6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Using LED Lighting！
LED lighting is widely recognized for its energy efficiency, durability, and cost-effectiveness. However, to get the most out of LED lighting, it is important to avoid some of the common mistakes that many people make when using LED lights. When it comes to mistakes made with LED lighting, here are 6 of the most common issues you need to know, Canco will provide effective solutions to help you avoid these errors.
1.Incorrect Installation of LED Lights
One of the most common mistakes people make when using LED lighting is installing the lights incorrectly. Incompatibility between the LED lights and fixtures can cause flickering, dimming, or even complete failure. Therefore, before installing the LED lights, it is important to ensure that the lights and fixtures are compatible. If they are not, choose a different type of LED light that is compatible with the fixture.
In addition, it is also important to ensure that the LED lights are installed correctly to avoid any wiring or electrical problems. If you are not familiar with electrical wiring or installation, it is recommended that you seek professional help to avoid any mishaps.
2.Neglecting Driver Inspection
Another common mistake people make when using LED lighting is neglecting to inspect the driver. The driver is an essential component of the LED lighting system that regulates the electrical current. If the driver is damaged, it will affect the functionality of the LED lights.
LED is meant to be flicker free so if you are experiencing flicker, don’t change the bulbs but rather check the driver for damages. To avoid this mistake, it is recommended to regularly inspect the driver to ensure that it is in good condition. If the driver is damaged, it should be replaced immediately to prevent further damage to the LED lights. Consider Canco Lighting high-quality LED fixtures with anti-flicker drivers and OSRAM SMD LED chips for your next choice.
3.Choosing a High Lumen Output
Many people believe that choosing a high lumen output is always better when selecting LED lights. However, this is not always the case. Choosing a lumen output that is too high may lead to negative consequences. For example, choosing the highest lumen output available and causing distracting glares, causing discomfort or even eye strain. Additionally,high lumen output may lead to overheating, which can reduce the lifespan of the LED lights.
To avoid this mistake, it is important to choose only what works best for the space and not think in a more is always better mentality.A general rule of thumb is to choose a lumen output of around 400-600 lumens for a bedroom, 600-900 lumens for a living room, and 1000-1500 lumens for a kitchen or work area. Additionally, it is recommended to use dimmable LED lights. Canco Lighting work with Brand driver and led chip, available dimming DALI, 0-10V, 1-10V, PWM, to adjust the brightness level according to your preference.
4.Neglecting Color Temperature
Another common mistake people make when using LED lighting is neglecting to consider color temperature. Color temperature refers to the hue of the light produced by the LED lights. Choosing the wrong color temperature may result in an unappealing lighting environment.
To avoid this mistake, it is important to consider the intended use of the space and choose the appropriate color temperature for the LED lights. For example, a warm color temperature of around 2700K-3000K may create a cozy atmosphere in a living room, while a cool color temperature of around 4000K-5000K may be more appropriate for a work area.
LED lights require regular maintenance to function at their best. Dirt and debris can accumulate on the lights, reducing their effectiveness. In addition, some LED lights may require cleaning to prevent overheating. Regularly check and clean the LED lights to ensure that they are functioning at their best.
To avoid this mistake, it is recommended to clean the LED lights with a soft, dry cloth regularly. Avoid using harsh chemicals or water, as this candamage the LED lights. Additionally, it is important to inspect the LED lights periodically for signs of wear and tear, such as cracks or discoloration, and replace them if necessary.
6.Ignoring Natural Light Sources
Another common mistake people make when using LED lighting is ignoring the natural light sources in the space. Natural light can provide ample lighting during the day and reduce the need for artificial lighting, saving energy and reducing costs.
To avoid this mistake, it is important to take advantage of natural light sources in the space. You can greatly cut down on your utility costs by working that natural light into your plan instead and thereby reducing the hours you require artificial light, and/or the lumen output level needed.
In conclusion, while LED lighting has many benefits. However, like any solution, there is always a margin for error, it is important to be aware of these common mistakes to ensure that you are getting the most out of your LED lights. By choosing Canco Lighting high-quality LED fixtures you can enjoy their energy efficiency, longevity and high quality of lighting for many years to come. We offer practical solutions to an array of interior LED commercial lighting application.