Americans are waking up and finding out what the rest of the world has known for several years. LED Lighting is an efficient way to save energy.
When we began our business of selling LED Illuminary Lighting, there were a total of 3 sites on the internet where you could find LED Illuminary lights. Now a little over a year later, the number of sites with LED illuminary lights is growing at an incredible rate. Everyone is trying to cash in on the latest Gold Rush to hit the internet. Is this a bad thing? Yes and No.
No because it shows the American Entrepreneur is still alive and at least trying to make a living. Yes because most of the new sites are selling imported junk. Maybe not intentionally but it is still junk. And the major lighting companies are loving it! They are just pointing at the LED lights and telling everyone that LEDs are not reliable enough yet. I hate to admit it but in most cases they are right.
Where the major lighting companies are wrong and are not telling you is that not all LED lights are the same. A lack of any standard for LED lighting allowed lots of lights onto the market that just were not ready yet. A common mistake is to overdrive the diodes to the point where heat breaks them down and the lights go phttt leaving you with a very expensive paperweight. The correct way is being done with G2 ActiveLED technology by working within the capabilities of the technology and not trying to overdrive the fixtures to produce more light. The harder you drive the fixture the shorter the expected lifespan will be.
A good indication of the quality of lighting to expect will be with the length of warranty being offered. A bulb with a 1 year warranty will probably not last much longer than the warranty. You also need to see who is going to service that warranty. Read the fine print. And when you can find them, stick with American Made LED lights built here in the USA. They will have the best warranties available.
Unless you have been studying LED lighting for some time and know what to look for in a good quality light, chances are you may be very disappointed with your first experience. We certainly were with what was available at the box stores.