What are LEDs
LED is a highly energy efficient lighting technology, and has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting. LEDs use at least 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent lighting.
LED light bulbs represent the safest form of lighting and even when they go wrong, they are still not dangerous to be around, unlike incandescent bulbs which generate lots of heat when in use and have even been known to explode when things go wrong.
LEDs are not strictly light bulbs, they are an electrical circuit (semiconductor). They do not contain filaments and therefore are not prone to the usual light bulb problems associated with incandescent bulbs.
LEDs will invariably last 30 to 50 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs, whilst using an average of 90% less power which makes them ideal for places where lights are switched on for lengthy periods of time. More durable with no fragile parts, the bulbs generate virtually no heat and are therefore safe in almost all areas around the home. The cool running temperature of LEDs reduce air conditioning costs, and the fire risk associated with overheating incandescent bulbs is not an issue with LEDs.
As LEDs are very strong and durable, they are able to endure vibration so they are appropriate for use in many places where existing bulbs are subject to regular failure, eg around heavy machinery. They are also able to tolerate low temperatures and therefore allow more flexibility in their use.
LEDs do not produce any UV (ultraviolet) or IR (infra red) radiation, and can thus be used to light paintings or other precious artefacts without causing any fading. Unlike CFL or fluorescent lighting, LED lighting also does not flicker, and this reduces eye strain and other problems associated with flickering lighting solutions.
Taking Care of the Environment
Taking care of the environment has become a way of life in the 21st century, and we all have a duty to try and reduce our carbon footprints, be it at home or in our businesses. An easy way to make a start in improving the efficiency of our homes and businesses is through LED lighting.
Environmental specialists list improving energy efficiency as an important factor to reduce our impact on the environment. LED lights use up to 90% less electricity than standard halogen bulbs and have an extremely long lifespan which equates to considerably reduced carbon emissions and less waste because fewer lamps need to be disposed of.
To find out how much you can save by switching to LED let us conduct a custom LIGHTING ENERGY AUDIT.