I’m curious… can you easily dispose of your LEDs?

Absolutely! Don’t worry even about it. LEDs don’t have any harmful toxic substances and they are 100%
recyclable. This means that you can just throw them in your recycle bin without having to trek over to any
specialized location.

Yikes! My LED bulb broke! How do I dispose of a broken LED?

No problem! LEDs are easy to clean up, just sweep up the broken bits and put them into recycling. Also, if
there is a problem with your lamp and it is still covered in our warranty contact us at:
supportgeeks@traeproducts.com

Just checking… Is anything toxic or dangerous in LEDs?

Nope! LEDs are family friendly. They do not contain mercury and also there is no special cleanup, just throw them into recycling!

Ok so should I recycle LEDs?

Please do! While you can put LEDs in the trash we always encourage recycling to help save our planet! If you need to recycle expired LEDs, use this link to locate an LED recycler near you: www.earth911.com

Great! So is LED illumination ecofriendly?

We here at TRAE pride ourselves on our ecofriendly LEDs, 30 of which only produce 200 kg of CO2, sulfur oxide and nuclear waste. Compare that to 30 incandescent light bulbs which release 2,500 kg. And it doesn’t stop there – LED lights last for a long time, so long that 25 incandescent bulbs would be produced over that time. That’s something that makes us go WOW.

Wow. So LEDs are ecofriendly but is it a good idea to turn LEDs off when I leave the room?

Yes! Please always save energy and save the environment.

Is LED safe to use?

Definitely, we would never give you something that we wouldn’t use in our own homes! LED doesn’t contain any mercury, are sturdier and can be both indoors AND outdoors without worrying about the elements. Take our Umi, which is battery powered, on your next camping trip – her LED light will be very safe.

My family wants to use your lamps but do LED Lamps overheat like the incandescent light bulbs?

Nope! Because LED disperses heat evenly our LED lamps are for people of all ages and stages. Kids can use our Luni, for example, to do homework, as a bedtime reading light or even as a nightlight and never get burned.

Ok I love your LED lamps but do LEDs have a longer life than incandescent bulbs?

Significantly! Specifically, 25 limes longer. While incandescent bulbs last 500-2,000 hours, LEDs last for 20,000-50,000 hours, which is actually 20-40 years! That means that your lamp will last your son or daughter’s childhood. One less thing to worry about!

Ok so do LEDs burn out or pop like incandescent light bulbs?

Nope! LEDs fade overtime and typically don’t burn out instantly. You can generally tell when your lamp starts producing less light that it’s time for a bulb change.

I hate when bulbs flicker on, do LED bulbs flicker?

No way! LEDs have instant-on technology. We hate that too.

I want to read for hours… does LED lighting strain the eyes?

Absolutely not. LED produces a uniform and stable light that doesn’t flicker or vary in intensity making it easier to concentrate over longer periods of time. This means that you can crack open a book next to Kali and read all night long.

Cool! Can I adjust the type of illumination to my needs with the TRAE LED Lamps?

Definitely! Lots of our TRAE LED Lamps let you adjust the color temperature and brightness – some even with a simple hand motion! Make the lighting experience perfect for you.

Wait… What is color temperature?

Alright – lets get technical and down to business! Color temperature (also known as CCT) is basically the method to describe different characteristics of light. The unit used for the different degrees of color temperature is Kelvin, and each lamp is assigned a range that may vary from 2000K up to 6500K. The lower values are warmer tones and the higher values are a cool, white light.

Ok, got it. So what color temperature should I choose?

Relax with a warmer light (2000K-3500K). That means that Jade (3000K), for example, is one of the best for bed time reading. Study or concentrate with a whiter beam of light (3600-6500K), and do some late night work with Kuki (5000K)!
This is the same method used in airplanes to regulate sleeping patterns or classrooms to get students to pay attention. It’s pretty cool and we definitely use it in our awesome lamps!

What is the color temperature range of the TRAE LED Lamps?

Jade

3000K

Luni

5000K

PIA

3000K

Kali

5000K

Muse

4000K

Umi

5000K

Muse²

4000K

Kuki

5000K

Maze

4000K

Kumi desk

5000K

Maze²

4000K

Kumi floor

5000K

Maze X

4000K

Kiyo

5000K

Maze Z

4000K

Rafi

3000K\4000K\5000K

How many lumens do the TRAE LED Lamps emit?

Jade

260

Luni

500

PIA

260

Kali

350

Muse

1250

Umi

115

Muse²

1250

Kuki

220

Maze

900

Kumi desk

500

Maze²

900

Kumi floor

500

Maze X

600

Kiyo

500

Maze Z

900

Rafi

1000

What is the wattage of the TRAE LED Lamps?

Jade

5.5

Luni

5.5

PIA

5.5

Kali

4

Muse

13.7

Umi

5.3

Muse²

13.7

Kuki

3.2

Maze

10.2

Kumi desk

6.2

Maze²

10.2

Kumi floor

6.2

Maze X

10.2

Kiyo

6.2

Maze Z

10.2

Rafi

10.5

So we’re curious… how do LEDs work?

To make it somewhat simple – a single LED has many small lights with microchips. These small lights illuminate as tiny electrons move through a semiconductor material. Almost like magic!

Hey, I need to decrease my electricity bill… would LED help?

Yes, kiss your high electricity bills goodbye! LED uses up to 75% less energy than standard florescent or halogen alternatives.

Oh wow… how much can I save with LED?

According to Consumer Reports an LED can save you $100-400 per bulb over its lifetime. Enough for some fun nights out!

Ok I want to use your lamps… where are the best places to use LEDs?

LEDs are great for your home office, kitchen, or cabinet because it uses focused and directional lighting. It can also be used as decoration in hallways or bathrooms with recessed down light or flood light LEDs. Covered A-shape and A-line LED bulbs are a modern take on the LED bulb and can be used as a bedside reading lamp, in the center of your table or even in your wall sconces or ceilings.

Ok cool, so what are my color options for LEDs? Specifically, can I get a soft white look?

Our simple answer for you is yes. LEDs can be found in warmer, soft white tones similar to that of the incandescent light bulbs. However, it gets a bit complicated because LEDs are actually only available in amber, red, green and blue hues. You may be going “what green… red?!” But these hues are used together to create a realistic white light. So if you want soft white light, LEDs may be coated, which is why some have yellow bulb covers. Also check out OLEDs!

If you really, really want that soft white look for LEDs marketed as “soft white,” “warm white,” or bulbs with 2700-3000 Kelvin (K), a temperature scale indicating more yellow-toned light.

Wait you said “OLED”… What is OLED lighting?

OLED stands for Organic Light-emitting Diodes. They are similar to LEDs in that they use semiconductor material between electrodes (see our “What is LED description above). However, LEDs use blue semiconductor diode with yellow phosphor and OLEDs use layers of red, green and blue film to emit softer white light.

OLEDs can be laid on glass, metal or plastic to light from a broader area rather than a single point. Jade and Pia both use OLED light bulbs, so if you want that softer white light, check them out!

Ok so explain to me again, what's the difference between OLED light and LED light?

To put it in simple terms, OLED uses a surface light source while LED is a pointed light source. OLED emits a uniform light that is evenly difused and therefore easy on the eyes. It is considered very fashion forward in the lighting world, which is why we had to take advantage of it of course!


 

Wait so are LEDs dimmable?

Absolutely! Some of our lights, like the Metal in Motion Collection, even use hand motion technology to dim the lights! Color Touch and OLED Collection use touch sensitive controls. Most of our lights are dimmable.

 

I want to put a light outside… do LEDs work outdoors?

Definitely! Our Umi is battery powered and can therefore be used on camping trips, hikes or even next to your grill to illuminate it while cooking. All of our lights are compatible outside, LEDs are not sensitive to temperatures and weather so they can withstand rain and snow.