LED Knowledgebase

A collection of articles in our LED knowledge base to help understand more about LEDs, its brightness and comparisons of the various LED technologies.  

Guide to LED – Introduction to LEDs

What is LEDs? LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. A diode is an electrical component that restrict current flow to only one single direction. This means that if an LED is placed incorrectly, it won’t light up. The only difference is that LEDs generates light compared to a normal diode. For more in depth information […]

Guide to LED – Common myths about LED

There are many hype in regards to using LEDs such that it is very long lasting compared to incandescent or florescent lamps. This lead many to have faith and purchase LED products only to be bitterly disappointed. The two key reasons why LEDs fail, which are: – Sub quality LEDs that has been tuned up […]

Prices of LEDs and the cost to our future

As many have approached us in saying that LEDs will drop price with the economics of scale and that we should make the product cheaper for people to go green. Lets start with the following. Fluorescent then and now. A typical incandescent bulb currently sells for about RM 1.50 while fluorescent goes for about RM […]

LED Savings – Which will save more? eLED or other brands?

Lets find out more about LED savings. In 3 years time, will cheaper LEDs save more compared to eLED’s products? Lets look deeper and determine which will save more. Below is a table where each product is broken down in terms of: – 1. Warranty. 2. Number of replacements (worse case) & amount of waste. […]

Brightness Report – T8 Lux Test

This is a LED lux comparison between eLED products against standard florescent lamps. This is the testing setup that was conducted. The light meter is placed at 60cm away from the light source and at the center of the 4ft light source as shown below. 1) 36W Florescent 4ft T8 (silver cap) : 465 lux 2) 36W […]

LED Savings – How much do you actually save with LED?

  GST will increase electricity in 2015 by 6% for rates above 200 units. So how does this effect you? How much is it to run 20 down lights for 12 hours a day for a year? (refer to attached photo) 18W CFL will cost RM 953.96 and 12W LED Panel RM 635.98 to run […]

Guide to LED – LED Brightness

Many of us look for specifications to compare product to product. Lumens (a measurement of brightness) is one of them but unlike a typical light bulb which scatters light uniform in all directions (omni-directional), LED does not (uni-directional). So lets look at the things that effects brightness.   Light Distribution  The two photos on the […]

Brightness Report – Competitor 9.5W LED Bulb

Lets compare eLED products with some of the products that is found in the market today. In this article we are comparing with a 9.5W branded LED bulb with the eLED 2.5W (D2703C-02). Below is the standard eLED test setup. The brightness  is in the photo taken below. The 9.5W branded LED bulb rated at […]

Guide to LED – About LED flood lights

 SP50A-02 There are many that complained why eLED led flood lights are so much more expensive than those that is sold at hardware and lighting shops. Actually eLED flood lights are the most economical in the long term but before that lets dig further about LED outdoor flood lights in the market. There are 4 grades […]

Brightness Report – eLED 2.5W

  The 18W CFL that is commonly used serves as the baseline comparison between eLED and CFL for brightness comparisons. Below is the light set up to test the brightness of the 18W CFL. The CFL is placed in this orientation to mimic the horizontal down light casings like the one shown to the right. The light […]