LED is considered to be todays most efficient way of lighting. With an estimated energy efficiency of between 80-90% when compared to traditional lighting and conventional light bulbs. This is only one of, but perhaps the best, reason to use LED lights. They are able to save you money on power which is not only good for the environment but for your wallet too. Conventional light bulbs squander the majority of their energy as heat. An incandescent bulb gives off 90% of its energy as heat, while a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb squanders about 80% as heat. LEDs remain cool, thus wasting less energy. An LED bulb that produces similar amounts of light to an equivalent incandescent produces about 5 percent of the temperature
• All incandescent and CFL bulbs produce light that flows in all directions, wasting light as well as heat.
• 80% of the electricity fed to an LED is converted to light.
• 20% of the electricity fed to a conventional bulb is wasted.
• A buildings carbon footprint from lighting can be reduced by 85% as a result of exchanging all existing incandescent bulbs for new LEDs.
Several varieties of LED lights can be operated with battery power supplies. In recent years, they have become bright enough to use in familiar lighting applications. As the price of wholesale LEDs has dropped, the power-saving properties of LED lighting have become more cost-effective. This makes LED lighting far more efficient than any other home lighting option. An LED bulb uses less power than compact CFL bulbs. Hence, replacing compact fluorescent bulbs in your home or business will help to reduce both heat and power consumption. As LED lights need less power they can be run on batteries letting you have portable LED lamps and outdoor lights.
LED Lights for home or office use will pay For themselves. By replacing bulbs in your home with LED ceiling lights you are investing in a lighting system that is sure to pay you back many times over. With a long expected lifespan LED lights will bring years of usage so you can clock up some substantial savings. It will pay several times over for the initial cost of LED Lights. Even outdoor LED lighting and floodlights that would typically need power hungry halogen bulbs can be replaced by more economical and affordable high lumens LED floodlight and lamps.
A Light Emitting Diode can function for decades when installed. LED bulbs can last much longer than compact fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. Compact fluorescent bulbs can last 8,000 hours while LED bulbs can last around 50,000 hours. LED lifetimes are rated in a different way than conventional incandescent lights, which go out when the filament breaks. The long operational lifetime helps achieve even more energy efficiency. Especially in the large scale, like in urban infrastructure projects, such as cities, railroads, and airports. LED light bulbs and lamps are a cost-effective option for lighting a home or office space since they have a long lifespan.
LED lights do not contain toxic materials and are very recyclable. This will help you to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. In contrast, the majority of conventional fluorescent bulbs contain a multitude of materials. Things such as mercury, which are dangerous for the environment. A low-voltage power supply is adequate for LED illumination. So it is easy to use LED lighting in outside settings. You can also use an external solar-energy source, which is a big advantage when it comes to using LED technology in remote, rural areas. Another great advantage is that LED illumination produces lower infrared light and almost no UV emissions. This makes LED's suitable for goods and materials that are sensitive to temperature due to the benefit of lower radiated heat emission. They are also good for illumination of UV sensitive objects such as museums, art galleries or archaeological sites
Thus, they make great outdoor lighting systems for rough conditions. They can also withstand greater exposure to weather such as the wind, rain. They are now being implemented in large public areas, road, and traffic lights, as well as in construction or manufacturing sites. Because they don't need to be changed very often, and over time offer large savings..
LED's can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, while always producing a highly efficient illumination. Individual LED's can be dimmed. This results in a dynamic control of lumens light, color, and distribution. LED's measure approximately from 3 to 8 mm long and can be used singly or as part of an array. The small size and low profile of LED's permit them to be used in spaces that are considered too small for other light bulbs.
LEDs are perfect for operation in low outside temperature settings. For fluorescent lamps, low temperatures may affect operation and present a problem. LED illumination, operates well in cold settings, making them ideal to be used in outside winter environments or in freezer rooms. They also perform well in extremely hot settings, such as boiler rooms and ovens. LEDs can be designed to be waterproof allowing them to be used in harsh conditions or wet environments.
On top of that, since LEDs contain no glass components, they are not vulnerable to vibration and breakage like conventional bulbs. LEDs are consequently better suited for use in areas like sports facilities and within areas that are prone to vandalism. LEDs typically operate at moderately low working temperatures, simplifying heat management and dissipation, which allows for the use of plastic lenses, filters, and diffusers
When powered on, LED lights brighten up fully and instantly. This poses great advantages for infrastructure projects, such as traffic and signal lights. In addition, LED lights can be switched off and on regularly and without affecting the LEDs lifetime or lumens emission. On the contrary, traditional lights may take several seconds to reach their full brightness, and frequent on and off switching does radically decrease operational life expectancy.