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LED Lighting Buying Guide

The future of lighting has arrived: LED, or light-emitting diodes. LED lighting is amazingly long-lasting and incredibly energy-efficient. With each passing day, more and more budget-friendly LED lighting options become available for more and more home spaces.

Types of LED Lighting

Types of LED Lighting

Traditionally used in limited applications such as remote controls and on/off indicators, LED lighting has greatly expanded in the past few years. Now LED lighting comes in everything from table lamps to larger fixtures. Greater availability of LED lighting has reduced costs of the once prohibitively expensive option. The types of LED lighting currently available to consumers include miniature, high-powered, commercial, and multicolor. Hereís an introduction to each kind.

Miniature

Miniature LED lighting appear everywhere in nearly unnoticeable spots, including remote controls and appliance on/off lights. Miniature LED lights are not widely used for home illumination.

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AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact cone shape. Pendant is 7" high x 4-1/2" in diameter.... Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8 coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: LAPL45040BUSNCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 7 x 4.5 x 4.5 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.8 lbsUPC: 037949383291Made in USA read more

AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact cube shape. Glass is 3-1/8" high x 3-1/8" diameter.... Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8 coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: GEPL45040BUSNCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 3.875 x 3.125 x 3.125 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.1 lbsUPC: 037949383154Made in USA read more

AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact teardrop shape. Glass is 6-1/2"high x 3-3/8" diamet...er. Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8 coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: BEPL45040BURBCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 6.5 x 3.38 x 3.38 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.7 lbsUPC: 037949383086Made in USA read more

AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
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This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact faceted shape. Glass is 5-1/4" high x 4" diameter. ...Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8 coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: ATPL45040WHRBCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 5.25 x 4.0 x 4.0 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.5 lbsUPC: 037949383048Made in USA read more

High-Powered

LED lighting is slowly replacing fluorescent and incandescent lighting sources. These high-powered LED versions, also known as solid-state lights, emit very strong light.

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Koncept
$179.95 $199.99
at Lamps Plus

This award winning Z-Bar LED desk lamp from Koncept Lighting is finished in white. Stylish and versatile, the Z-Bar High Power des...k lamp features next generation LEDs and a stunning profile. Named by Time Magazine as one of "The Best Inventions of the Year," the Z-Bar produces a warm white light with just six high output LEDs. A 4-step dimming system gives you total lighting control over your environment. All this and it uses a mere 9 watts of power, making the lamp design very energy efficient. Rated LED lifespan of 40,000 hours at 70-percent brightness. read more

Koncept
$179.95 $199.99
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The award winning Z-Bar LED desk lamp from Koncept Lighting, seen here is a sleek metallic black finish. Stylish and versatile, th...e Z-Bar High Power desk lamp features next generation LEDs and a stunning profile. Named by Time Magazine as one of "The Best Inventions of the Year," the Z-Bar produces a bright, daylight quality light with just six high output LEDs. A 4-step dimming system gives you total lighting control over your environment. All this and it uses a mere 9 watts of power, making the lamp design very energy efficient. read more

Koncept
$179.95 $199.99
at Lamps Plus

Move your desk lighting into the future with the award winning Z-Bar High Power LED desk lamp, from the Koncept Lighting collectio...n. Stylish and versatile, the Z-Bar High Power desk lamp features next generation LEDs and a stunning profile. Named by Time Magazine as one of "The Best Inventions of the Year," the Z-Bar produces a bright, daylight quality light with just six high output LEDs. A 4-step dimming system gives you total lighting control over your environment. All this and it uses a mere 9 watts of power, making the lamp design very energy efficient. read more

American Lighting
$89.73 $134.60
at BulbAmerica.com

High Power LED Swivel PuckLED High Power Swivel, 3 Watts, 700mA Constant Current, Satin Aluminum

Consumer

LED lighting comes in general lighting fixtures created specifically for LED bulbs. The many mass-market versions include table lamps.

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AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact teardrop shape. Glass is 6-1/2" high x 3-3/8" diame...ter. Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8 coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: BEPL45040RDRBCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 6.5 x 3.38 x 3.38 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.7 lbsUPC: 037949383109Made in USA read more

AFX Inc
$233.75 $412.50
at DW Lighting Direct

This decorative dimmable fixed rail features reliable high-performance LEDs. Oil Rubbed Bronze finish, heads swivel and pivot to d...irect light where needed and remains cool to the touch when lit. Applications that this fixture could fit well include: kitchens, retail environments, and anywhere that needs highlighted illumination. These fixtures mount to the ceiling or wall.SKU #: MTRF4200LEDRB3KCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 184.5W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 6.375 x 36.625 x 5.875 inWeight: 4.54 lbsUPC: 037949375449 read more

AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact cone shape. Pendant is 7" high x 4-1/2" in diameter.... Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8 coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: LAPL45027AMRBCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 7 x 4.5 x 4.5 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.8 lbsUPC: 037949383260Made in USA read more

AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact teardrop shape. Glass is 6-1/2" high x 3-3/8" diame...ter. Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8 coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: BEPL45040WHSNCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 6.5 x 3.38 x 3.38 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.7 lbsUPC: 037949383833Made in USA read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Although LED lighting offers few general home lighting applications, it still fills certain lighting needs. With each passing year, more and more people find LED lighting choices for a wider variety of places and spaces. Before you make an LED lighting purchase, consider light color, beam size, and use.

Light Color

Before you consider replacing a traditional light source with LED lighting, understand that the color of LED light is typically fairly neutral or cooler than other types of light. Most incandescents offer warmer light, which means itís tricky to replace them with LED lights.

Beam Size

Most LED lighting options are still relatively small and directed sources of light, so LED lights are difficult to use where itís necessary to cast a wide beam of illumination over a large space.

Use

LED lighting works best as specific, directed light for task and accent lighting.

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AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact teardrop shape. Glass is 6-1/2" high x 3-3/8" diame...ter. Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8 coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: BEPL45040RDRBCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 6.5 x 3.38 x 3.38 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.7 lbsUPC: 037949383109Made in USA read more

AFX 3.38" LED Mini Pendant | Oil-Rubbed Bronze | 3/16" thick hand blown case glass (Red)
AFX Inc
$233.75 $412.50
at DW Lighting Direct

This decorative dimmable fixed rail features reliable high-performance LEDs. Oil Rubbed Bronze finish, heads swivel and pivot to d...irect light where needed and remains cool to the touch when lit. Applications that this fixture could fit well include: kitchens, retail environments, and anywhere that needs highlighted illumination. These fixtures mount to the ceiling or wall.SKU #: MTRF4200LEDRB3KCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 184.5W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 6.375 x 36.625 x 5.875 inWeight: 4.54 lbsUPC: 037949375449 read more

AFX 36.625" LED Fixed Track | Oil-Rubbed Bronze | Tea Stained Glass
AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact cone shape. Pendant is 7" high x 4-1/2" in diameter.... Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8 coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: LAPL45027AMRBCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 7 x 4.5 x 4.5 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.8 lbsUPC: 037949383260Made in USA read more

AFX 4.5" LED Mini Pendant | Oil-Rubbed Bronze | 3/16" thick hand blown case glass (Amber)
AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact teardrop shape. Glass is 6-1/2" high x 3-3/8" diame...ter. Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8 coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: BEPL45040WHSNCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 6.5 x 3.38 x 3.38 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.7 lbsUPC: 037949383833Made in USA read more

AFX 3.38" LED Mini Pendant | Satin Nickel | 3/16" thick hand blown case glass (White)
AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact cone shape. Pendant is 7" high x 4-1/2" in diameter.... Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8 coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: LAPL45040BUSNCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 7 x 4.5 x 4.5 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.8 lbsUPC: 037949383291Made in USA read more

AFX 4.5" LED Mini Pendant | Satin Nickel | 3/16" thick hand blown case glass (Blue)
AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact cocoon shape. Glass is 6" high x 3-1/2" in diameter.... Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8 coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: KEPL45027ASRBCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 6 x 3.5 x 3.5 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.5 lbsUPC: 037949383208Made in USA read more

AFX 3.5" LED Mini Pendant | Oil-Rubbed Bronze | 3/16" thick hand blown case glass (Amber Stone)
AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass sconce utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact teardrop shape. Glass is 6" high x 3-3/8" diameter a...ndSKU #: BESL45027AMRBCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 7.88 x 5.63 x 4.50 inWeight: 1.7 lbsUPC: 037949384946Made in USA read more

AFX 5.63" LED Sconce | Oil-Rubbed Bronze | 3/16" thick hand blown case glass (Amber)
AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
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This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact drop shape. Glass is 5" high x 4-1/4" in diameter. ...Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8" coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: SXPL45040BUSNCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 6.625 x x inDiameter: 5.25 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.25 lbsUPC: 037949383376Made in USA read more

AFX 6.625" LED Mini Pendant | Satin Nickel | 3/16" thick hand blown case glass (Blue)
AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact drop shape. Glass is 5" high x 4-1/4" in diameter. ...Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8" coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: SXPL45040RDRBCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 6.625 x x inDiameter: 5.25 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.25 lbsUPC: 037949383383Made in USA read more

AFX 6.625" LED Mini Pendant | Oil-Rubbed Bronze | 3/16" thick hand blown case glass (Red)
AFX Inc
$185.13 $326.70
at DW Lighting Direct

This hand blown glass pendant utilizes LED low voltage technology in a compact cube shape. Glass is 3-1/8" high x 3-1/8" diameter.... Light engine includes LED module L70 rated at 35,000 hours. Pendant is suspended from 8 coax cable that can be cut to height and retained with a set screw and strain relief bushing.SKU #: GEPL45040BUSNCertification: cETLusMax Wattage: 66W LED (Included)Dimensions (h x l x w): 3.875 x 3.125 x 3.125 inCord/ Stem Length: 96 inWeight: 1.1 lbsUPC: 037949383154Made in USA read more

AFX 3.125" LED Mini Pendant | Satin Nickel | 3/16" thick hand blown case glass (Blue)
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