- Friday 23rd October 2020, 3:10pm
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Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 23rd October 2020, 2:03 PM
LED lamps do have some disadvantages.
The light is very harsh and has to be diffused.
The cheaper lamps can pulse 50 times a second.
If you have a dimmer switch, normal LED's will not dim (infact, a dimmer will destroy them)
You have to buy dimmable lamps and they are expensive.
If the lamp is going to be seen ie bare bulb. Buy the more expensive ones - they have a better diffuse coating. If they are going with lampshades, the shade will diffuse the light.
Well, I'm sitting directly under one now and am most impressed with the white light with no harshness.
What's the significance of pulsing a 50 times a second? Induces mild epilepsy?