Available in pin base or standard (Edison) base, LEDs are ideal for track or recessed lighing. LEDs do not contribute to heat buildup in a room because no matter how long they remain on, they do not get hot to the touch. Also, because they are 90% more efficient than incandescants, the frequency of changing bulbs is greatly reduced.
In this style LED bulb, clusters of LEDs are covered by a dimpled lens which spreads the light out over a wider area. Available in a range of wattage and sizes, these bulbs have many uses, such as area lighting for small rooms, porches, reading lamps, accent lamps, hallways and low-light applications where lights remain on for extended periods.
Spotlight and Floodlight LEDs
The spotlight LED lacks a dispersing lens, so it appears brighter as its light is directed forward. The floodlight model gives a spread-out dispersed light. Well suited for ceiling lights, outdoor floodlights. retail display lighting, landscape lighting and motion sensors.
Red - red is the traditional color for maintaining night vision.
Green – green is now the preferred color for pilots and the military. The green color is also great for retaining night vision, and it doesn’t erase the red markings on maps and charts.
Blue – many people like the blue because it is very easy on the eyes. Blue appears to be a good reading light for elderly eyes. Elderly folks report that they can read under the blue light for hours without eyestrain, compared to severe eyestrain in less than 30 minutes with incandescent lighting.
White – the most popular of the LED colors. It produces a soft white light, without harsh reflection, glare or shadows.
Amber – LED amber bulbs do not attract flying insects, as do ordinary white bulbs. Amber LEDs are used outdoors in areas such as patios and decks where insects flying around lights are a nuisance.