DIY Tips on How to Sustain Your LED lighting
Did you know that LED lights last 50,000 on average?
That said, this is the average lifetime. Some LED lights last more than the average, and some less.
Is there something you can do at your end to ensure your LED lights last more than the average?
Sure, you can. In this post, we’ll look at 6 DIY tips to sustain your LED lighting.
Let’s get started.
- Pick the Right LED lights
First things first: investing in quality LEDs minimize maintenance requirements. You may not know, but not all LEDs are made equal. LED bulbs with a CRI90+ rating give you a much better all-round performance than those having a CRI80+ rating. We recommend you to always buy CRI90+ LED bulbs.
In addition, inquire about anything that may damage the LED bulbs, its efficiency or the fixture before you make a purchase. Furthermore, make sure the LED light you pick emits the color temperature you’re looking for.
- Read the Product Manual
Reading a product manual is nobody’s idea of fun, but it can help you learn about the right way to install and dissemble the lights, as well as any limitations the product may have.
- Turn Off the Lights When You Don’t Need Them
Sure, LED lights are way more efficient than traditional bulbs. Nevertheless, they do still need electricity to emit light. Turn your LED bulbs off when not needed, and your bulbs will last longer and your electricity bill will drop a fraction.
- Perform Regular Inspections
Did you know LED lights can be synced with smart homes, allowing you to control and monitor them over a network? Smart products make it easier for the facility manager to carry out periodic inspections. Maintaining the LED lighting helps keep a tab on their functionality, besides allowing one to timely discern any shifts in light color, changes in color temperature, and/or degradation in the output.
- Install a Dimmer
Most, if not all, LED lights require a modern dimmer. Using a dimmer allows you to lower the bulb’s voltage when required, which, in turn, makes it more energy efficient and reduces the illumination output. Lowering the voltage, in turn, enhances the LED bulb’s lifespan.
- Clean Them Periodically