What is LED Binning and Why It Matters?

If you want to switch to LEDs and are looking for the right product, you should know the term binning. But what is LED binning? And Why LED binning is important? LEDs, like other manufactured products, have material and process variations that yield products with the corresponding variation in performance. LEDs are binned and packaged … Read more

Lighting: Bright Idea

This article has been restored from Wayback Machine Internet Achieve. The intention of restoring this article is to provide missing information to users of the article on “Lighting” on Wikipedia. The Wikipedia article refers to the article “Lighting: Bright Idea“ originally published on Time.com on Dec. 04, 2008, by PETER GUMBEL. But this page is … Read more

IK Rating – What does Impact Protection(IK) Rating mean?

The IK rating means the degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts or shocks in joules. The IK rating consists of two digits (00 to 10) after the term ‘IK’ (e.g. IK05). IK ratings are particularly important for lights and lighting fixtures that may be fitted in an area … Read more

The journey from Edison light bulb to LED lamp

LED lamps are conquering living spaces and revolutionizing the design of automobiles. Sitting in front of a flat LED computer monitor, it is hard to imagine that the first practical incandescent lamp was invented less than 140 years ago. Dark times At the beginning of the 19th century, there was the first street lighting based … Read more

What does IP65 mean? IP65 Rating Explained

The IP65 means the degree of protection against accidental contact and ingress of dust along with water jets from any direction. Here, ‘IP’ stands for Ingress Protection or International Protection, and digits ’65’ describe the exact degree of protection against contact, and the ingress of foreign bodies as well as water. You may have seen … Read more

Beam Angle Guide for Better Lighting

The beam angle of a light or lamp is the angle of light distribution or emission. This angle of lighting also determines how much area will be covered by light. Lamps come in a variety of beam angles from as narrow as 4 degrees to as wide as 120 degrees (e.g. SMD LEDs). For example, … Read more