Know This Before You Start Buying Lights For Your Home.

Have you ever been overwhelmed by the ever-changing technology around us? And that you decide to search about it online but yet become more confused than ever? Don't be embarrassed, it happens to all of us too.


Today, we are going to share about the main differences between between LED bulb enabled fixture and LED integrated fixture. It may sound dull or complicated, but inside all the beautiful light fixtures you see out there(e.g. hotel lobbies or Pinterest mood boards), are using either LED bulb enabled fixture or LED integrated fixture. Choosing the right type of light source will make your money worthwhile.

These 2 type of light sources are the most commonly used for residential homes and once you understand the underlying concept of it, you will not feel like being left behind anymore.


The difference between LED bulb enabled fixture and LED integrated fixture.

LED lighting has revolutionized the market for lighting fixtures and is now dominating the general purpose lighting market.

More and more manufacturers have taken to integrating LEDs directly into their fixture while some would prefer to have designs revolving around the usage of LED bulbs. Noticing that consumers have been torn between the two options, we have come up with an introduction and breakdown on the pros and cons of either type.


LED bulb enabled fixtures:

While incandescent bulbs typically last only around 1,000-2,000 hours, LEDs is usually rated above 10,000-3,0000 hours (approximately 10-times its predecessor). Here’s a post for the bulbs options we offer and its different purposes: https://www.shioklighting.com/post/the-different-kinds-of-bulbs-to-know-before-buying


Traditionally, an entire lamp fixture is produced by a single manufacturer. However, in today’s landscape, different lighting components are often manufactured by different companies. These components include the physical casing and LED bulbs. In other words, users have the option to select the bulbs based on their needs (e.g. light colour, brightness, dimmable, smart bulbs, beam angle, CRI).

Despite their long-rated lifespan, all LED bulbs will eventually burn out. But not to worry, the ease of change for lightbulbs, coupled with the fact that readily available at major supermarkets and hardware stores makes it a breeze for replacement. In fact, you can even stock your preferred bulb for future use as their shelf life are technically indefinite when stored properly.

However, there is no product that is all empowering. Due to variations of bulb type and dimension available for mass market LED bulbs, light fixtures dimension are designed to accommodate these bulbs within the fixture.

Thus if you are thinking of something small and petite enough to fit into your fingers, you will have better luck exploring integrated LED fixtures (i.e. lamps with built-in light source).


Shiok Lighting’s philosophical approach in our products has always been finding a balance between form vs function. Continuing to explore the limits and boundaries of lighting design. One great example would be the newly launched Roma Ceiling Light design in comparison with our Nova Ceiling Lamp design. With both pieces utilizing GU10 bulb types, we pushed the boundaries of creating a piece that encompass a small form factor, practicality of changeable bulbs, with anti-glare property.