Bulb Type % Creates Heat % Creates Light
Incandescent 85% 15%
Florescent 50% 50%
LEDs 15% 85%
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It depends on the type dimmer you are using whether LEDs are dimmable and to what extent.
The numbers actually represent the package (chip) size. SMD means Surface Mounted Diode.
SMD TYPE DIMENSIONS WATTS
2835 2.8mm x 3.5mm 0.15
5050 5.0mm x 5.0mm 0.24
Is one better than the other?
SMD 2835 is the newest SMD configuration and offers the best cost to performance ratio. It is significantly smaller than the SMD 5050, has better heat dissipation and uses less power.
Please note the positions of the pins on the side of the base for each combination.
When looking at your fixture, if the notch for the pin on the outside of the socket, is fully visible as pictured below, or if the notch is essentially centered, you will need the Vertical adapter. If you can see parts of both notches on the socket or if the visible notch is mostly to one side, you will need the Horizontal adapter.
Light colors, their names, the usual light sources and the Kelvin degree scale are all portrayed in this picture. Our warm white bulbs are usually in the 3000 to 3500 degree range. Our natural white bulbs are in the 3800 to 4200 degree range. Many automobile LED replacement headlights are in the 5500+ range.
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