Royal Electrical Supplies Lamps Miami, FL
The right type of lamps can make huge differences in the success of your projects. Finding the technology you need and the right output can be vital to your success. Keeping your lighting costs down with your projects is a key goal for many but balancing that with lighting that is durable and energy efficient are also key goals. Royal Electrical Supplies has the lamps you need to meet your Lighting goals. We have a large selection of lamps that will fill your needs including LED, HID, & fluorescent Lamps.
Choosing The Right Type Of Lamp For Your Lighting Needs:
Deciding what type of light you'd prefer. This breaks down simply into brightness, otherwise known as watts or lumen output; and the colour of the light, measured on the Kelvin scale. Don’t be put off by these technical terms – here is a short explanation of each.
Watts and lumens (brightness)In the past, when nearly everyone filled their homes with incandescent bulbs, brightness was measured in watts - which is actually a measure of power. Since the introduction of energy-saving bulbs, this is a less useful measure of brightness, as new bulbs use a lot less power to produce the same amount of light. So, instead, light output is measured in lumens. The higher the number of lumens, the brighter the light.
Kelvin scale (colour of light)The colour of light is measured on the Kelvin scale, which is actually a measure of temperature. This is why light bulb manufacturers often refer to 'colour temperature' on the packaging. Now we don't need to get into the ins and outs of the Kelvin scale in this guide, safe to say that the numbers you see on the side of the bulb packet denote the colour of light that the bulb will emit.
Types Of Lamps Miami, FL
LED stands for light emitting diode. LED lighting products produce light approximately 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs. How do they work? An electrical current passes through a microchip, which illuminates the tiny light sources we call LEDs and the result is visible light. To prevent performance issues, the heat LEDs produce is absorbed into a heat sink.
High-intensity discharge lamps (HID lamps) are a type of electrical gas-discharge lamp which produces light by means of an electric arc between tungsten electrodes housed inside a translucent or transparent fused quartz or fused alumina arc tube.
A fluorescent lamp, or fluorescent tube, is a low-pressure mercury-vapor gas-discharge lamp that uses fluorescence to produce visible light. An electric current in the gas excites mercury vapor, which produces short-wave ultraviolet light that then causes a phosphor coating on the inside of the lamp to glow.