Monday, April 21, 2014

Why LED Lighting is recommended:

  • ·         Energy efficient and environmentally friendly - LEDs only use a fraction of the electricity that is needed to power traditional light sources, they produce no UV rays and they are mercury and lead free.
  • ·         Longer life - LED lights have a rated life of 30,000 to 100,000 hours plus.  Compare that to incandescent lights with a life of 1000 to 5000 hours, Compact Fluorescent (CFL) with a  life of 8,000 to 10,000 hours and linear fluorescent 20,000 to 50,000 hours and you can see that LED lighting can save you a lot of money long term.
  • ·         Controllability - LED lighting is a perfect complement to occupancy sensors as LED’s life is not affected by the on/off cycles.  In other words you can turn them on and off as much as you want.
  • ·         Turn on instantly - Even in cold weather, LEDs switch on instantly.
  • ·         Can be dimmed - LED lighting sources can be dimmed similarly to incandescent lighting.  Which means you can dim LEDs down as much as 0.5% of potential light level.
  • ·         Range in colors - With advances in technology you can select LED Kelvin temperatures ranging from 2700 up to 6500 Kelvin (similar to fluorescent).
  • ·         Emit light in specific direction - No light is “lost” in the fixture or sent in a non-useful area with LED lighting.
  • ·         Small size - Since LED chips are relatively small they can be designed to fit in just about every type of existing light bulb shape.
  • ·         Efficacy – LED lighting is capable of offering well over 100 lumens per watt of energy consumed (efficacy). Most conventional lighting sources have efficacy levels of less than 100 lumens per watt.
  • ·         Durable - LED lighting is highly resistant to shock and vibration has excellent cold weather performance and contains no glass components.