way to see what’s around us. It directs and modifies how we focus our attention in a space, how we feel the warmth of a space, and how we establish a sense of comfort in a space — whether you’re inside or outside. It…

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Are LED Lights Bad For Your Eyes?

Countries around the world have been phasing out incandescent and low-efficiency light bulbs for more than a decade now, and though health hasn’t been a primary concern like affordability or cultural events, one question has floated around for some time: Do light emitting diodes have an effect on your eyes? More specifically, do LED bulbs…

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Choosing The Best Outdoor Light Sets

How do you choose between what’s nice to have and what’s right to have when shopping? It’s a tough decision to make. The best outdoor light sets walk a line between what makes sense on paper and what feels right in the location. There are three areas to consider when selecting an LED light set.…

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5 Great Ways To Use LED Light Sets

Lights shape how people live and work together. They affect how we feel, how we see, and how we interact with the spaces around us, both natural and man-made. LED light sets are a flexible way to customize your environment to match the event, time of year, and mood. There are several different applications and…

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