How to choose an LED for lighting

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LED technology is already demonstrating itself as a versatile and efficient choice for decorative lighting effects and the scope for using white LEDs for general illumination is enormous through the technological developments that have taken place in recent years, writes Jason Ford.

LEDs are changing the future of lighting, he states, and it is estimated that by 2020 LEDs will represent at least one third of the general lighting market.

The article begins:


With developments made in the efficacy of white LEDs in the past few years, LED technology is driving the future of lighting.

As white light is the main driver for general illumination, there is a particularly strong focus on improving the efficiency of white LEDs, which currently outperform tungsten halogen lamps with efficacies from 45-55lm.

Check out the full feature, written by Jason Ford, technical services manager at Osram.

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  1. Ryan
    September 01, 2009 19:55

    I’m shopping for a PAR38 dimmable LED lightbulb that is equivalent to a 100 watt flood lamp. I purchased one from http://www.eaglelight.com for $110. Although I like the quality of the bulb and it’s dimming qualities, I’m looking for a dimmable bulb that is more affordable since I need 12 of them to light up my yard. I hear that LEDs are getting cheaper by the month, but I have not noticed a price drop since I’ve been buying LEDs. Does anyone have any suggestions where I can buy a full dimmable PAR38?

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