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Do LED's offer high color quality and color consistency? Yes, LED's have evolved significantly over the past several years and now offer lighting with a high CRI (97+) as well as guaranteed color consistency (5+ years). Regardless of what your lighting needs may be, there is most likely an LED fixture that can help you acheive your goals.
Are LED's too expensive to be used on most projects? No. If you are still under the impression that LED's are very expensive then we would encourage you to take a look at our product offering. We have partnered with some of the industry's best companies and offer a variety of fixtures and various different price points. Please give us a call so we can show you what options are available.
Is LED technology reliable when controlled by a lighting control system? Yes, absolutely. The key to avoiding potential problems is to make sure that you are using the correct lighting controls and matching them with the appropriate LED drivers in accordance with the approved installation instructions.
What is the typical warranty and life expectancy of an LED fixture? The fixture warranties offered can vary from company to company. Warranties can range from 1 year, to 20 years and some offer a lifetime warranty.
What type of maintenance is required with LED fixtures? One of the biggest advantages of using LED's over traditional light sources is the reduction in the amount of maintenance required. Many LED's can last for 50,000 hours...some much more than that. The bottom line is, using LED's will help to significantly reduce the labor and maintenance costs of any project.
What is a LED driver and what is this difference with the performance of both integrated and external drivers? There are many different kinds of LED drivers that can be used. We recommend you consult with your Orion Design Associates sales contact to learn more and ensure that you are selecting to appropriate components for your desired control protocol.
How can I change to appearance of the light with the different beam spreads and effects devices? There are several things you can do to change the appearance of the light that is emitted from your selected fixture. Beam spreads are offered in several different patterns: less than 10°, 10°, 15°, 25°, 40°, 60°, etc. There are also many different types of effects devices that can be used to change to appearance of the light. Some of the effects devices offered are; frosted, honeycomb, linear spread, colored, clear, etc.
Can LED retrofit lamps be used with halogen fixtures? Many standard halogen fixtures can be retrofitted to use a LED retrofit (MR 16 style) lamp. There are certainly occasions when this would make sense. Please give us a call so we can discuss in greater detail.