LED Lighting

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. LEDs began as exciting but expensive electronic components in the sixties, used in handheld calculators and other similar devices. Through research and development, LED technology advanced, became more efficient and less expensive, until it reached its current form. LEDs can now be used for a number of lighting applications and are available across the spectrum of visible, infrared, and ultraviolet light.

Affordable 12V LED lights, for example, are often used as a conventional lighting source in homes, offices, and places of business because they are more energy-efficient, last longer, are more physically durable, and are safer than incandescent lighting sources.

However, the same technology that allows LEDs to produce light with less electricity use also means that it has different hardware requirements than incandescent lights. Proper 12V LED light installation includes the use of specific power adapters or drivers to regulate the voltage and heat that reaches the Light Emitting Diode, so that the diodes only receives the right amount of electricity and continues to function properly.


With the LED market exploding over the past few years it can be hard to understand if you’re buying the right product for your needs. Fan Doctor consistently keeps up with the current products and filters through the bad ones for you so you don’t have to. If you have questions on color temperature or what CRI means come on down and we will be happy to show you the difference. At our shop we have samples to show you to help guide you to the products that you are looking for. We not only deal in under cabinet LED lighting but also the highest quality BR30 bulbs for your recessed lights. If the LED retro-fit is more your style we carry those and much more. These products are much higher quality than you will find at the big box stores.

Why buy higher quality LED lights

At the manufacturing point each individual LED goes through what is called the binning process. What this means is that they will light up every individual diode and determine what the light quality output is. If the diode has a poor showing then it get put in the bin with all the other low performing diodes. Low performing meaning that it is either not bright or it puts out ugly light (low CRI). Diode that are bright, have nice color temperatures and high CRI’s get put in different bins. The cheap products are then built with the bad diodes and the higher quality products are built with the best looking diodes. The end result is nicer looking light in your home.