3 Main Issues With LED Lighting

Light-emitting Diodes (LEDs) are the newest and hottest technology in lighting. LED lights save energy and last longer. They can also be used anywhere to help improve or maintain daily activities.

But LED lighting has several problems that can be inconvenient to some people, whether they're homeowners looking for LED lamps or businesses that use LED signage, LED parking lot lights, or cove lighting.

Learn more about some of the main issues of LED lighting and their solutions.

Frequent Flickering

LED lights can sometimes flicker frequently, creating eye strain and headaches. Although there are LED products that claim to reduce flickering, they may still not be perfect for some people who experience such issues –– but they do help.

LED lights are powered by specific power supplies, which convert standard household current (alternating current) to direct current for the LED lights. Sometimes, voltage drops during the conversion can cause the light to flicker. The lights can also flicker due to faulty LED drivers or power supplies. These LED lights can also flicker when you dim them, which is a major inconvenience if you want a smoother experience.

As mentioned earlier, more advanced LED products in the market may help reduce flickering. So be sure to ask your electrician to recommend lasting fixes to this problem.


Although some LED lights are as bright as 1000-watt halogen bulbs, they can be too dim at times. While some LED streetlights and parking lot lights are dimmed for energy conservation, they might not provide enough light at that setting to see clearly.

These lamps might either be improperly shielded or have dark-coloured lenses. Either way, you'd need to replace them with LED lights that can offer greater levels of brightness.

Thankfully, LED lights come in different lumen ranges to meet different lighting needs. The higher the lumens, the more light you get. You can ask your electrician to recommend LED products with high lumens that can provide sufficient light for your needs (at any setting).


LED lights cost more than conventional lighting, so most users want their LED lighting fixtures to work 100% of the time. But sometimes, LED lights simply do not work as expected, which inconveniences users who have spent money on these fixtures.

The failure can happen for LED lights with:

  • Low-quality control standards
  • Improperly grounded lighting circuits
  • Wrong voltage distribution
  • Improper shielding

Your electrician can ensure these common failure triggers don't become a problem for you. Note that LED bulbs should be replaced if they fail frequently. So, if you notice an issue with your lights, be sure to reach out to a reliable electrician for specialized fixes.

Pro tip: When you purchase LED lighting for your business or home, ask your electrician to recommend reputable LED lighting manufacturers who test their LED products before selling them. This way, you know that LED lighting fixtures will work as expected and also last a long time.

To get help with LED lighting, contact an electrician in your area.