Top Quality LED and CFL Lights Are Our Priority!
Our LED lights have a lifetime of at least 30,000 hours, often 50,000 hours and up to 80,000 hours. A big advantage of LED lights is that they will start at full brightness even in the cold. The life and efficiency of LED lights increases in cold temperatures so our LED lights are ideal for pantries, porches, wood sheds, garages and shops. The life is not affected by the number of On Off cycles making LED lights well suited to high intermittent use areas such as bathrooms, entrance ways, and pantries. LED is an acronym for Light Emitting Diode, this is a solid state device and so any orientation is acceptable. Polarity does matter for our LED
Some of our LED lights use large 1 watt LED's. Our LED lights use only high quality LED's and will keep 90% of their brightness even after 50,000 hours of use.. Beware of less expensive LED lights, most 1 watt LED's will become dim with only 1000 to 2000 hours of use. Although our lights are assembled in China the actual LEDs come from USA, Japan, or Taiwan.
Here is a breakdown on the voltage range for our various LED bulbs:
12V is 10.5V to 14.5V DC
24V is 22V to 29V DC
32V is 30V to 40V DC
48V is 45V to 60V DC
The voltage range on our 120V AC and 220VAC LED lights is plus or minus 10%.
Polarity does matter with any of our new LED Bulbs and the pin on the bottom of the bulb must be wired positive.
Only use 12V AC LED lights for track lights if the mains supply is 120V AC and transformed to 12V AC (i.e. if the house or boat is connected to the grid or an inverter and the power is run thru a transformer before going to the LED lights). However the 12V DC LED and 24 VDC LED lights can be used for track lighting if your system is a 12 or 24 volt battery system.
Compact Fluorescent Light Information:
When used with a battery system our compact fluorescent lights have a lifetime of up to 8000 hours and 8000 - 10,000 On/Off cycles. Our CFLs do not flicker when they start, any orientation is acceptable and wrong polarity will not harm the light. However they will not operate unless the center pin is positive. Our CFLs have been tested and found to comply with Canada's as well as the USA's radio frequency interference standards. If the temperature is below normal room temperature compact fluorescent lights may be slow to start and take a few minutes to come to full brightness. If the light does not start within one minute it may die trying. The lights may not start below minus 10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit). The battery voltage range for a 12V DC system should be between 10.5V and 14.5V DC and between 22V and 29V DC for a 24VDC system.
Fluorescent lights work by exciting mercury which gives off ultra violet light. This ultra violet light is changed to a colour that is visible to the human eye by the phosphors coating the tubes. Different phosphors are what make the light give the soft white colour or the daylight colour. Because all fluorescent lights contain mercury, they must be disposed of properly. Consult the recycling department of your city hall, regional district or county.