Light accessories not only upgrade your lighting setup but also make managing your lights more convenient. They also improve their energy efficiency as well as level up the ambience of your home.
Throughout this blog, we will be discussing the different types of light accessories for your home. By the end of this blog, you will have a better understanding of the different types of ways you can light up your home with our selection of dimmers, sensors and smart devices.
Types of Light Accessories For Your Home
There are a range of lighting accessories you can choose from to improve your home's lighting such as dimmer switches, sensors and drivers. Read on to learn more about dimmer switches, light sensors, and LED drivers.
LED dimmer switches are used to make your lights, even more, energy efficient. This is because you can control the brightness and set it to the level of brightness that you need.
Not only are dimmer switches convenient for energy saving, but they are also excellent for customising the atmosphere of your home. Using a dimmer switch also helps you save money in the long run as you are saving energy.
Can You Use a Dimmer Switch on LED Lights?
The simple answer is yes - you can, just make sure that your LED light fixture, the bulb and the LED driver are dimmable. If any of those are not dimmable then you may encounter some errors such as glitches or lights not turning on/off.
Apart from making sure that your dimmer is compatible, you don't need any other dimmers with a unique feature. Not all LED bulbs are dimmable - this is because they are manufactured with different circuits which determine whether they are dimmable or not.
The best way to check if your LED lamps are compatible with LED dimmers is by reading through the technical specifications of the products.
We have discussed what a dimmer switch is and whether or not you can use them on LED lights. But what else can you use a dimmer switch for?
Dimmer switches can be used for table lamps, pendant lights, floor lamps, light shades and many more! Dimmer switches are becoming extremely popular as people like the fact that they can control the brightness of their lights, as well as being able to control their bills as they are using less electricity.
LED motion sensors are devices that are used to switch your lights on or off without using your hands. This type of accessory is quite popular as it is easy to use. When you are cooking or cleaning your hands can get very wet and dirty making it hard to switch your lights on when you suddenly need to.
If you are interested in how you wire a motion sensor to an existing light, again, we have all the information you need in our ‘Sensors’ section step by step. Motion sensors work in different ways and there are different types of sensors that you can use. Listed below are some of the common types of sensors and how they work:
- PIR Sensor- This sensor works by detecting infrared energy that animals and humans release in a form of heat. Once the heat intensifies, it signals the device to trigger your lights.
- Active ultrasonic motion detector- This works by producing ultrasonic waves that reflect an object. Therefore bouncing the information back to the emission point.
- Microwave technology- This works by emitting radiation waves. When the radiation waves are disrupted this triggers a function.
Why are Sensors Becoming More Popular?
Not only are sensors more convenient, but they are also a lot more energy efficient too! This is because it stops the usage of unnecessary lights being switched on in unused areas. This, therefore, reduces the price of electricity bills.
At LED Suppliers we also offer a variety of outdoor motion sensor lights. This type of sensor is a great method for deterring criminals from trying to break into your home.
This is because the motion sensor lights detect if someone is close and will automatically turn on the lights. For more information on our available products, head over to our ‘accessories’ section and select the ‘Sensors’ section to find out more.
LED drivers are essential in providing power to allow your led lights to run. They come in all different sizes and voltages.
But what exactly is an LED driver? An LED driver is a lighting accessory that regulates power for low-voltage bulbs. LED lights are low voltage and energy efficient, therefore they don't need a lot of power to operate. This is why a buffer is needed to manage the electrical current to prevent it from overloading. This is where LED drivers come into place.
For information on how to use an LED driver step by step, be sure to check out our ‘LED drivers’ section found under ‘accessories’.
What Does a Driver Do For LED lights?
A majority of LED lights require power at a low voltage to run. Because of this, they need something that will convert the AC that most wall sockets have to a DC. An AC drive is used to control the speed of an electrical motor.
A DC works by keeping the LED safe. This is where LED drivers convert the power and protect your LED lights to allow them to function properly as well as produce the amount of brightness you need.
Where To Buy Light Accessories For Your Home
Many places offer light accessories for your home, however, here at Led Supplier we offer everything you need in one place. From LED drivers, and LED strip lights to motion sensor lights, we have it all! We offer free delivery on orders over £75, a 30-day return policy and next-day delivery!
At LED Supplier, we have a range of lighting options available too - ceiling lights (ceiling pendants, spotlights etc), bathroom lights, outdoor lights, wall lights, and many more - so shop with us today.