What color output is your LED?

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Integral Lighting offers four popular LED options.

What voltage is required to operate your LED?

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Our LED packages are engineered on a 12 volt AC platform. The operating range is 8 – 12.5 volts AC. Optimum performance is achieved when operated at 11.5 volts AC.

What type of LED is used by Integral Lighting?

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Integral Lighting utilizes a hybrid 12 volt AC LED. Our LEDs are engineered specifically for use with both magnetic and electronic transformers.

Why did we choose this type of AC LED platform? There are no additional electronic components or drivers required to operate them, which means less can go wrong.

Imitators who have knocked off our design incorporate upwards of 20 individual electronics in each LED. These range from diodes and transistors, to inductors and IC regulators, to electrolytic and ceramic capacitors… all of which are a source for failure in the future.

Why doesn’t Integral Lighting utilize DC LED chips?

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Until recently, Direct Current (DC) LEDs were the widely accepted method of converting a fixture to LED. DC LEDs require additional electronics within the system, commonly referred to as “the driver.” This converts the transformers AC power to DC and makes the LED operate.

We worked closely with chip designers to supply a hybrid 12 volt AC LED that requires no conversion of power. Our LED operates on AC voltage.

Simply put, less electronics = less potential failure.

Do your LED fixtures experience voltage drop?

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Integral Lighting fixtures are equipped with a 12 volt AC LED package that operates on a voltage range from 8.0 – 12.5 volts. The incredibly low energy consumption of our LEDs virtually eliminates the voltage drop associated with traditional incandescent landscape lighting installations.

Do you have a replaceable LED lamp for my Xenon fixtures?

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Yes. We offer a T5 Wedge Base LED lamp that is designed with five LEDs for a full 360° light distribution. These lamps fit easily into the existing socket on our IL6.xxx and IL18.xxx fixtures.

Are Integral Lighting fixtures dimmable?

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Yes, all Integral Lighting Xenon and LED fixtures are dimmable.

Generally, low voltage (12vAC) landscape lighting transformers are equipped with built-in timer and/or photocell controls. Many power supplies can be controlled by the following devices when the on-board controls are bypassed or disabled.

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Many controllers have minimum and maximum load requirements to maintain safety and operate properly. The controls listed above require 20 to 30 watts minimum but vary depending on manufacturer specifications.

The home control and LED industries are advancing at a rapid pace of innovation. This information is subject to change. When controls are desired, consult your equipment manufacturer for compatibility between power supplies, load requirements and fixture brands.

For more information regarding the use of dimmers with low voltage lighting systems, please read the Lutron Dimmer White Paper.

Do you have an LED that blends with existing incandescent fixtures?

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Yes. Integral Lighting offers four LED options, two of which would provide an equivalent incandescent output… 2400K ultrawarm white and 2700K warm white.

What is the life expectancy of your LED?

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When installed according to our voltage recommendations, our LED is expected to last for up to 40,000 hours.

Excessive voltage and the consequence of excessive heat is the main culprit of premature failure. It is imperative to confirm your voltage with a volt meter at both the first and last fixture.

Optimum LED performance is achieved at 11.5vAC.

Will dimming an LED change the color output?

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Reducing the voltage to an LED does not change the color output, or warmth, of the fixture. LEDs are designed to emit the same color at all points of voltage.

If your goal is to alter the output of your LED fixture, we do offer various options. Filters are available for our .500 LED fixtures to alter the output between 2700K warm white (incandescent equivalent), 3000K pure white (halogen equivalent), and 4200K cool white (fluorescent equivalent). Our .550 LED fixtures emit 2400K ultrawarm white, which is comparable to the warmth of candlelight.