Making the upgrade to LED lights can be one of the most rewarding investments for your property. However, things can turn sour if you invest in the wrong LED products or even electrical technicians. Unfortunately there are some unhappy stories about LED retrofits because the buyer chose to go with cheap supplies or electrical expertise and end up paying for it in terms of experience and additional costs. We share some of the common pitfalls that you should avoid when upgrading to LED lights.

Incorrect brightness.

Many people make the mistake of investing in the wrong type of LED light bulbs. This makes the area that they are trying to illuminate look dull. With incandescent bulbs, people would often look at the wattage (e.g. 60 Watts) on the label to know how bright the bulb would be.

In the case of LED light bulbs, it is important to look at the amount of lumens (e.g. 600 lumens) to gauge how bright your light will be. You can choose the light bulbs yourself, however it would be better to consult with a light designer that can advise you on the exact LED lamps that will give your property the brightness and sparkly that you are after.

Not liking the colour.

Another common issue is when people don’t like the colour that the light bulb emits. Most people prefer to have a bright white light emitting from their LED bulbs rather than a blue light colour. The most important thing to do is to check the colour of the LED lamp before purchasing it. If it doesn’t mention anything to do with the colour, don’t purchase it.

Dimmers don’t work.

A common issue that most people face when upgrading their LED lights is that their dimmers stop working. What most people don’t realise is that not all dimmers are compatible with LED lamps. This often occurs because the technology that is used in older dimmers differs from the technology in modern day LED lamps.

If you already have dimmers and you want to upgrade to LED lights, consult with a specialist that can advise you as to whether or not your current dimmers will be compatible with the LED lamps that you want to install. It is likely that you will need to upgrade your dimmers to ensure that they work correctly with your LED lights.

When you are upgrading to LED lights, you want to make the right choice and be happy with your investment. LEDified recommend consulting with their lighting design specialists who can help you avoid these pitfalls and get your lighting upgrade right the first time around. Make an enquiry today!