The problem of counterfeit LED lights

LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights have rapidly taken over other forms of electric illumination products. LED lights have made filament bulbs, halogen tubes and even fluorescent lamps a thing of the past.

Fake electrical products have gained a stronghold in the market and it has become difficult to differentiate between the original and fake. It has also been determined that little has been to tackle the growing menace. A lot of electrical products are being faked in large numbers which include hair dryers, straighteners, massagers, trimmers etc. The trend of buying fake electrical products has become popular due to its affordability and easy availability. This is the reason why LED lamps are also being counterfeited on a large scale as they have a high demand amongst consumers.

According to Grandview research, “LED lights are cost effective as compared to incandescent lights, delivering around 50,000 hours of illumination with a small amount of energy consumed.”

However, any type of counterfeit lighting product and not just LEDs can cause serious problems like electrical shocks, fires and even death. There is a high probability of the repercussions of fake LED lights as they are being used in large numbers across the world. On the flipside, genuine LED’s can transform the look of your home completely.

There is an old saying that if it seems to good to be true then it probably is. For an untrained and inexperienced consumer, counterfeit LED lamps to look completely identical to original LED lamps. They also have a fake CE trademark to fool the consumers, but it does not guarantee that they are completely safe for use. According to BBC, a shipment consisting of 1000 lamps was stopped from entering Britain. A large number of lamps had insufficient insulation and exposed many elements which are potentially harmful. A mentioned earlier the lamps had the CE trademark but when put to test they all failed the standards set by European Safety.

It is really challenging to purchase a genuine LED lamp, however, the best way to ensure that you do not get duped is to consult an experienced electrician or buy the product from an authorised dealer. Another way to find a genuine LED lamp or light is to check for security holograms, bar-codes and QR codes on the product. Holostik provides state-of-the-art anti-duplication solutions to various products across industries. LED lights manufacturing companies can avail the services of Holostik in order to secure its products against duplication thus leveraging the business growth.