LED Lighting is becoming a very popular low energy lighting option, especially when comparing them to halogen and conventional incandescent filament lamps. A big advantage is their very long lifespan, and the energy saving potential of LED lighting is especially valuable when used in standalone power systems.
LED lighting is a great new technology, and as with all new technologies there are some important things to know and pitfalls to avoid.
LED lighting works very differently from other lighting types; it has its own unique operational characteristics and problems to watch out for. Many people have experienced problems with LEDs, but with some knowledge these problems can be avoided.
Ask your supplier whether the lamps will flicker at high speed, and ask if a high-speed camera is available. High-speed LED flicker can be tested with the aid of a high-speed camera. LED lights powered from a well-filtered or constant current LED driver will have no or very minimal flicker.
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