FAQs

1. What does LED stand for?

Answer: LED stands for Light Emitting Diode.

2. What does SMD and COB stand for?

Answer: SMD stands for Surface Mounted Diode and COB stands for Chip On Board.

3. How long do LED's last?

Answer: Simple, anywhere up to 40,000 hours, but remember buying from us your investment could be guaranteed up to FIVE years.

4. Do I need to buy any special LED light fittings?

Answer: No, most of our LED bulbs are what we call retorfit, meaning you simply have to change the bulb. Look out for the sizes of the product.

5. Why do you sell different brands of LED's?

Answer: Choice. We want customers to have just that, that's why we stock products form the leading UK companies.

6. Colour, I am not sure which is best for my home?

Answer: Warm White is by far the most popular when it comes to UK homes. Some bulbs have other options including both Day Light and Cool White, both of these are mostly used in Bathrooms and Kitchens.

7. Can LED's be used with a Dimmer Switch?

Answer: Yes some LED's can be dimmed but they do require the use of a Trailing Edge dimmer switch. See our switch section here.

8. Can I use LED's on a 12v circuit?

Answer: Yes you can, but LED's like to run DC not AC so you may need to change your transformers.

9. Are LED’s cost effective?

Answer: LED Bulbs are super energy efficient, not only in the power that they use compared to Halogen Light bulbs, but also in the amount of Co2 that they produce. Changing your lighting to LED could save you up to 90% on your lighting cost. Typically, 60% of your electricity is used in lighting, so making the change would offer a massive difference.

10. What is the best colour for indoor use?

Answer: Very much a personal choice, but we have sold far more Warm White for indoor use than any other colour.

11. What is the best colour for outdoor use?

Answer: Cool white is the best and most popular colour for outdoor use, but has also become popular in Kitchens and Bathrooms.

12. Should I use a mains or 12v circuit in my house?

Answer: Makes no difference, but there are a few things to think about. If it’s a new installation we recommend Mains voltage as you will save the cost of running an LED Driver. If you are replacing an existing 12v installation then please make sure you use a LED driver.

13. Do LED light bulbs get hot?

Answer: LED bulbs do run cooler than Halogen light bulbs but that is not to say they don’t get hot. We try to use the best heat sync to keep as much heat away from the light source.