Frequently Asked Questions
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What does LED mean?
LED is the common abbreviation for Light Emitting Diode. Each individual LED consists of semi-conductor diodes that emit light when a voltage is applied. The electronics industry has used LED technology for several decades as indicator lights for various electronic devices. In more recent years, LED technology has progressed to the point where it is viable for general lighting applications.
Do LED lights contain any hazardous materials?
NO. Lumen LED's are free of all hazardous substances and are ROHS certified. Unlike the hazardous mercury in the old incandescent bulbs, LED's are environmentally friendly.
Are LED lights dimmable?
Most LED lamps have the function to dim. However, depending on the lamp, the ability to dim your lights will vary.
What are the advantages of LED lights?
LED brings several advantages to the lighting industry including: high efficiency, durability, superior life over other lamp sources, and reduced maintenance costs. This translates into energy savings, maintenance savings and an overall reduction in cost of ownership over the life of the product.
What is the process to change my facility to LED lighting?
A LED lighting conversion usually includes (3) types of solutions: (1) Complete replacement of the existing fixtures, (2) Retrofit of existing fixtures with LED components or, (3) Simple plug compatible bulb replacements. For each of these, existing wiring and power can often be used. LEaDer Lights will evaluate your facility and present you with the best solution. We also manage all incentive paperwork and deduct the incentives from your bottom line, making your transformation to LED lights hassle free.
Where can I get the LED light fixtures?
High quality LED lighting fixtures for business applications are available through LEaDer Lights. Please call or email us today for a free no obligation consultation.
What is a foot candle?
A foot candle is a unit for measuring illumination that equals one lumen per square foot.
What are the suggested replacements for the lights that I have?
Please see our products page for all the suggestions on replacement LED's.
How much can I save by switching to LED lighting?
On average, businesses that have converted their lights through LEaDer Lights, are saving around 58% monthly on their electric bill.
How much money will LED's save me?
The savings you will experience after installing LED's will vary based on how much your electric rate is, the hours the lights are on, and what percentage of your electric bill is from lighting. Our customers have reported seeing a 40-75% savings on their electric bill after installing LED lights.