Why LED?

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Long life span

LED lights can last 8 to 10 times longer than standard halogen lamps. Operating for 10 hours a day LED lights can last for 20 years before they would need to be replaced.

Energy efficient

A standard 50W halogen lamp turns 90% of electricity used into heat and only 10% into light. LED lights use only 15% of the energy a standard halogen bulb uses, and converts up to 85% of the electrical energy into light. LEDs are todays most efficient way of illumination and lighting, with an estimated energy efficiency of 80%-90% compared to traditional lighting and conventional light bulbs.

Eco-friendly

LED lights contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, which helps reduce the carbon footprint by up to a third. The long operational life time means the one LED light bulb can save material and production of 25 incandescent light bulbs. A 13W LED light emits 68% less CO2 than a standard 40W incandescent bulb running 10 hours a day.

Durable

Because LEDs are not made of glass and are hollow inside, they are far less fragile than both fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. This makes them more durable, less likely to be inoperable due to being dropped. Because LED lights are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impacts, they make great outdoor lighting systems for exposure to severe weather conditions.

No UV emissions, heat or noise

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, but also for illumination of UV sensitive objects or materials from artwork in museums to plastic in a kitchen. LEDs don’t produce heat in the form of infrared radiation, which makes incandescent bulbs hot to touch. Fluorescent tubes are notorious for being noisy, especially if they have been used for a extended amount of time. LEDs do not have this problem and operate silently with no annoying flickering noises.

Dimmable + Colour

LEDs can be dimmed, resulting in a dynamic control of light, colour, flexibility and distribution. Well-designed LED illumination systems can achieve fantastic lighting effects, not only for the eye, but also for the mood. Modules containing different-coloured LEDs (typically red, green and blue, or RGB) can be tuned to a huge range of colours, and easily dimmed.

Light distribution

LED is designed to focus its light and can be directed to a specific location without the use of an external reflector, achieving higher application efficiency than conventional lighting. Well-designed LED illumination systems are able to deliver light more efficiently to the desired location.

Low voltage

The low power consumption of LEDs leads to significant energy savings that can often drive the installation of LED-based systems, for example traffic signals. A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination. This makes it easy to use LED lighting also in outdoor settings.

Lower cost in the long run

LEDs are still more expensive than fluorescent and compact fluorescent lights, but they can provide huge long-term savings. While incandescent lights last for 800 to 1,500 hours, and fluorescent lights last up to 10,000 hours, LEDs can last up to 60,000 hours. This can provide substantial savings as a result of fewer replacements needed. The high initial cost of LED-based systems is offset by lower energy consumption, lower maintenance costs and other factors.

Instant lighting and frequent switching

LED lights start at full brightness, instantly, every time, therefore there is no need for backup lighting. LED lights are a benefit because they switch on and off instantly making them ideal for flashing signs, traffic signalling and automotive lights, compared to standard compact fluorescent lights switch which fade in and our or flicker. LEDs switch on rapidly, even when cold, and this is a particular advantage for certain applications such as vehicle brake lights. LED lights can switch off and on frequently and without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission, unlike traditional lighting that may take several seconds to reach full brightness. Also, frequent on/off switching of traditional bulbs drastically reduces operational life expectancy.
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