This is Alternating Current. Most houses and commercial spaces use this type of electricity. This is most commonly seen as line voltage. The common voltage in the United States is 110-220V. Our bulbs fall in this range unless otherwise specified.


This is what regulates the current in certain older technology bulbs. They are most commonly found in tube lights and aluminum halide fixtures. Ballasts are not required for LED lighting since LED lights take direct power and thus need no regulation. Ballasts are often the part of the fixture that goes bad overtime. With LED lights, this is never an issue.

Color Temperature

This is how the light emitted from the bulb appears to the naked eye. Color Temperature of most bulbs vary from yellow (about 3000K) to blue (about 8000K). We recommend white daylight bulbs at 6000K as optimal bulbs for jewelry.


This is Direct Current. With LED technology, DC Current is most commonly used in the form of low-voltage DC. This is seen in most MR16s and GU10s that use 12V or 24V. While 12V is the most common in the United States, there are some tracks and fixtures that use 24V.


This is the unit in which color temperature is measured. We recommend 6000K for diamonds and colored stones. This provides a daylight like effect while optimizing the natural beauty of stones.


Stands for Light Emitting Diodes. Newer technology used in lights that reflect light in a single direction instead of all directions. This is what makes the light more efficient.


This is the basis of measurement that determines how bright the light seems to the eye. There are many factors that affect the brightness of the bulb. Lumens are a way to quantify the brightness.


This is the measurement at what pressure the power is being pulled from the source. It is important to take note of what voltage certain fixtures operate at because incorrect voltage can lead to power surges and often fires.


This is how electrical power is measured, often shortened to Watts. Our lights provide you the most light output at the least wattage. Wattage determines how much power is pulled from the source and thus how much power you are using.