The extent of light decay in a wired LED linear light depends on several factors, including the quality of the LEDs, the design of the lighting fixture, and the length of the wiring. Generally, LED lights are known for their longevity and low light decay compared to traditional lighting technologies.
LEDs themselves have a long lifespan, but their brightness can gradually decrease over time. This reduction in brightness is referred to as lumen depreciation or light decay. However, the rate of decay is relatively slow for LEDs, and high-quality LEDs can retain a significant portion of their initial brightness even after thousands of hours of use.
The length of the wiring can introduce some voltage drop, especially with longer distances or if the wiring is of insufficient gauge. Voltage drop can lead to a slight decrease in the light output of the LEDs at the end of the wiring run compared to the beginning. However, modern LED drivers and power supplies are designed to minimize this effect, and it is usually not significant unless the wiring distance is exceptionally long.
To ensure optimal performance and minimize light decay, it is important to use high-quality LED linear lights, properly designed lighting fixtures, and appropriately sized wiring. Additionally, regular maintenance, such as cleaning the fixtures and replacing any faulty components, can help maintain the desired light output over time.