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7+ Must Read LED Lighting Articles

The world of lighting, LED specifically, can get overwhelming for those that are not directly in the space. From lumens, to watts, efficacy, and more; jargon and terms aren't doing you any good if you don't know what they mean. Not only is it just about LED terms, but also general concepts, facts, and methods of LED lighting technology and the fundamentals that are important to understand to use LED to it's fullest potential. In this post, we've gather the 7+ "must read" LED lighting articles you should read if you want to understand LED lighting a bit more and be much better off when you dive into the industry and technology. Whether you are a facility manager, electrical contractor, or building owner; all of these articles we've gathered will certainly give some value and we hope you enjoy them all  

Lighting Language: The BasicsDiscover commonly unknown terms and their definitions on one simple and easy to read page. From light efficiency to Color Rendering Index, it covers a lot of useful and basic terms you will need to know.  

LED Terms: Technical This page gets into the more technical terms, such as ballasts to dimmers. It's also a great post for anyone wants to get an understanding of LED fixtures and their parts. This and the previous article is really a "must" for just a basic understanding of LED.. from just two LED articles.  

LED vs CFL: A Comparison Looking to switch from CFL over to LED or have CFL currently and want to know why a switch would benefit you? Find out why LED is a clear winner over CFL with this post.  

LED vs Metal Halide Don't have CFL but rather metal halide lights? This post covers 9 huge points that compare LED technology to metal halide, and shows the clear winner of LED all throughout the post.  

LED vs Fluorescent Tubes: 9 Comparisons Comparison posts are great because they let us to put our current lights up to another and see who performs better. Since fluorescent lights are very common, we had to add this one to the list because we know it must apply to a lot of you!  

DesignLights Consortium vs EnergyStar Qualified: Explained Don't know what the difference between the DesignLights Consortium and EnergyStar qualified lights are? It's covered here, and it's a great read for understanding what the difference is, and why it matters.

Lifespan and what effects it in LEDs It's important to know what will shorten the lifespan of an LED so you can avoid the common mistakes. Read this post to get the most out of your LED system.  

Here we've put together a few extra posts we thought were interesting as well, and are certainly worth a check for more in-depth LED lights articles.

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