The benefits of L.E.D lighting over standard incandescent, Neon, Compact Fluorescent and Halogen lighting.
L.E.D’s (Light Emitting Diodes) operate differently to traditional incandescent light bulbs. This makes L.E.D’s far more durable than traditional incandescent light bulbs. L.E.D technology also offers many additional advantages over incandescent, neon, compact fluorescent and Halogen lighting devices – such as longer life spans (60,000 hours on average), lower energy usage (approx 80-90% more efficient), reduced maintenance costs and increased safety. L.E.D’s are currently being used for a wide variety of applications such as: residential lighting, aerospace, architectural lighting, automotive, aviation, broadcasting, electronic instrumentation, entertainment and gaming, industrial automation and controls, the military, traffic and safety & transportation.
L.E.D’s are extremely energy efficient and can consume up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs. Since L.E.D’s use only a fraction of the energy of an incandescent light bulb there is a dramatic decrease in running costs. Also savings are also made in maintenance and replacement costs due to the long L.E.D lifespan.
Due to the low power usage of L.E.D’s, they are becoming extremely popular for light sources in remote areas that use solar panels.
Although L.E.D’s have a higher initial cost than incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps, the cost is generally recouped over time in lower electricity costs.
L.E.D’s have an average lifespan of up to 60,000 hours compared to approx 1,500 hours for incandescent bulbs. An LED light can last over 7 years (when in constant use) before requiring replacement. On average, L.E.D lamps last 10 times as long as compact fluorescent lamps, and 133 times longer than typical incandescent lamps. The increased lifespan of L.E.D’s will dramatically reduce maintenance costs and lower long-term operating costs compared to traditional incandescent and fluorescent tubes.
LED lifespan scenarios:
– 50,000 hours powered 4 hours/day = 34 year lifespan
– 50,000 hours powered 8 hours/day = 17 year lifespan
– 50,000 hours powered 24 hours/day = 6 year lifespan
L.E.D’s are solid state lighting devices that utilize a semiconductor material instead of a filament or neon gas. An L.E.D lamp is a tiny chip encapsulated in an epoxy resin enclosure, which makes L.E.D’s far sturdier than traditional incandescent or fluorescent tubes. Since L.E.D’s do not incorporate fragile components such as glass and filaments, they are able to withstand shock, vibration and extreme temperature making them an extremely versatile light source.
Improved safety is most important benefit of switching to L.E.D Light fittings. L.E.D lights generate virtually no heat therefore they are cool to the touch and can be left on for hours without incident or consequence if touched.
L.E.D’s produce 3.4 btu’s/hour, compared to 85 for incandescent bulbs. In comparison, incandescent lighting expels 90% of the energy it consumes via heat, making the bulbs hot to the touch. L.E.Ds therefore reduce the potential for safety risks such as burns and fires.
L.E.D’s are made from non toxic materials, unlike fluorescent lighting that uses mercury that may pose a danger to the environment. L.E.D’s are also recyclable and considered “green” or Earth-Friendly.
LED lamps are offered in a variety of base colors such as Red, Green, Blue and Amber. Because traditional incandescent light bulbs use filters to produce colors, they are extremely inefficient. L.E.D’S can be blended together to produce millions of color options.
L.E.D’s are rapidly becoming the preferred lighting solution of both professionals, residential and Commercial users. LED technology is continually advancing – producing brighter L.E.D lamps.
L.E.D’s are currently used for a wide variety of different applications such as: residential lighting, aerospace industry, architectural, automotive, broadcasting, electronic instrumentation, entertainment and gaming, the military, traffic and transportation. Since L.E.D’s are focused lights they prove best at specific lighting tasks such as desk lamps, reading lights, night lights, security lights, spot lights, accent lights and lighting for signage.