FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS AN LED?

LED is the common abbreviation for a light-emitting diode. Each individual LED consists of a semiconductor diode that emits light when a voltage is applied to it. The electronics industry has used LED technology for several decades as indicator lights for various electronic devices. In more recent years, LED technology has progressed to the point where it is viable for general lighting applications. 

DO LED LIGHT BULBS CONTAIN MERCURY?

No. LED bulbs do not contain mercury. They can actually be recycled as they do not contain hazardous substances and are manufactured without hazardous substances.

HOW DO LED LIGHT BULBS COMPARE TO CFL BULBS?

Studies show LED light bulbs use 50% less energy than CFL bulbs and in many cases last 10 times longer than CFL light bulbs. They are much more durable, environmentally friendly, vibration and shock resistant and offer excellent light quality, both indoor and outdoor.

IS LED LIGHT A DIFFERENT TYPE OF LIGHT?

Yes, LED light is said to be a safer, healthier light. LEDs do NOT produce any sort of ultraviolet radiation which causes fabric fading, color fading in Art, carpeting and other soft goods. There is none of the ‘buzzing’ or ‘flickering’ that many people are sensitive to with LED Lights. Residential and especially commercial and industrial plants, stores libraries, galleries, and warehouses can immediately benefit from LED Lighting.

ARE LEDS ENERGY-EFFICIENT?

The best white LED products meet or exceed the efficiency of fluorescent and high-intensity discharge (HID) light sources. However, many LED products currently avail-able in consumer market channels are only marginally more efficient than incandescent lamps, and many suffer from very low light output relative to incandescent lamps and CFLs.

What are the benefits of using LED lighting compared to traditional incandescent bulbs?

LED lighting offers several benefits over traditional incandescent bulbs, including significantly higher energy efficiency, which reduces electricity bills. LEDs also have a much longer lifespan, reducing the frequency of replacements. They produce less heat, enhancing safety and reducing cooling costs. Additionally, LEDs provide high-quality, instantly bright light without UV emissions, making them environmentally friendly and suitable for various applications.

Do LED lights emit heat? How do they compare to incandescent bulbs in terms of heat generation?

LED lights emit very little heat compared to incandescent bulbs. While incandescent bulbs release about 90% of their energy as heat, LEDs are much more efficient, converting most of their energy into light and only a small fraction into heat. This makes LEDs safer to handle and more energy-efficient, as less energy is wasted as heat.

Can LED lights be used with dimmer switches? Are there any special considerations for dimming LED bulbs?

Yes, LED lights can be used with dimmer switches, but it's important to use compatible dimmers designed for LEDs. Traditional dimmers for incandescent bulbs may not work properly with LED lights, causing flickering or limited dimming range. Ensure you choose LED bulbs and dimmer switches that are compatible with each other for smooth and effective dimming.

Are there any specific recommendations for disposing of or recycling LED lights at the end of their lifespan?

Yes, it is recommended to recycle LED lights rather than disposing of them in regular trash. LED bulbs contain valuable materials that can be recovered and reused. Many local recycling programs or electronic waste recycling centers accept LED bulbs. Check with your local waste management authorities for specific guidelines on recycling LED lights in your area to ensure they are disposed of responsibly.

Do LED lights emit any electromagnetic interference (EMI) that could affect sensitive electronic equipment?

LED lights can emit a small amount of electromagnetic interference (EMI), but well-designed LED products are engineered to minimize this. To avoid potential issues, choose LED lights that comply with EMI standards and have been tested for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). This ensures they will not interfere with sensitive electronic equipment or wireless signals in your home or workplace.

What factors should be considered when choosing the color temperature of LED lights for different applications?

When choosing the color temperature of LED lights, consider the desired ambiance and the specific application: 

Warm White (2700K-3000K): Ideal for creating cozy, inviting spaces like living rooms, bedrooms, and dining areas. It mimics the warm glow of incandescent bulbs. 

Neutral White (3500K-4100K): Suitable for workspaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, and offices. It provides a balance between warm and cool tones, offering a clear and bright environment. 

Cool White (5000K-6500K): Best for task-oriented settings like garages, workshops, and commercial areas. It enhances visibility and alertness with its bright, daylight-like quality. 

Color Rendering Index (CRI): A higher CRI (above 80) ensures colors appear more natural and vibrant, which is crucial for areas like art studios, retail spaces, and any application where color accuracy is important.

Can LED lights be used in conjunction with smart home systems for remote control and automation?

Yes, LED lights can be used with smart home systems for remote control and automation. Many LED bulbs are designed to be compatible with smart home ecosystems like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit. These smart LEDs can be controlled via smartphone apps, voice commands, and automated schedules, offering convenience and enhanced control over your lighting environment. Ensure the LED bulbs and smart home system are compatible for seamless integration.

Are there any government incentives or rebates available for switching to LED lighting in commercial or residential settings?

Yes, many governments offer incentives and rebates to encourage the switch to energy-efficient LED lighting in both commercial and residential settings. These incentives can include tax credits, rebates on the purchase of LED bulbs, and subsidies for larger energy-saving projects. To find specific programs available in your area, check with local utility companies, government energy departments, or environmental agencies. They often provide information on available incentives and how to apply for them.

Are Tektron LED compatible with existing lighting controls, such as timers and motion sensors?

Yes, Tektron’s LED lights are fully compatible with a wide range of existing lighting controls, including timers, dimmers, and motion sensors. Our LED products are designed to integrate seamlessly with your current systems, allowing for an easy and efficient upgrade without the need for additional equipment. This compatibility ensures that you can continue to enjoy the convenience and energy efficiency of your existing controls while benefiting from the enhanced performance and lower energy consumption of Tektron’s LED lights.

Do Tektron’s LED Lights emit any glare or flicker that could cause discomfort or eye strain?

Tektron’s LED lights are designed to minimize glare and flicker, ensuring a comfortable and consistent lighting experience. High-quality Tektron’s feature advanced technology to reduce flickering and provide uniform illumination, helping to prevent eye strain and discomfort. Proper installation and the use of compatible dimmers can further enhance the performance of Tektron lights, ensuring optimal comfort for users.

Are Tektron’s LED Lights suitable for use in areas with high humidity or extreme temperatures, such as bathrooms or outdoor environments?

Yes, Tektron’s LED lights are suitable for high-humidity and extreme-temperature areas like bathrooms and outdoor environments, ensuring durability.

How do Tektron’s LED Lights compare in terms of pricing to other types of lighting options, such as incandescent or CFL bulbs?

Tektron’s LED lights are initially priced higher than traditional incandescent bulbs and CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps). However, the true cost of lighting should consider not only the upfront price but also the long-term expenses associated with energy consumption and replacement costs. Tektron’s LEDs significantly outperform both incandescent and CFL bulbs in those areas.

What is the color rendering index (CRI) of Tektron’s LED Lights, and how does it impact the quality of light emitted?

The Color Rendering Index (CRI) of Tektron’s LED lights is typically above 80. CRI is a measure of how accurately a light source displays the colors of various objects in comparison to a natural light source. A higher CRI value indicates that the light source will reveal the colors of objects more faithfully and naturally.

Does Tektron LED emit any electromagnetic radiation or radio frequency interference (RFI) that could interfere with electronics or wireless signals?

No, Tektron LED lights are designed to minimize electromagnetic radiation and radio frequency interference, ensuring compatibility with electronics and wireless signals.

What makes Tektron lighting solutions more energy-efficient compared to traditional lighting options?

Tektron lighting solutions utilize advanced LED technology, converting more energy into light and less into heat, resulting in higher energy efficiency compared to traditional lighting options.

How do Tektron products contribute to cost savings for commercial and domestic users?

Tektron products offer substantial cost savings for commercial and domestic users through their advanced LED technology, resulting in significant reductions in electricity expenses and long-term maintenance costs, ultimately enhancing overall efficiency and profitability.

Can Tektron lights be dimmed to adjust brightness levels according to different preferences and needs?

Yes, Tektron lights can be dimmed to adjust brightness levels according to different preferences and needs, offering flexibility and customization for various lighting environments.

What kind of warranty or guarantee do you offer on Tektron products?

Tektron products are backed by a generous 5-year warranty, providing customers with assurance and confidence in the reliability and quality of our lighting solutions.

Are Tektron lights suitable for outdoor use, such as in gardens or parking lots?

Certainly! Tektron lights are versatile and can be used in a wide range of outdoor applications, including entryways, walkways, parking lots, balconies, lawns, pathways, and more, providing reliable illumination for enhanced safety and aesthetics.

How do Tektron lights contribute to environmental sustainability compared to other lighting options?

Tektron lights contribute significantly to environmental sustainability by utilizing energy-efficient LED technology, thereby reducing carbon emissions and minimizing waste compared to traditional lighting options, ultimately conserving resources for future generations.

Are Tektron lights flicker-free, ensuring comfortable and consistent illumination?

Yes, Tektron lights are flicker-free, providing comfortable and consistent illumination, ensuring optimal visual comfort for users.

Can Tektron lights be used in specialized environments like hospitals or food processing facilities?

Yes, Tektron lights are designed to meet the specific needs of specialized environments like hospitals or food processing facilities, ensuring compliance with safety standards and providing reliable illumination in critical settings.