Common LED Questions

Can I mix and match LED bulbs with standard light bulbs?

We do not know of any reason why you cannot get the remaining use out of your standard light bulbs, whilst replacing any that have blown with new LED bulbs. Using both LED and standard lights together could mean that they dim at a different rate. If it is for your home then there is little cause for concern, however in a display cabinet or shop front it may be more desirable to replace all of the bulbs with next generation Philips LED.

 

How long will an LED bulb last?

LED is a long last technology. Most Philips LED light bulbs have an average rated life expectancy of an amazing 35 years when used for 4 hours a day. That is over 55,000 hours of light before the bulb would need changing. When comparing this to a traditional light bulb there really is no comparison. Unless you like changing light bulbs with LEDs you may never have to change a bulb again - especially useful with ceiling lights or shop front lighting. Most of the cheaper LED bulbs on the market which we have tested do not last more than 2 or 3 years and have a very high failure rate compared to Philips LED bulbs. All Philips LED lighting products come with a manufacturer warranty for peace of mind.

 

Will they fit into my old light fixtures and sockets?

At EcoSave LED Lights all of our LEDs are 'retrofit' and designed to replace your existing bulb in the same fitting. Most bulbs we sell are 'perfect fit', as they have been standardised. If you have any problems then please contact the EcoSave LED Lights team on 01425 204 463 for assistance. At EcoSave LED Lights we have a no quibble returns policy so please do not worry. One simple error made is buying bayonet (B22) bulbs for Edison screw (E27) fittings - and vice versa. You can use our Select Fitting tool on the home page to help you choose the right bulb.

  

What's the difference between Warm White light and and Cool White light?

One of the advantages of LED is you have more control over the type of light known as "Colour Temperature". Depending on your environment you may wish to select a different type of light. At work, fluorescent tubes lighting is often used, this offers a cool light. It is quite an energetic light that seeks to imitate natural sunlight to help people feel energised and productive. It is a good choice for your bathroom or kitchen where the same need to see and be productive apply.  Where a warmer white is most commonly found is in environments where we may wish to relax. Warm white is usually found in living rooms, bedrooms or in a commercial sense in restaurants. Warm white is more about ambience than productively. LED lights can be dimmed which can create a dual use. However it is easy to get caught out by cheap dimmable LED lights with harsh colour temperatures.

 

What are Lumens and Luminous Efficacy (lm/W)?

Efficacy is how much visible light the light bulb emits measured in Lumens (lm) for every watt (W) of energy expended. Basically as a rule of thumb the higher the number of lumens (max 683) the brighter the bulb. For example an LED lamp emits 470 lumens and is the equivalent to a 40 Watt bulb. Unfortunately most other manufacturer rated lumen readings are often misleading as those bulbs tend to dim over time.

 

If you have any questions about our products, service or delivery please do not hesitate to contact us via the Contact EcoSave LED Lights link on our website or call us on 01425 204 463. We are here to help and provide the very best buying experience when shopping for Philips LEDs.