LEDs are quickly replacing fluorescent, halogen, and other lighting technologies for several reasons. LEDs have long lifespans, reduce energy consumption, and have lower maintenance requirements. The drop in the price of lamps and lighting fixtures mean facility managers can upgrade their lighting systems with LED lights. Xvan Electric lists down the following are benefits you will notice once you make the switch:
LEDs use around 50% less electricity than incandescent, fluorescent, and halogen lights, resulting in ample cost savings. Spaces with lights that are turned on for extended periods of time will especially benefit from low energy usage. LEDs are mounted on a flat surface, which means they emit light hemispherically instead of spherically like conventional bulbs. The use of directional lighting conserves light and energy as it is more concentrated than light that spreads in all directions.
High-quality LEDs can last between 30,000 to 50,000 hours and do not burn out; it simply dims over time. Incandescent bulbs only last for about 1,000 hours while fluorescents last between 8,000 to 10,000 hours in comparison. Longer operational life means reduced labour costs of replacing and maintaining bulbs.
LEDs perform better in cold temperatures, which makes them the obvious option for refrigeration systems and outdoor spaces like a parking lot.
Because LEDs do not have filaments and glass casings, it is resistant to breaking and immune to most vibrations and impacts. LEDs are mounted on a circuit board and attached using soldered leads, making them less fragile than traditional lighting that is contained in a glass or quartz covering.
Fluorescent and High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps take three or more minutes to reach maximum brightness when turned on. On the other hand, LEDs reach full brightness almost instantly with no re-strike delay. Instant lighting is advantageous after a power outage or when opening a store early in the morning when it is still dark out.
Switching traditional light sources on and off in a short amount of time reduces its life space, whereas LEDs remain unaffected by this rapid cycling. Flashing light displays or sensor lights using LEDs will last longer.
LEDs are semiconductor devices, which makes them inherently compatible with various controls. Fluorescent lighting systems require much more effort to make it dimmable. Some LEDs can be dimmed to as little as 10% of brightness while most fluorescents can only be dimmed to 30% brightness. LEDs can also be dimmed seamlessly as opposed to tiered dimming.
No IR or UV Emissions
The majority of light in an incandescent bulb is converted into infrared (IR) or radiated heat, less than 10% is used to power visible light. Excessive ultraviolet radiation (UV) and heat is a burn hazard for people and materials. LEDs emit virtually no UV or IR making them a safer option as well.
Advancements in LED technology has lowered expenses and increased efficiency. LEDs are not only the best choice because of their energy efficiency, but they also have better light quality, distribution and dimming ability, and life expectancy. LEDs can even be paired with intelligent sensors and controls to help create smarter and sustainable solutions. Today, adequate lighting can do so much more than brighten a space. It can reduce our impact on the environment, keep our surroundings safe, and boost comfort and productivity.