LED or Xenon

theultimatebikerchicAugust 22, 2011

Hello!

I'm in the midst of a kitchen reno (gutting)and need an unbiased opinion from the experienced. I would like hardwired dimmable LEDs for UCL and think I'm going with the Philips eW Profile Powercore LED for its simplicity. My electrician is fine with LED but thinks I'm going with Kichler which he is intalling on his current project (he is currently on vacation so I haven't consulted with him on the Philips choice).

My DH, who has access to many electricians, said he has been advised not to go with LED. "LED is not there yet- LEDs fail, go with Xenon" this particular electrician told him.

The prices look similar. I like the LED for the savings on electricity. I have read that Xenon is hot which I don't have an issue with.

What are your thoughts? Thanks!

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David

The Philips solution would work great. The power core LEDs are dimmable.

The Powercore LEDs have a longer lifespan and produce more light than xenon bulbs.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 11:36PM
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theultimatebikerchic

Thanks for the reassurance!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 8:12PM
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triphase

"My DH, who has access to many electricians, said he has been advised not to go with LED. "LED is not there yet- LEDs fail, go with Xenon" this particular electrician told him"

WRONG!

The electrician obviously doesn't have a clue about LED's.
The Philips eW Profile is a good light, and will work great. I do like Xenon lights, but LED is just better in every way, other than price, but you make that back in time. Plus you set it and forget it, you won't have any issues, but don't have the electrician that said LED's are not there yet, working on your lighting. I have to question anyone who doesn't know what they are talking about, doing the kind of work and not knowing a thing about it. Sorry for the rant, just too much disinformation out there about LED's.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 2:45AM
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nanjean68

A lot of the upscale Long Island homes are putting in xenon fixtures -hard wired of course. The bulbs combine the warm tones of incandescent bulbs with a boost from xenon gas which intensifies the light and prolongs the bulb's life. Put them on a dimmer.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 6:53PM
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