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What does LED stand for?

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What does LED stand for?

The acronym LED stands for 'Light Emitting Diode'.  Nowadays it is more commonly used to describe a lamp that contains multiple LED chips and is a very energy saving light bulb.  So if someone told you that their house was now full of LEDs, they don't just have a few LED chips, they have a house full of LED light bulbs that are rated at A, A+ or A++ saving a lot of money compared to the older style incandescent light bulbs or halogen bulbs. To put it in perspective, this is an Light Emitting Diode Chip: This is an...

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What's a Watt?

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What's a Watt?

A Watt is the unit of Power.  It listed on every single electrical device you have around the house or the office and it signifies how much power will be used by that electrical device.  For example, the kettle in my kitchen is from NEXT and although fits beautifully in our kitchen is fairly poor with it's energy efficiency and apparently uses between 1450W and 1750W when turned on, the list is endless of the appliances now around the home that consume major amounts of electricity.  One thing that you may not appreciate is that although light bulbs may seem...

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Why should I buy my LEDs Online?

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Why should I buy my LEDs Online?

LEDs are hard. Hard to understand. Hard to work out what you need. Hard to get the perfect one.  Getting the right LED could completely change the way your home or office looks and can really save you loads of money in the long run. So why should you buy your LED bulbs online?  Well the answer is simple, if you buy them online from a specialist online LED retailer like LEDSmiths.com then you are guaranteed to get the best advice and service from a supplier that focuses on nothing else but LEDs. I mean you could go to your local...

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