At the end of the day, the technology behind LEDs–the diodes themselves, heat sinking and so on–allows them to extensively outlast incandescent bulbs. Some LED High Bay Lights can last two decades (or even longer) with average use before they begin to dim, as opposed to an approximate two-year life for incandescent. LEDs also experience more of a gradual decline than the sudden burnout experienced with incandescent.
LEDs Use Up a Lot Less Energy
The big picture: Approx. 95% of the energy consumed into the light is converted by LED lights only, unlike incandescent bulbs, which convert only 10% of energy for light. The 90% of energy remaining is wasted as heat.
Not All LEDs Are Created Equal
Really want to get into the details about LEDs? A great place to start is the Energy Star. You can search through their database and find plenty of products that they’ve put through the wringer and are worthy of getting the iconic Energy Star Label.
What is people’s reactions to while switching to these lights?
Lots of people tried LED lighting when it was first available and it often produced dim, cold puddles of light and some are still in dilemma whether to get switched into LED or not.
There are still some challenges on the packaging that don’t make it easy to choose the right bulb for its purpose, but there’s a growing lobby for non-nonsense labelling, so hopefully, things will change. Take a look at my guide at the end of these questions for a step-by-step approach to getting it right.
Do High Bay LED Lights work successfully with dimmer switches where many energy saving bulbs do not work properly?
And the answer is Yes – dimmable High Bay LED lights are very reliable now. There are a few things to bear in mind.
You may have to get your dimmer switch changed to a High Bay Reflector light or LED compatible dimmer. This is because they handle much lower loads. For example, if you changed a ‘4 x 60-watt bulb central light’ to LED you would go from switching a load of 240 watts to nearer 30 watts.
Some bulbs have built-in circuitry to manage dimmers; some don’t. The best way to find out is to install them and if they don’t dim well, or flicker, you will know to replace the dimmer. High Bay Reflectors are not that much expensive than ‘regular’ dimmer switches.