LED lighting selection guide.


A layman’s guide to choosing the correct type of LED lights for your home.

LED wall lights, LED downlights, LED strip lighting and simple LED light bulbs. The an ample choice of LED lights to chose from  the options are endless but selection of good quality LED lamps is essential in order to benefit from the huge energy savings that can be expected from changing your old lights over to LED.  The most popular option today is downlights and the LED choices are daunting but there are some simple tips to get you on your way.

Stay clear of LED lamps sold in general lighting shops or those big hardwares.  Reading reviews on Google can really help you find top quality LED lamps.  Only buy your LED lamps from specialist suppliers or you can buy directly from us.

5 popular LED downlights.

  1. E27 edison screw LED lamps (240 volt)
  2. GU10  bi-pin LED lamps (240 volt)
  3. Panel lights (multi-chip)
  4. MR16 12 volt ‘single chip type’.
  5. LED one piece kits  ‘single chip type’.

The last 3 run on extra low voltage (ELV) of between 12 to 50 volts and the LED kits come with a driver which is a small transformer that drops and converts the voltage to a suitable waveform for optimum LED lamp performance.  The panel lights are made up of small LED chip sets and come in all shapes and sizes from small round downlight type fittings to large square panels.

Links to some of the top LED lamps

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The most popular option for LED lighting now seems to be the affordable ELV multiple chip downlight kit. They offer a lot of good light and good beam spread (for some models) and have been around long enough to have chalked up a good reputation. Three of the best brands we recommend are SAMSUNG, SORAA and CREE (As in CREE, California, USA. Not to be confused with cheap Chinese ‘CREE’ copies on eBay).  To get the best results always look for LED lamps with a high CRi (colour rendering index) of 85 or above. Soraa make a stunning LED lamp we use for art galleries with a CRi well above 90 and offers one of the most efficient LED lamps available worldwide.

In Perth you can contact us for your high quality LED lighting installations on 0404 216 333  or email us.