You will find all sorts of important information on an (energy) label for LED lighting. In this article, we have listed the most important information.
We can find the most important information on the LED lighting labels. You will find on such a label how energy efficient your LED lights is and other relevant issues.
Energy label LED lighting
Since 1998, a binding decision has been made about applying labels to LED lighting for household use. Since this directive was issued, it became increasingly clear to consumers which lighting is energy efficient and which is not. An energy label has been made mandatory by the European Union and is divided into seven different grades (A ++, A +, A, B, C, D, and E). The A ++ energy rating is the most economical and E the least. Previously there were also energy classes F and G, but these have been canceled because these lamps are too energy-consuming. Bear in mind that the decision is occasionally revised and energy-efficient lighting from the past is sometimes no longer qualified as such.
Wattage LED lighting (W)
On each label, the wattage is indicated. Watt is the amount of energy that is used when a lamp is lit. You can also use this to calculate the costs of lighting this lamp or the environmental impact.
Lumen for LED lighting (L)
The wattage of lighting is sometimes confused with Lumen. Lumen is the value with which the brightness of LED lighting is measured. In this way, you are able to compare one light source with another. You can compare light sources such as LED, incandescent or energy-saving lamps from the lumen, and comparison becomes even easier. Lumen is sometimes also called light output.
Kelvin with LED lighting (K)
Kelvin is expressed on a label with the K Kelvin displays the color temperature of the light to determine how white or yellow the light is. A lower number gives a yellower light and a higher number gives a whiter light. Look at the color of lamps that you already have for reference.
Color Rendering Index (CRI)
CRI is a value that allows you to determine whether the color is displayed in a realistic way. CRI varies between zero and one hundred and gives a clear picture of what you can expect. The higher the number, the better the authenticity of the light will be and colors will be displayed.
Hour is English for an hour and indicates how many hours a particular light source is probably on. The higher the number of burning hours, the better this is for the environment and your energy bill. Most LED lighting has an expectation of several tens of thousands of burning hours and that is a lot better than with energy-saving or incandescent lamps.
Compare LED lighting and another lighting with labels
Manufacturers are obliged to use energy labels and each product is tested by an independent body to arrive at a realistic picture. In this way, all LED lighting within the European Union is inspected in an honest way and no one has to doubt whether the information on a certain label is correct.
All information on a label is also displayed in the product description at Crest LED. View our products on Crest LED and compare them to find suitable LED lights. Do you want to know more about a certain energy label or other information? Then contact customer service or call in a specialist.