Problems LED Lights Can Experience and How You Can Prevent Them


Problems LED Lights Can Experience and How You Can Prevent Them

Here are problems LED lights can have and how you can solve them.

LED lights can last longer than all other lights you can find. If you use them properly, LEDs will last you for around 50,000 hours before you have to get new ones. What’s more is that LEDs are constructed from materials that are environmentally friendly, which keeps them from getting damaged as easily as other bulbs. Even with all of the great traits these lights have, though, they have problems like any other light. These problems can sometimes be fairly easy to handle, but it’s still important that you deal with them early on so that they don’t cause bigger problems later. Here are problems LED lights can have and how you can solve them.

Improper Installation

Many problems with LED lights stem from a poor installation process. When they aren’t installed properly, there are all kinds of problems that can pop up. Short circuits can be caused by loose and exposed wiring. The electrical supply can become overloaded. The distribution of light might not be how you like. You may even have to deal with breakdowns.

Prevention is the best method, and that means planning out the installation beforehand. Figure out what type and size of light you need and how many fixtures you can support using the electrical supply you have go a long way towards guaranteeing a successful installation process.  You also want to know how every lighting fixture contributes to your lighting system and what money you’re willing to spend on lights.

Not Using the Recommended Voltage or Current

Like with all lights, LED lights will have a certain voltage and current level that they can handle. If you don’t stay within the levels that are considered reasonable, your fixtures can either malfunction or fail completely. If you have too low of a current, your lights will be dim. If you go with a current that’s too high, the bulbs will burn out more quickly than they should.

By checking the manufacturer’s ratings for the bulbs you’re using, you’ll be able to tell if the bulbs you’re picking are the ones that are best suited for your electrical system.

Using LEDs in Warmer Environments

As we get into spring, the temperature outside is starting to rise. This can be a problem for LED lights because they don’t perform as well in warmer environments. The preferred temperature you want will be 25 degrees Celsius. This allows LED lights to function at peak capacity. If you lower this temperature, your lights could be even brighter, or they could rise in their luminous efficacy. In contrast, as temperatures rise above recommended levels, your lights will start dimming over time.

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