Why not buy LED chandeliers

Published on June 28, 2018

Why not buy LED chandeliers

    Now the stores have a huge amount of chandeliers with non-replaceable LED light sources. The refusal to use standard cartridges allows designers to make chandeliers of unusual shapes, and LEDs theoretically make them eternal, but I have five weighty reasons why such chandeliers are not worth buying.

    1. LED chandelier is a "cat in the bag."

    It is not known what is its light quality and what LEDs are used there. Here is one of the most popular chandeliers.


    It is not cheap - 9636 rubles.


    Passing by, "bummed" spectrometer. And there "horror-horror" - the color rendition index 70, like the cheapest and worst LED lamps.


    But the buyers of this chandelier do not know this, they just find out at home that the light is “some kind of not so.”

    2. If the light is small, nothing can be done.

    On the price tag of this chandelier it says “27W”, but how much light it gives is in fact unknown. In the usual chandelier with ammunition, you can install lamps of different power, and here it’s "what they gave, they gave it."

    3. It is impossible to change the color of the lighting.

    In the usual chandelier, you can screw in the lamp with the color temperature that you like best, and here "what is, that is." In this case, 2970K. I note that there are LED chandeliers with "cold" and "warm" LEDs at the same time and the ability to change the color temperature from the console.

    4. Big problems with the repair.

    If the LED chandelier fails after the end of the warranty, it will be very difficult to find a workshop that will undertake to repair it and the cost of repairs will not exactly please you.

    5. You can not update the light sources.

    Surely in a couple of years the LED lamps will become even better and in the ordinary chandelier they can be simply replaced, and the LED chandelier will remain as it was made.

    PS: I think, is it worth it sometimes to go shopping with a handheld spectrometer, measure the light parameters of various chandeliers and lamps and publish the results. There are a huge number of lamps and everything in the laboratory cannot be tested, and it is impossible to precisely carry chandeliers to the laboratory. Do you think this makes sense, and if so, where to start?

    © 2018, Alexey Nadyozhin