LED lighting is by far the most energy efficient, the cleanest, and the most eco-friendly way of illumination. LED lighting comes with a multitude of amazing benefits.
Long lifetime stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational life time expectation of up to 100 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of 50 percent operation. If you leave the LED fixture on for eight hours per day, it would take about 20 years before you’d have to replace the LED bulb.
LEDs are different than standard lighting: They don’t really burn out and stop working like standard light bulbs. Moreover, the lighting diodes emit lower output levels over a very long period of time and become less bright.
Today’s most efficient way of illumination and lighting, with an estimated energy efficiency of 80–90 percent when compared to traditional lighting and conventional light bulbs. This means that about 80 percent of the electrical energy is converted to light, while 20 percent is lost and converted into other forms of energy such as heat.
With traditional incandescent light bulbs which operate at 20 percent energy efficiency only, 80 percent of the electricity is lost as heat.
LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain a multitude of materials such as mercury that are dangerous for the environment.
LED lights contain no toxic materials and are 100 percent recyclable, and will help to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. The long operational lifetime span mentioned above also means that one LED light bulb can save material and production of 25 incandescent light bulbs. A big step towards a greener future!
LEDs are extremely durable and are built with sturdy components that are highly rugged and can withstand even the roughest conditions.
Because LED lights are resistant to shock, vibrations, and extreme impacts, they make great outdoor lighting systems for rough conditions and exposure to weather, wind, rain, or even external vandalism, traffic-related public exposure, and construction or manufacturing sites.
LED illumination produces little infrared light and close to no UV emissions. Because of this, LED lighting is highly suitable not only for goods and materials that are sensitive to heat due to the benefit of little radiated heat emission, but also for illumination of UV--sensitive objects or materials such as in museums, art galleries, archeological sites, etc.
LEDs can be combined in any shape to produce highly efficient illumination. Individual LEDs can be dimmed, resulting in a dynamic control of light, color, and distribution. Well-designed LED illumination systems can achieve fantastic lighting effects, not only for the eye, but also for the mood and the mind.
LEDs are ideal for operation under cold and low outdoor temperature settings. For fluorescent lamps, low temperatures may affect operation and present a challenge, but LED illumination operates well also in cold settings, such as for outdoor winter settings, freezer rooms, etc.
LED is designed to focus its light and can be directed to a specific location without the use of an external reflector, achieving a higher application efficiency than conventional lighting. Well-designed LED illumination systems are able to deliver light more efficiently to the desired location.
LED lights brighten up immediately when powered on, which has great advantages for infrastructure projects such as traffic and signal lights.
LED lights can also be switched off and on frequently and without affecting the LEDs lifetime or light emission. In contrast, traditional lighting may take several seconds to reach full brightness, and frequent on/off switching does drastically reduce operational life expectancy.
A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination. This makes it easy to use LED lighting also in outdoor settings, by connection to an external solar-energy source, and is a big advantage when it comes to using LED technology in remote or rural areas.