Taylorbrite's 3" LED Recessed Round Light combines the features and benefits of state-of-the art LED (light emitting diode) technology with the rich aesthetics of high-end European-style light fixtures. Taylorbrite LED lights deliver more light per Watt of power than typical incandescent or halogen lights, last substantially longer, operate cooler and are dimmable. Furthermore, they are designed to hold up under shock and vibration, and resist elements causing corrosion.
Features and Benefits
Low Power Draw: LED lighting technology is preferred over Halogen because of its increased efficiency allowing you to generate more light for the power you consume; this is essential when considering you have limited power capacity on a boat, RV, or truck. This significantly reduced power requirement means that:
- More lights can be run for longer periods on batteries before recharging
- Quieter ship/vehicle operation (no need to run the generator because lights are on)
- The electrical system (batteries, alternator, charger/converter and lighting circuit wire gauge) can be downsized.
Low heat / Efficient Operation: Because more power is converted into light and not dissipated as heat, LED lights operate at a much lower fixture temperature (50oC versus 160oC for halogen). This makes them safer to install in all areas, drastically reducing ambient heat and demands on cooling systems. The ballast for our LED fixture is electronic and is more properly referred to as a regulator. The regulator allows our unique LED lights to be operated from 8 Volts to 32 Volts DC, effectively covering both 12V and 24V systems with one version and maintains virtually constant light output over the entire operating voltage range. The components are built to endure voltage spikes and drops without any dmaage. These lights are fully filtered and shielded; therefore there is no concern for EMI interference.
Dimming/Lamp Color: Not only is dimming possible with LEDs - you actually reduce power consumption and thus draw on the batteries as you dim the lights. Using our proprietary modulation techinque, you can control light output while reducing current draw proportionately and thus dim efficiently. This benefit is especially useful at night, when you may desire a low light level without drawing down your battery capacity.
The 1 Watt LED produces a warm white color temperature (3300 deg K which is similar to a halogen or incandescent lamp) and the 2.5 Watt version supplies more of a daylight color temperature rated around 6500 deg K.
Long-Life: The LEDs are rated in excess of 50,000 hours of life, which exceeds the operating lifetime of most boats and RVs. This translates into less time, expense, and hassle associated with changing bulbs. You may never have to replace your interior lights again!
NOTE: Taylorbrite dimming system compatible