What is an LED Light?
A light-emitting diode (LED) is an electronic light source. Discovered in the early 20th century, LEDs were introduced as practical components in 1962. The technical jargon necessary to explain LED technology entails words and phrases including anodes, cathodes, diodes and photons, silicon carbide and gallium arsenide and electron holes. Oh, and of course, the cat's whisker detector. But we won't delve into all of that. We'll keep it simple, while still illuminating. If you really want read all the technical stuff, though, click here.
Early LED devices emitted low-intensity red light. Remember the blinking light on your old telephone answering machine? That was an LED. Modern LEDs are brighter and available across a number of wavelengths, including visible, ultraviolet and infrared. The bottom line is this: LEDs are a better way to bring light to life.
Why Choose LED Lighting?
Pixi Residential and Commercial-Grade FlatLight® Luminaires utilize edge-lit technology, featuring a unique internal power supply and driver that enables TruFlat Mounting, as well as diffusion to disperse light uniformly through the LED fixture. The lights switch on instantly, generate very little heat and use less energy than traditional bulbs. Pixi FlatLight™ LEDs are ideal for hard-surface mounting on walls, ceilings and under countertops. They can also be suspended using easy-to-install mounts.
Pixi FlatLight™ Luminaires have a higher color rendering, so everything under them looks more vibrant. They deliver optimal light distribution, softly washing walls and illuminating work surfaces without glare or hotspots. And LEDs are environmentally friendly — containing no mercury or lead — reducing your carbon footprint. They also last significantly longer (up to 17 years) than traditional incandescent light fixtures. So they are the most cost-effective lighting source you'll find. Which is to say, they save you money. And that's the ultimate bottom line.
Here are some of the advantages of Pixi FlatLight™ Luminaires:
- Superior substitute for existing lighting
- T-bar lighting systems
- Recessed lighting fixtures
- Suspended lighting
- Ceiling lights
- Internal power supply and driver allows TruFlat mounting
- Easy, do-it-yourself (DIY) installation
- Long life, up to 50,000 hours with no bulbs to change
- Significantly lower energy consumption
- Less heat
- No UV or IR radiation
- No environmentally hazardous substances
- Lightweight and slim design (3/8")
- Faster switching (perfect light in an instant)
- Compatible with most dimmer controls
Pixi FlatLight® Luminaires are rated to last 50,000 hours or more. That's about 17 years when used for an average of eight hours a day. So you change them less frequently, saving time and labor. Which, again, means saving money. And they burn cool, so they don't waste energy. A traditional incandescent light panel dissipates about 92% of its energy as heat; a Pixi FlatLight®, about 10%. Which again means . . . well, surely you get it by now.
Pixi Lighting is at the leading edge of LED technology today. And we'll continue defining the future, with beautiful, brilliant light that's efficient, affordable and environmentally responsible.
Welcome to Pixi. And enjoy living in The best light possible.