10 Things to Know Before Choosing Contemporary LED Lighting

10 Things to Know Before Choosing Contemporary LED Lighting

LED lighting fixtures or LED lamps, as we know them, have become commonplace in the last few years. Once touted as the “future of lighting,” LED lighting is well and truly both – the future as well as the present. Whether you talk about home lighting or commercial lighting, contemporary LED lamps have stormed the market with their many advantages and taken over the traditional lighting.

Here’s looking at some of the most important features and undeniable benefits of contemporary LED lighting and why LED lights are considered better than their traditional counterparts. We also have a few handy tips on how to choose the right LED lights. Read on!


Why Choose LED Lighting?

Light Emitting Diode, or LED as it is popularly referred to, is a source of light that makes use of semiconductors and electroluminescence to form light. LED was discovered by James R. Biard and Gary Pittman in the early 1960s. The concept of LED has been around for decades, but it has recently caught the imagination of people in the residential and commercial lighting domain.

You might have been advised to invest in LED lights when designing or redesigning a space. But did you know why LED lights are better than their conventional siblings? Here are some key reasons why you should choose LED lights:


1. Energy efficiency

LED lights are considered to be more energy efficient than other sources of light and consume lesser electricity than traditional bulbs.

FLOS Bon Jour LED Table Lamp by Philippe Starck

Bon Jour LED Table Lamp by Philippe Starck

2. Durability

The long-lasting life and resilience of contemporary LED lamps make them a better option for home and commercial lighting.

Bellhop LED Lamps - FLOS Modern LED Lamps

The Portable and Robust Bellhop LED Lamps

3. Efficiency

LED lights are more efficient and robust compared to your conventional bulbs, incandescent bulbs and CFLs, which are very fragile.

Ventosa LED Portable Lamp - FLOS USA

Ventosa LED Portable Lamp

4. Targeted lighting

LED lamps emit light in a focused direction, making it ideal for lighting up interiors as well as exteriors. That said, most modern lamps use multiple LEDs.

Sawaru Directional LED Floor Lamp by Nendo Oki Sato

Nendo Oki Sato’s Sawaru Directional Floor Lamp

5. Warmup time

LED lamps are known to light up very quickly, with most of them getting to their full brightness level within a microsecond.

Tab T LED Table Lamp - FLOS Adjustable Lamp

Tab T LED Table Lamp with Adjustable Head

6. Cool light

Unlike other light sources, LEDs do not emit a lot of heat.

Michael Anastassiades's Extra T LED Table Lamp

Extra T LED Table Lamp by Michael Anastassiades

7. Gradual failure

In contrast to incandescent bulbs which abruptly go off once their life is over, LED lamps dim gradually and lose life over a period of time, allowing the user ample time to get a replacement.

So, there you go. These are some of the main reasons why LED lights are better than their other counterparts.

Things to Consider While Choosing Contemporary LED Lamps

Thinking of buying LED lighting fixtures? Here are a few things to remember and consider when choosing contemporary LED lamps for your home.

  • LEDs can be expensive

Yes, the upfront cost you would have to pay for LED lamps is definitely higher than regular lights. However, LEDs last way longer than your regular bulbs, so this cost is justified in the long run.

Arco LED Floor Lamp

Arco Dimmable LED Floor Lamp with Marble Base

  • They can be dimmed

Most contemporary LED lights are dimmable. They offer a “warm dim” – lowering the output as well as the color temperature. However, it is best to consult with your seller or a lighting expert to gauge what kind of dimming capabilities your preferred LED lamp offers.

Taccia LED Lamp by Achille Castiglioni

Achille Castiglioni’s Taccia Dimmable LED Lamp with Glass Diffuser

  • LED lights are dynamic in form as well as function

When it comes to the utility of LED lamps, there is no end to their functionality or variety.

 Kelvin LED Green Mode I Table Lamp

Kelvin LED Green Mode I Table Lamp with Light Adjusting Sensor

You can find a wide range of contemporary LED lighting options for:

  • Task lighting
  • Under-cabinet lighting
  • Cove lighting
  • Ambient lighting
  • Outdoor, stairway, hallway and walkway lighting

Tim Derhaag's 45 ADJ LED 1 Lighting

45 ADJ LED 1 by Tim Derhaag

Switching to LED lighting is, without a doubt, the way forward. Buying LED lighting can get confusing, thanks to the plethora of options available in the market. At FLOS, we are constantly striving to deliver the highest quality of contemporary LED lighting with lamps and fixtures that not only make a statement aesthetically, but also serve the purpose you want them to serve in a residential or commercial setting – indoors and outdoors.

Browse through our lighting collection of table lamps, wall and ceiling options, portable lamps, pendant lighting and floor lamps. 

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