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We have compiled some of the most commonly used terms in the LED lighting industry and their definitions to help you fully understand the language and what you are purchasing. If you have any further questions about what anything means, or the specifications of any product, don’t hesitate to contact LED Lighting Inc. and we will be happy to help you! LED Lighting Inc., the Future of Lighting.
Air temperature surrounding the deviceBack To Top
Unit of measurement for the rate of flow of electrical current.
Current (Amps) = Power (Watts) / Voltage (Volts)Back To Top
General expression referring to the effect of a light source on the color appearance of objects.Back To Top
Measurement of the degree of color shift objects undergo when illuminated by the light source. This is compared with those same objects when illuminated by a reference source of comparable color temperature. The reference source typically has a CRI of 100.Back To Top
Object possessing irregularities on the surface causing a scattered reflection.Back To Top
Digital Communications Protocol for controlling and dimming lighting fixtures. This was originally developed in Europe.Back To Top
Electronics used to power the illumination sources.Back To Top
Light output of a light source (lumens) divided by total electrical power input to the source (Watt). Lumens per Watt. (lm/W)Back To Top
Measurement of the intensity of light falling on a surface area.Back To Top
Recognized technical authority of illumination. The IES communicates information on all aspects of good lighting practices.Back To Top
Temperature of the LED’s active region.Back To Top
A solid-state semiconductor device converting electrical energy directly into light.Back To Top
International (SI) unit of luminous flux or the quantity of light equaling the amount of light spread over a square foot of surface by one candle power when all parts of the surface are exactly 12” from the light source.Back To Top
Measurement of perceived power of light, adjusted to reflect varying sensitivity of the human eye to different wavelengths of light.Back To Top
International (SI) unit of Illuminance.Back To Top
Total energy emitted by a light source across all wavelengths. This is measured in Watts.Back To Top