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Old 01-10-2012, 07:37 AM   #17
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Lately there has been a great deal of discussion on the internet about LED lights and "lumens".

Many suppliers claim a higher output than the light actually produces.

Its not hard to find lights that by all appearances are identical (and most likely are) but depending on who is selling them, there ratings (in terms of lumens) vary. Sometimes quite a bit.

Without proper equipment and facilities to actually test these lights, its hard to say exactly what the output is.

This sparked some debate with us and we did some "not so scientific" testing this past weekend.

Our tests put our lights side by side with Halogen style units and see how they compare.

With that said, we will adding the "compares to" rating to all our lights here and on our website.

This may result in a more "conservative" claim in terms of Lumens.

While we cant (and wont) police the claims of others, we will do our very best to do so of ourselves.

---edit: I forgot to add that this post is in no way the result of any complaints or negative feedback we have gotten about our lights. Everyone we have heard from is more than happy with the volume of light produced.



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-Brian
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