Looking for more information about LED light bulbs and spotlights? You’ve come to the right place.

Our product experts have compiled this comprehensive guide to help you find the perfect LED bulb or spotlight for your needs.

We cover everything from Kelvins to Lumens, Voltage to Wattage, so you can make the savvy switch to LED lighting with complete confidence.

So, let’s get started.

What is an LED light?

Let’s get back to basics.

LED stands for ‘light emitting diode’ and is a semi-conductor device that turns electricity into light.

This device is then encased within a lamp or fixture, thus becoming an LED light you can use in your home.

LED lighting is relatively new on the market. Rudimental LED lighting was first developed in the 1960s, approximately 100 years after the invention of the original incandescent bulb, but it wasn’t until the 90s that they became widely-known for their lighting capabilities.

Their efficiency, lifespan and versatility are significantly higher than traditional lighting methods, such as incandescent and fluorescent, but we have more of that later.

Fundamentally, there are three different types of LED technology that are used in LED lighting – DIP, SMD and COB.

Dual In-Line Package (DIP) LEDs

DIP LED Lights

DIP LED Lights

DIP LED chips are the original LED chips and what many recall when they think of LED lighting.

While they’re older than their younger counterparts, DIP LED chips are still in use today and are more often found built-into electronics due to their diminutive size.

They’re not very powerful though, and can only emit a limited amount of brightness