led fixtures versus led bulbs
I have not seen this topic posted and just posted a short response on another thread.....
LED fixtures that are made for LED lighting are far superior to the familiar light sockets designed 100 years ago for use with incandescent bulbs ("Edison sockets"). Edison sockets should be replaced with LED fixtures for many reasons.
Heat buildup ruins more LED bulbs than any other factor. So LED bulb makers have tried to fix the problem by installing heat sinks, tiny fans and other workarounds to make them work in those old fashioned sockets, but the very design of those sockets really works against any of their fixes. Purpose-built LED fixtures have the LED's usually spread over a bigger and flatter surface with more room between individual LEDs, which not only cools them, but also allows the placement of LEDs to take advantage of their more directional lighting propensities. LEDs typically make better flashlights than light bulbs, because their light is "straight ahead" more than a globe. A flat surface mount fixture can aim the individual LEDs so that they beam out in all directions.
I just replaced 3 old-fashioned light socket fixtures with LED fixtures and the difference is incredible. We used to complain how "gloomy" and "dark" these rooms were, even with a 100 watt bulb in the fixture. These 2400 Lumen fixtures blow a 100 watt bulb clear out of the water and only use a claimed 18 watts to do it. They stay nice and cool to the touch.
I am no electrician, and the first one I installed was pretty intimidating, although once I got going found out it was very simple and easy. Use good scotchlocks and match the color coded wires (with the breaker of course shut off) and PRESTO!
C'mon you guys, join the 21st century with your lighting!