Is there something special about LED light fixtures
Is there something special about non-fully enclosed LED light fixtures that accept replaceable LED bulbs?
What's the difference between a non-enclosed light fixture that's specified for use with an LED bulb & the same exact-looking fixture that's specified for use with an incandescent or fluorescent bulb as the light source? The LED light fixture is the more expensive model.
I read that replaceable LED light bulbs can be used in existing light fixtures that can accept incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. However, if the LED bulb is used in a fully enclosed fixture, the life of the bulb may be reduced because of the trapped heat produced by the LED that is in the enclosed fixture.
So if replaceable LED bulbs can be used without issues in non-enclosed light fixtures, then why are manufacturers producing non-enclosed light fixtures that look the same, but one fixture is marketed for LED bulbs and the other, same-looking fixture isn't marketed with for use with LED bulbs? I don't understand, unless it's a fully enclosed fixture that is made especially to combat the problem of the LED bulb producing heat.
Thanks. I have no experience with LED lighting.