In the era of incandescent/fluorescent lights, “quality” was not necessarily the operative word when it came to assessing lighting products and suppliers. Consumers and manufacturers were more concerned with how long it would take until the lamp burned out. It was simple – better products had longer life, while cheaper ones needed to be replaced more often.However, in today’s era of LED and solid-state lighting, the quality of the design and build is once again becoming an essential part of the LED luminaire-selection equation.
The materials, construction, assembly, and design of LED luminaires are key factors to a product’s performance and reliability. LED luminaires come in a range of quality levels, and subtle differences in quality can be very impactful with LED technology.
An LED installation often represents a substantial long-term investment in improved, value-added illumination and savings in energy, replacement, and maintenance over many years. So what happens when the product doesn’t deliver?
According to Electrical Construction and Maintenance Magazine, “when corners are cut on key production elements for price considerations, such as the type and quality of components selected and how they’re designed, assembled, and integrated into an LED, the result can be a product with hidden deficiencies.”
When selecting a lighting supplier, it’s important to look at product-quality variables such as:
- How readily a fixture can be installed
- How generated light is experienced
- How long a fixture performs to specifications
- How much energy is saved
Luminaire design and construction have a direct bearing on those items, and you don’t want to settle for subpar quality! Make sure your lighting supplier is someone who uses the most up-to-date technologies and quality standards when manufacturing their lighting products.
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