WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN PURCHASING AN LED SYSTEM / FIXTURE ?
Whether you purchase from Flexalite or any other company, there are few things you should look out for when purchasing an LED system or fixture:
ARE THE BRIGHTNESS FOR LEDS COMPARABLE TO OTHER LIGHT SOURCES ?
Many LED suppliers may claim their products are comparable to other light technologies, but in some cases they are not. Or if they are, the beam angle is quite narrow, which intensifies the light to achieve the comparable light output, but as you go outside the beam angle, it drops dramatically.
All of Flexalite’s LED products are tested to ensure brightness, heat dissipation and the beam angle are the same or greater than that of a comparable form of light fixture. If it doesn’t not meet these requirements, we will not offer these products to our valued customers. Samples purchases can be made and if its not to your requirements, we will unconditionally refund your money.
HOW LONG WILL LEDS LAST ?
Like all light sources, LEDs will slowly degrade over time, which can be caused by heat generated within the housing and the drive current. Some suppliers my quote 100,000 hrs life, but beware that’s the life of the LED in a test laboratory at controlled conditions. As soon as you put a lens, and cover with a housing over an LED it drops the life dramatically due to the build-up of heat.
This heat must be removed from the lighting fixture or system to maximise performance and to avoid damage to the LEDs. Heat removal can be achieved through a design specific designed and engineered heat sinks that draw heat away from the LEDs and dissipate it into the air surrounding the fixture housing.
HOW CAN I JUSTIFY THE COST OF BUYING AN LED SYSTEM / FIXTURE ?
For LED lighting solutions, the initial fixture costs may be higher than comparable incandescent and fluorescent lighting solutions. But this initial cost should also account for the cost of owning, operating, and maintaining a lighting system. With the longevity of LED lighting fixtures, it avoids the maintenance and materials costs which is required for multiple relampings of incandescent fixtures over its life. Furthermore. LEDs reduces power cost by up to 80% over conventional lighting systems, which gives a more attractive payback period.
Flexalite has for a long time resisted supplying to the domestic market, but due to the dramatic drop in pricing over the years, it has become more viable than ever.
WHAT DOES RGB MEAN ?
RGB LED fixtures/systems consist of RED, GREEN and BLUE lights which allows an array of colours to be produced. With Flexalite’s range of controllers, it allows the user to select a varity of modes, from choosing a specific colour to apply different display modes, ie fading, flashing, cycling through different colours, etc
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR PRODUCTS AND OTHER LEDS IN THE MARKET ?
All of Flexalite’s product under go rigorous testing to ensure quality of the fitting and lightout is up to our standards. Generally if its not comparable to any other conventional light source in lightout, then we will not offer it to our customers. We don’t see a point for our customers to pay a higher price for something that’s lesser in quality and light output.
Flexalite’s warranty period ranges from 3-5 years, which we will adhere to any claims unconditionally if any of our products do not function as required during this period.