Benefits of LEDS
While it seems that everyone is pushing the Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) claiming to help the environment by using less energy, very few are discussing how hazardous they really are.
Since Incandescent bulbs are being outlawed by the government it only makes sense that you would spend a few extra dollars for long lasting bulb that will use much less energy in your home or business. The problem is those CFLs not only cause more pollution to create than any other bulb, they also contain a toxic substance called Mercury.
Bulbs break, no matter how safe you are when you throw them away they will break by the time they hit your landfill. There is an estimated 40 lbs of mercury per day being dumped in each of our nations major cities from just consumer purchased CFLs.
LEDs – Not just a better light
- Require less energy/pollution to make
- Produce a brighter, whiter, and cleaner light
- Last up to 25 times longer than CFLs
- Have no toxic or harmful substances
- Do not require special recycling
- Are 100% recyclable
- Mainenance free meaning no additional pollutants created over life
- Reduce overall energy usage up to 40%
- Pay for themselves
- LEDs have a number of advantages over incandescent, fluorescent, and High Intensity Discharge bulbs. They produce a better quality light, last 25 times longer, consume less energy than compact fluorescent light bulbs, and even use less energy to make.
- Eleven percent of the average American’s energy budget goes toward lighting, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, and replacing those old incandescent bulbs can reduce the energy consumption in your location by 50 to 75 percent.
- While LEDs are a bigger upfront investment, they will save you money over time. If the use of LEDs becomes widespread in the United States over the next 20 years, the Department of Energy says the country could save about $265 billion, and eliminate the need to build 40 new power plants by reducing electricity demand by 33 percent by 2027.
- Traditional light bulbs contain a filament that gets hot when exposed to electricity. The filament gets so hot that it glows bright white, illuminating the bulb. This type of lighting is extremely inefficient, as 90 percent of the energy consumed by the bulb is wasted in the form of heat. Even compact fluorescent bulbs, which improve upon this basic technology, still waste 80 percent of their energy as heat. While LEDs have been around since the mid-20th century, they weren’t designed for home lighting. It wasn’t until the early 21st century that improvements in these bulbs finally made them a viable replacement for traditional light bulbs.
- The operational life of current white LED lamps is 100,000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of 50% operation. The long operational life of an led lamp is a stark contrast to the average life of an incandescent bulb, which is approximately 5000 hours. If the lighting device needs to be embedded into a very inaccessible place, using LEDs would virtually eliminate the need for routine bulb replacement.
- The filament in a traditional bulb can easily be broken while the LED casing is virtually unbreakable. LEDs are ideal for harsh and extreme climates.
- There is no comparison between the cost of LED lights vs. traditional incandescent options. With incandescent bulbs, the true cost of the bulb is the cost of replacement bulbs and the labor expense and time needed to replace them. These are significant factors, especially where there are a large number of installed bulbs. For office buildings and skyscrapers, maintenance costs to replace bulbs can be enormous. These issues can all be virtually eliminated with the LED option.
- The key strength of LED lighting is reduced power consumption. When designed properly, an LED circuit will approach 90% efficiency, which means 90% of the electrical energy is converted to light energy. The remaining 10% is lost as heat energy. Compare that with incandescent bulbs which operate at about 20% efficiency (80% of the electrical energy is lost as heat). Realistically the cost savings would be higher as most incandescent light bulbs blow out within a year and require replacements whereas LED light bulbs can be used easily for a decade without burning out.
Improve lighting performance, increase security, lower energy consumption and reduce maintenance expenses.
|Industrial & Warehouse
LED Interior high bay lighting is the ideal source for energy efficient illumination in large spaces and provides improved lasting performance in cold storage facilities.
Showcase your dealership and attract more customers with beautiful LED lighting.
Upgrade city street and area lights to LED to increase efficiency, improve light quality, and reduce the carbon footprint.
For corporations planning newly constructed or renovated campuses, LED is the lighting product of choice for up to 80% energy savings and contributions toward LEED credits from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Parking structure operators can achieve energy efficiency, impressive lighting performance and an optimal ROI.
High-quality LED lighting enhances learning environments and improves visibility and security.
Petroleum stations are attracting customers with improved lighting that creates a safe environment with dramatically better visibility and the added benefit of tremendous energy savings.
Meet building goals with unmatched energy reduction.
|Recreation & Public Venues
Eliminate the need for regular bulb replacements and associated labor costs.
Enhance your healing spaces with high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting.
|Restaurants & Hospitality
Instantly Impress Your Guests with Vibrant and Comfortable Spaces.
|Retail & Grocery
Enhance Your Store Lighting to Turn Browsers into Buyers.
Enhance the curb appeal, visibility and safety of any roadway by upgrading existing fixtures to energy-efficient LED.