The LED Bulb...is the Direct
Replacement of the Incandescent Light Bulb. Any light bulb you are
using can be efficiency replaced by a "LED Bulb". However,
customers are generally confused when it comes to understanding how to select
the proper LED Bulb to replace the standard incandescent lamp. This is
caused by applying our life long general understanding of how to judge
"light bulbs" to LED Bulbs. This is like trying to compare
apples with oranges.
LED Bulbs do not follow the common understandings we apply to
incandescent light bulbs. For instance, with incandescent bulbs we all know
that more watts equal a brighter light. With LED Bulbs, voltage is one of the
important elements in determining the application, but voltage does not
necessarily equate to greater or lessor illumination.
To determine what LED Bulb to use, one needs to define the
application by the voltage, the base and the lens you are illuminating.
Understanding the integration of the voltage, base and lens results in the
correct and inherently efficient application promised by LED technology.
Super-Bright single LED's emit the necessary apparent illumination for most
applications even when the available voltage is significantly less than the
metered voltage at the lamp socket. For example, 120V application may fluctuate
between 115V to 126V. An LED's can tolerate a voltage fluctuation of 5% over
its specifications. So our 130V LED Lamp Replacements are designed to
accommodate a voltage fluctuation up to 140V.
With the Super-Bright LED's, this over rating of the resistor value
does not effect the illumination. When we insert our 140V LED lamp into a 60V
application it will still illuminate the lens efficiently.
The Base is the part of the bulb which is inserted into the light socket (lamp
holder). Type of base refers to bayonet, flanged, screw, bi-pin, wedge,
grooved, candelabra, telephone slide, etc... Size and type are the same as the
incandescent bulb you are replacing so a cross reference with the incandescent
bulb number allows one to define the base for your application.
The Lens is a key to defining the proper LED Bulb for your application. The
lens can enhance or hinder the emission of perceptible illumination from the
LED. The selection of the proper LED Bulb requires you to define the lens
characteristics in terms of color, shape, size, and construction.
What color is the lens you are trying to illuminate? The color of the LED
used must correspond to the lens color. Red LED - red lens, etc... Is the lens
semitransparent (translucent) or opaque (dark). The lens shape. Round, dome,
flat? Is the lens fluted to enhance reflection? What are the inside dimensions
of the lens.