FAQ

Why do most Lidlum products require a delivery time that varies according to the model?

Comme nous n’utilisons que des composantes de très haute performance et que la technologie liée aux DEL s’améliore constamment, nous privilégions une approche basée sur la fabrication sur commande. Cependant, certains produits d’utilité commune ont des délais de livraison plus rapides que d’autres.

Is LED lighting different from other types of lighting?

There are many factors that distinguish LED lighting from other types of technology, including:

  • Reduced consumption versus available lighting power (Lm/w);
  • Longer lifespan;
  • A greater visual impact when compared with traditional lighting (up to 25% more in comparison with HID);
  • A precise selection of lighting characteristics such as CRI and CCT.

What distinguishes Lidlum products from other LED products?

We prefer that our customers and users confirm their satisfaction with the product themselves, but here is a summary of Lidlum‘s hallmarks:

  • The conception, design and manufacture are performed entirely in our facilities, in North America;
  • Our thermal expertise allows a low-weight design, providing a below-average lumen/weight ratio, which reduces the load on the supporting structures;
  • Exclusive use of high-quality components and raw materials;
  • The experience of our team, which has several experts with over 30 years of experience in the LED field;
  • The manufacture of each product, even if mass-produced, is done with pride, great care and attention, just as a craftsman would;
  • Related services such as lighting plans, integration, and management of turnkey projects, are all offered within our own company;
  • Our products lead the pack in terms of specifications—at all levels. We are completely at ease with any technological challenges.

Can any type of lighting be replaced with LED lighting?

Yes, 99% of the time. On the other hand, to ensure that it’s possible for your type of lighting, contact your lighting specialist.

Can LED lights be used outdoors?

Yes, some models of LED lighting can be used outdoors, but they must be designed for that purpose. Different standards (IP66 and IP67, among others) specify the required sealing criteria.

Models designed for an outdoor setting are used, for instance, for parking lights on exterior walls of buildings, in mines, for cold storage, etc.

Are they really are less energy-consuming and more environmentally friendly?

Yes, because LED lighting produces more light for a lot fewer watts. Since it produces much more light, the number of lights required for the same area is really lower in comparison with standard lighting. LEDs are environmentally friendly because they have a long lifespan, require little maintenance, and do not contain chemicals such as mercury and lead.

What is the lifespan of LEDs and how are they maintained?

Depending on the application of the lights and their design, LEDs can run up more than 100,000 hours with no decrease in power. Lidlum lighting is carefully designed to maximize the life of the LED, and has no moving parts subject to wear, or filament that can burn, or ballast to replace. Maintenance of LED lighting is minimal or nil, which is ideal for areas that are difficult to access, in comparison with standard lighting that requires specialized equipment each time you need to replace a bulb, for instance, for street lighting.

What are the specific units of measure for LED lights?

Here is a non-exhaustive list of common definitions and measurements of LED lighting:

  • Lumen: unit of measure of a luminous flux from a light source;
  • Foot-candle: unit of measure of the amount of light that illuminates a given surface and which corresponds to 1 lumen per 1 square foot;
  • Watt: unit of measure of the power of the energy used by the lighting apparatus;
  • Kelvin: unit for measuring colour temperature. The so-called cold colour light (from about 5000 K @ 6500 K) is close to the light of daylight, while warm colour light (about 2700 K), which is slightly yellowish, is more like the light of a candle or a fireplace;
  • Colour rendering or CRI: a relative measure which rates lighting sources from 0 @ 100. The higher the colour rendering index, more the colours look natural under the lighting. It is defined as follows: 80 and + = Excellent, from 60 @ 80 = Good, 60 and less = Weak;
  • Ballast: provides voltage to turn on a lamp, regulates and compensates for current fluctuations.