Most people are never interested in the lighting manufacturer’s selection. Most people assume that if the lighting fixtures look appealing to the eyes and are the right size, that’s all. Actually, there is more to think about the manufacturer when choosing your chandeliers, lamps and the entire lighting fixture. There are several factors that can guide you to make the right decision about the right type of lighting fixtures according to the manufacturer. Here’s a simple guide on how to do it.
Beware of false claims
Quite a few manufacturers are less open to their claims about their products. The problem is how to identify if the statements are just hype or facts. Perhaps a better way is to make inquiries with friends who have experienced what type of lighting fixture you have in mind. Experience is always the best teacher. If you venture into lighting fixtures from a particular manufacturer, it is better to ask first.
Get the right conditions
Some lighting manufacturers often communicate information to their product buyers in an intact way, or rather a communication barrier. For example, a manufacturer may label its 50 watt LED lamp as producing the corresponding amount of light with a 50 watt halogen lamp. In such a statement, what the light manufacturer means is that if you stand under the lamp, the LED lamp would produce light as bright as the halogen lamp with the same wattage. What is not communicated or confused is watts and lumens. Lumen is the measure of how much light is produced and not watts while watts are just the amount of energy used to produce the light. If you get the terms right, you will be better able to make informed decisions.
Highlight the manufacturer’s product compatibility
If you are considering using lamps with LED lights, there are limitations that you need to be aware of. LED lights are currently limited with dimming equipment. If the lighting manufacturer claims that their LED lights can be dimmed perfectly, beware. Some types of dimmer switches can work well with retrofit lamps, but in most circumstances they do not. LED lights are also limited to functionality with transformers. A retrofitted 12V LED lamp may not work properly with a transformer.
Think about the manufacturer’s product quality
The saying goes, you get what you pay for. The statement agrees with lamps. The quality of the lamps has a direct correlation with their prices and the prices with their lifespan. Think about how long you are going to benefit from, with the price of the lights. If a lamp is too expensive or too cheap for the given lifespan, think twice before making a purchase.