Published : 07/20/2018 10:28:58
Categories : Second level
The kitchen is one of the rooms of a home in which more time is spent. There is even data that suggests that we allocate up to six hours only for cooking tasks. Therefore, it is one of the rooms that need more lighting.
Despite the disadvantages presented, conventional fluorescent tubes are still one of the most widespread options in the home. Fortunately, the number of users who decide to change this type of luminaires for LED tubes for kitchens increases by leaps and bounds.
LED tubes represent one of the most modern lighting systems currently. The fundamental difference with a conventional fluorescent tube is its composition: acquiring an LED tube is buying an electronic component that is not manufactured with any type of chemical materials.
Regardless of whether or not they are going to be installed in a kitchen, for the installation of the LED tubes, it is necessary to suppress the starter and the ballast and carry out the connection at 220 VAC.
There are several types of LED tubes, although the most used for lighting in kitchens, or even for industrial uses are 2G11 tubes, which are characterized by having four connection pins instead of the two most common.
This type of tubes incorporate SMD3020 latest generation LEDs with high luminous power, but low heat emission thanks to the incorporation of a heatsink that eliminates the heat that is produced during the start-up of the corresponding tube.
They are especially useful for the kitchen because these tubes are the ideal substitutes for fluorescent lamps with a 2G11 base, generating 10% more luminosity and up to 60% economic savings in the more than 30,000 hours in which they are capable of continuing functioning. They don’t only stand out for their lifespan, but they also present technical characteristics that make them very attractive to the eyes of the consumer:
Tubes are not the only real options to replace the more traditional light bulbs since currently there are different methods to provide a kitchen with the personalized touch of lighting that is sought:
The environmental factor is also key when determining a change to LED lighting in your kitchen: the change can mean a saving of more than 50% of the energy consumed in the kitchen.
In addition, compared to a traditional bulb, you can achieve a reduction of up to 80% of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. As already mentioned throughout the article, these tubes are manufactured free of chemical components such as tungsten, a highly toxic element that is found in the composition of fluorescent tubes.