At Ledpanelwholesale you will find product descriptions for each product with specifications for the respective product. In the specifications we find the term 'Lumen' with a related value. For a professional, this must be a familiar term. In this blog we explain what Lumen is, and how this value can best be interpreted.
What is Lumen? (Luminous intensity or luminous flux)
With Lumen we indicate the light intensity, or light output, of a light. It indicates how bright a light is by measuring how much visible light it emits in all directions. In short, the number of lumens indicates how much light a lamp can produce per unit of time.
Lumen and Power? (Luminous efficiency or Specific Luminous Flux)
The number of lumens that a light emits is always related to the power...
Different rooms need different amounts of light. Have you heard of the terms lumen and lux? These terms indicate the amount of light and the intensity of light. There is often a lack of clarity about these terms and about which light intensities/amounts are suitable for different types of rooms. In this blog we therefore clearly explain the difference between the terms lumen and lux and give you a clear overview of the luminance levels that are suitable to be used in different rooms.
Lumen is the measure of the amount of light. It is a photometric measure. This means that a subjective element, the human eye, is taken into account. The eye is more sensitive to certain colour temperatures than to others. For this reason, different light colors can cause different impressions of the amount of light....
Light and lighting technologies are constantly changing. In this way, light becomes more and more valuable and we continue to experience new advantages that light sources can bring. As we have discussed in previous blogs, we see that lighting achieves ever greater efficiency and thus saves energy. In addition, other applications of light are being discovered, such as internet via light .
Our bodies are very dependent on light. There is a lot of research going on nowadays on the effect of what light does to our bodies. These studies focus on the effects on our emotional well being, health and work efficiency.
The human body is used to the fact that light changes over the course of a day. For example, the daylight in the afternoon has a different colour and glow than in the evening or morning. By recognising these colours of the...
LED lighting is available in different light colours. With RGB LED lighting all colours can be formed. White LED lighting can vary in colour temperature. Why is choosing the right light colour so important? Different colour temperatures are suitable for different room types. In an operating room, for example, it is not desirable for warm white light to restrict visibility. In addition to the practical aspect, different colour temperatures create a certain atmosphere and the colour temperature also influences the biological rhythm of people. LED lighting is therefore available in different light colours. The colour temperature is expressed in Kelvin (K). The lower the number of Kelvin, the warmer and more yellow the colour of the light is. The higher the number of Kelvin, the colder and more blue the colour of the light is....
What is sustainability?
Sustainability is attracting more and more attention. We've all heard of it, but not everyone knows what we can do ourselves to live more sustainably and thus contribute to a healthier environment. In essence, sustainability is a broad concept. Sustainability is about balancing people, nature and the economy. It also means that we have to think about the depletion of the earth. Sustainability therefore includes all the efforts we can make to improve the environment, or at least to reduce pollution and depletion of the earth as much as possible. In addition, sustainability also involves limiting the violation of human rights.
As an example, we at Led Panel Wholesale always strive for the smallest possible ecological footprint. We do this by reducing the environmental impact, energy consumption and...
How does LED produce light?
LED lights are increasingly available as a replacement for other types of traditional lighting, such as; incandescent, halogen or fluorescent lighting. LEDs, or Light Emitting Diodes are a form of solid-state lighting. This means that LED lighting, semiconductors are used to produce light instead of a filament (incandescent lamps) or a gas discharge (fluorescent lamps). By running current through these semiconductors, these materials emit light. The colour of this light depends on the type of semiconductor used. The advantage of this type of lighting is that it produces little heat and is more resistant to impacts, vibrations, shocks and wear. As a result, the lifespan is considerably longer than other forms of lighting.
How does LED emit different colours?
LED light can...
Wireless means of communication have become indispensable in our daily lives. We use it all day long without thinking about it. The use of these wireless means of communication have become at least as usual as the use of water and electricity. So we are increasingly dependent on technology that ensures that data is effectively transferred. Despite strong progress and innovation in this area, most systems have only a certain capacity. Radio waves have only a limited spectrum suitable for wireless data transmission.
Data is transmitted by means of electromagnetic waves (radio waves). This method is scarce and expensive. There will come a time when this technology will no longer be able to meet the demand for data transmission. In order to meet this need, we will have to start thinking about alternatives. For some, the solution to the...
Summer is here and that means the festival season has opened. It seems as if more festivals are appearing every year to the point where you could attend several festivals each weekend. These are mostly music festivals, but also other types of festivals are becoming more and more popular. For example, think of food festivals and light festivals like the 'Amsterdam Light Festival'. In the Netherlands 1115 festivals are being organized in 2019. Such a large number of events attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors has a major impact on the environment. An important trend we see is that festivals pay more and more attention to sustainability. It can even be said that festivals are leading in this field. Many events are already taking measures, such as recycling waste. What is often not thought of is the use of LED lighting,...
LED lighting is not only ideal for illuminating indoor spaces, but can also be used very well outdoors. For example, think of lighting in a garden, lighting on the terrace of a restaurant or lighting on the facade of an office. The possibilities are endless and it is therefore possible that you do not yet have a clear picture of this. LED outdoor lighting can provide a very nice and atmospheric effect, provides more security and is also energy efficient. There are many different applications of LED outdoor lighting. In this blog we will discuss a number of these applications so that you can get a clear picture of them and get inspired by them.
Applications of LED outdoor lighting
Lighting of trees and plants
Trees are one of the more beautiful elements of a garden or courtyard. To make them stand out in the...
Sustainable entrepreneurship with LED lighting
Have you already started a sustainable business? Or do you think it's time to start? Then it is important to know what it means and how you can do this yourself. In this article we discuss what sustainable business is and how LED lamps can contribute to this.
What is sustainable entrepreneurship?
In sustainable entrepreneurship we pay attention to the impact on the environment, employees and society. It is about making a structural contribution to a healthier environment, a better working environment and the welfare of society. Sustainable entrepreneurship is mainly about going a step further than the law requires. The terms 'sustainable enterprise' and 'corporate social responsibility' are sometimes used interchangeably. These two forms of...
What do I do with my old LED lamps?
LED lighting is becoming increasingly popular due to the fact that LED lamps are energy efficient. This means that LED lamps are also better for the environment. Despite the fact that LED lamps have a considerably longer lifespan than traditional forms of lighting, they will have to be replaced sooner or later. But where do we put our old LED lamps?
Recycling of LED lamps
By correctly recycling old LED lamps, up to 90% can be reused. Unlike low-energy light bulbs, an LED lamp does not contain mercury or other toxic substances. They can therefore be recycled as small electrical appliances. In almost all cases, the LED lamps show a sign of a crossed-out waste container. They should therefore not be disposed of with household waste. Where should these types of lamps go?...
The recycling process of LED lighting
We are using more and more LED lighting because it is more sustainable and better for the environment. But do we know what happens to our used LED lights? LED lighting has a longer lifespan and is at the same time economical. It is therefore undeniable that LED lighting is the perfect alternative to traditional lighting systems.
It is important to know how the valuable materials used in these lighting products can be recycled and recovered. Using current e-waste recycling techniques, LED specific materials such as semiconductors such as gallium, rare earth metals such as yttrium, lanthanum or europium and precious metals would be lost and end up in our environment.
More than 90% of a LED lamp is recyclable!
How does recycling LED lighting work?
You probably know about all the advantages that LED lights have over conventional lamps - less energy consumption, less power costs, a much higher lifespan, the list goes on. You might have already switched to LED due to these reasons - good on you for taking that step! However, you might sometimes miss the cozy atmosphere that the lighting of your previous lamps created.
If that's the case, we might just be able to make your day. Did you know that (almost) all LED lamps and panels are dimmable? This means that you can recreate the same inviting, comfortable atmosphere you thought you've given up when switching to LED. Just read on to find out how you can achieve this.
1. Which types of LED lighting are dimmable - and which types are not dimmable (yet)?
First of all, good news. All of our LED...