Basics of LED Lighting: LED Technology

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Basics of LED Lighting

When it comes to LED lighting products not all are created equal. In this blog series we want to help breakdown the basics of LED technology and highlight what sets Race Sport Lighting products apart. We will answer some of the most common questions and share downloadable sheets for your use as a Race Sport Lighting Dealer or Distributing Partner.

What is an LED?

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An LED (Light-Emitting Diode) is a semi-conductor based light source. LEDs are next-generation solid-state lighting technology. They do not require the heating of a filament to produce light, reducing burnouts and overheating issues.

Life Expectancy

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The estimated lifetime for halogen lights is about 500-1,000 hours.
Our LEDs are estimated at 50,000 or more hours, well beyond halogen, and lasting the life of most vehicles

Operating Temperature Range


Race Sport Lighting’s LEDs work well from -40°F to 140°F
Making them great off-road or work lights in all climates and conditions.

Measuring Light Output

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Lumens are a standardized measurement of visible light in a particular area. The more luminous something is, the brighter it appears.

Wattage is a measurement of the amount of electricity that a lighting device requires to produce light. LEDs consume less power, and thus run at a lower wattage, but are more luminous and energy efficient than incandescent bulbs.

Kelvin Color

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Kelvin Temperature is not a measure of brightness, but rather a measure of color.
Race Sport Lighting LEDs illuminate at 5,500K (Pure White) to 6,500K (Diamond White).

While this rating does not affect the actual brightness of the light, the human eye perceives colors closer to 5,000K or 6,000K as being brighter, as they offer the whitest, most usable light.

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