LED lighting has revolutionized the market for lighting fixtures over the past few years, and LED bulbs have begun to dominate general purpose lighting as well. More and more manufacturers have taken to integrating LEDs directly into their products – but is that good news for the consumer?
Here, courtesy of Superior Lighting, is a quick breakdown of the pros and cons of integrated LED lighting fixtures:It is, of course, more difficult to replace an integrated light (LED or otherwise) than a screw-in bulb, but given the extensive lifetime of an LED bulb, is that really an issue? What, if any, other concerns should a consumer be considering when deciding to purchase integrated LED Lighting Fixtures?
Integrated LED Lighting Fixtures: Pros
- Longer lifetime rating than fluorescent or incandescent bulbs
- Longer lifetime rating than screw-in LED bulbs
- More control over light output and appearance
- Easier to control in terms of dimming
Because of the way they are installed, integrated LED bulbs have an even longer lifetime rating than screw-in LED bulbs. They are also more visually appealing, and much more energy-efficient.
Integrated LED Lighting Fixtures: Cons
- Installation is more complicated than a screw-in bulb
- Up-front cost is higher
- Difficulty in upgrading
The initial outlay for an integrated LED lighting fixture may be higher, but over the course of its lifetime an LED bulb will pay for itself in terms of cost savings many times over. Additionally, as the lifespan of many LED bulbs is over twenty years, the cost of installation can largely be disregarded.
Integrated LED Lighting Fixtures: Your Choices from Superior Lighting
eW Profile Powercore
This is a direct voltage LED fixture for common lighting tasks, such as display case applications. It is suitable for both retrofits and new installations, providing an excellent quality of illuminations well as drastic energy savings.
The eW Profile Powercore is available in 3000K or 4000K color temperatures, with three fixture lengths and a number of housing colors designed to match any decorative environment. It uses 40 percent less power than any fluorescent counterpart, and a staggering 80 percent less than incandescent fixtures.
eW Downlight SM Bezel Module
This item is a surface-mounted LED downlight with a low profile that’s ideal for providing basic white light illumination for any given situation. The W Downlight SM Bezel Module is easy to install and uses standing mounting, so there is no requirement for remote transformers.
There are four versions – the 2700K and 3000K models are suitable for open environments such as homes, restaurants and hotel lobbies, while the 3500K and 4000K models are best suited for areas when higher levels of lighting are needed, such as offices and hospitals.
This fixture uses 80 percent less energy than the equivalent incandescent light, and lasts over forty times longer.
Interested in Learning More About Integrated LED Lighting Fixtures?
If you are yet to be convinced about the effectiveness of integrated LED lighting fixtures, especially in terms of cost effectiveness over an extended period of time, then please contact the team at Superior Lighting today by phone at 888-577-1894 or use our online contact form and we’ll follow up with you via email as soon as possible.