Why specify LED Lighting

Why specify LED Lighting

LED Lighting has swept the conventional lighting marketplace for a variety of reasons; in this article we inspect the most notable ones.

Energy efficiency
LED lighting use about 50% less electricity than traditional incandescent, fluorescent and halogen options. As they require less energy to power, LEDs will save you electricity. LEDs also aim light in a specific direction unlike conventional bulbs, which emit light in all directions, and this directional lighting capability reduces wasted light and energy.

Extended life
Unlike incandescent lighting, LEDs don’t “burn out” or fail, they just dim over time. Quality LEDs have an expected lifespan of 30,000–50,000 hours or even longer. A typical incandescent bulb lasts only about 1,000 hours; a comparable fluorescent lasts 8,000 to 10,000 hours.

The Sustainable choice
Unlike most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain a multitude of materials (like mercury) that are dangerous for the environment, LED lighting are free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable, which helps you to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. The long operational life time span mentioned above means also that one LED light bulb can save material and production of 25 incandescent light bulbs.

Without filaments or glass enclosures, LEDs are durable and largely immune to vibrations and other impacts. Traditional lighting is usually contained in a glass or quartz exterior, which can be susceptible to damage. LEDs, on the other hand, tend not to use any glass, instead they are mounted on a circuit board and connected with soldered leads that can be vulnerable to direct impact, but no more so than mobile phones and similar small electronic devices.

Low maintenance
The long lifetime of LEDs reduces the need to replace failed lamps and they can reduce labour costs of replacing bulbs in commercial situations, and this can lead to significant savings. This also makes LED fixtures useful for installation in relatively inaccessible locations.

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