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LED lamps meet the Brazilian consumer tastes, which have seen the value of LED lamps when the technology is economical and efficient, despite the investment is higher at the time of purchase when compared to the old incandescent bulbs, which have been banned now.
In addition to a better illumination, the LED bulbs do not heat up and have no mercury and still allow you to create custom lighting for each type of environment.
In order to facilitate the presence of technology in every home, the Inmetro launched a booklet that explores the LED lamps in detail, teaching people in the best ways to use them, the options of LED lamps with greater durability, and power consumption. Check the main points of the booklet:
Tonality and fitness
LED lights in the tone of “hot or warm,” are the closest to the color emitted by incandescent lamps. The LED lighting that tone is more suitable for rest environments, such as rooms and TV rooms.
As for the LED lamps in white or neutral tone, they are more common in work environments. The tone bluish-white is classified as “cold”, which is most widely used in kitchens, service areas and other places that need to diffuse and full illumination.
Voltage and power
You can find there are four LED lamp options in the market: 12 volts – ideal for light fixtures, 127 volts, 220 volts or bivolt. Before buying your lamps, it is important to check which voltages are compatible with the electrical network of your home.
An incandescent 60 W corresponds to a fluorescent 15 W, which in turn equates to a 9 W LED. In the similar luminous flux, it is LED lamps need less power so LED lamps have a better luminous efficiency and spend less energy.
Through the National Energy Conservation Label, which will be present on the packaging of LED lamps, you can distinguish easily between energy efficiency and the specifications of all the options on the market.
So if you do not understand very well what power, voltage and all those numbers mean, just observe the lamp efficiency ratio and choose the best option, as it also goes to refrigerators and stoves.
Tips and Care
Avoid LED lamps exposed to the action of moisture and salt spray, to prevent corrosion of metal components. Also avoid using them in enclosed fixtures, and with little air circulation because the heat emitted by the bulb will not dissipate and this reduces its useful life, which is long: an LED lamp can last 10 years or more.
In the case of directional lighting with the famous spots, the lamps should not be installed with the light source facing any next obstacle, as this impairs the diffusion of light for the rest of the environment.
And not to weigh in the pocket, the tip is to first exchange old lamps in the most used rooms such as kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms.
Read the complete booklet of Inmetro for more tips, information and care with LED lamps. And of course, be sure to start investing in the benefits of LED technology in your home – enjoy and learn about the options in the market.