Tips, tricks and ‘how to’ articles to help you make the switch to LED lighting, and to get the most out of your new LED bulbs.
Replacing your traditional halogen and incandescent lamps with LED can be a little tricky. In the old days you only had to worry about choosing wattage and fittings, but now you have to look for; Lumens, Colour Temperature, CRI, Beam Angle and the list goes on, making it a very confusing process. Don’t get disheartened, […]
HOW TO RECOGNISE A GOOD LED DOWNLIGHT 1. THE LED COLOUR TEMPERATURE MUST BE 2700K When buying LED Downlights for your home, you want the same warm, ambient feel you are used to getting from halogen and incandescent lamps. ‘Warm white’ sounds ideal – but it‘s just a description, and not a very accurate one. […]
Who am i? My name is Chris Stimson and i’m the founder of well-lit.co.uk – Before starting my company i spent nearly 10 years researching, learning about and working in the LED Lighting world.
What do Lumens and Kelvin Ratings on Your LEDs Mean? If you’ve ever skimmed through the information on the packaging of an LED light, you’re bound to have come across the terms Kelvin and Lumen ratings. Now as confusing as these terms are, they’re really simple to understand. In a nutshell, Lumens indicate the brightness […]
Here at Well-Lit, we’ve been talking about and warning people about the dangers associated with cheap LED lamps sold in the UK since we started in this industry over 10 years ago. Unfortunately, our cautions often fall on deaf ears. Recently however, there have been multiple reports in the national press and by Trading Standards […]
Are LED Lamps too expensive? Over the years, we’ve all become accustomed to paying very little for Halogen and Incandescent lamps and some, for the awful Compact Fluorescent Lamps or CFLs. These others have always been sold quite cheaply thanks to misguided government subsidies, so we are bound to think that being asked to pay […]
When switching from traditional lamps to LEDs, it’s easy to become confused. There are so many options in the market and each one lists a bunch of information on its packaging. Information, you can’t seem to make head or tail of. Most people give up and just go for the option that fits their budget. […]
WHY LIGHTING RESELLERS HAVE SWITCHED “As an electrician, I’m regularly asked for LEDs by my customers. I know very little about them, and don‘t really want to change, as I see no need. My business partner disagrees. What are the pros and cons for us as resellers?” Why are your customers asking for […]
Today i went to visit a customer who lives locally to our offices in Yorkshire who’d found us on the Observers website. I’m going write more about the visit and the results at a later date, but the purpose of this article is to concentrate on one aspect that continues to really frustrate me as […]
There are many tricks LED retailers are using to convince you to buy their products, but here i list the main 5 which should help you avoid the unethical companies and buy from reputable companies with quality products and service. 1) Customer Reviews What ever you do, please do not take a companies own customer […]
Do You Know how to find the best GU10 LED Bulb to Replacing Your 50w Halogens ? Buying spotlights for your home used to be so simple didn’t it? You knew they would be bright, you knew they were all dimmable and you knew the quality of light that they emitted would create a […]
Manipulated discounts are common in the LED Industry – Learn ow to spot dodgy LED discounts ! I was watching an episode of Watchdog recently, which included a segment by Oz Clarke on the special offers and huge discounts that saturate the supermarket wine market. As I listened to what he was explaining, I […]
Beware When buying ebay led lamps You honestly wouldn’t believe the amount of e-mails and calls we get from people who have bought Ebay LED lamps and ended up with terrible experiences. Well to be honest, this comes as no surprise to us at all as, on the whole, these two selling platforms have […]