When it comes to shopping commercial LED fixtures for our working spaces, a lot of questions just pop up. How bright the lights should be? How much energy the lights will use? What are lumens? What are color temperatures? What certification we should look at? To help you unlock these puzzles, in this article we will go through all the terms you might see when searching for an industrial lighting solution.
- What are lumens?
The lumen (symbol: lm) is the luminous flux, a measure of the total quantity of visible light emitted by a source per unit of time. Generally speaking, the higher the lumen is the brighter the light will be.
- What are color temperatures?
Color temperature is conventionally expressed in kelvins, using the symbol K, a unit of measure for absolute temperature. Color temperatures over 5000 K are called "cool colors" (bluish), while lower color temperatures (2700–3000 K) are called "warm colors" (yellowish).
- What is Metal Halide Equivalent?
A metal-halide lamp is an electrical lamp that produces light by an electric arc through a gaseous mixture of vaporized mercury and metal halides (compounds of metals with bromine or iodine). It is a type of high-intensity discharge (HID) gas discharge lamp. Now people intend to replace metal halide bulbs with LED because LED is more energy-saving while producing the same brightness.
- What is DLC Certificated?
DLC certification is handled by The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the widespread use of high-performing commercial lighting solutions. The DLC established product quality specifications to promote high-quality, energy-efficient lighting solutions.
- What kind of LED should I choose for my working space?
It depends on your needs. If you are looking for a very bright, clear working environment, you should go with higher watts and higher lumens, 5000k cold color temperature LED.
LED High bay light fixtures are ideal for warehouses, factories, gas stations, a variety of shops.
LED Wall packs are ideal for ranches, farms, outdoor activities, security purposes.
LED Troffer lights are ideal for offices.