Category: LED Lighting

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As our customers become more aware of our impact on our environment, many of us are taking steps to ensure we do everything possible to protect our natural resources.

 

And as someone interested in commercial LED lighting for industrial, architectural or horticultural applications, you’ll be glad to know that LED lights are likely the most environmentally friendly lighting options available, and there are a number of environmental benefits of using LED lights.

For example, LEDs last as much as 20 times longer than other lighting sources, and therefore don’t need to be replaced often. This reduces the impact of manufacturing, packaging and shipping. LEDs also are designed to provide more than a decade of near maintenance-free service. Less servicing also reduces environmental impact.

Additionally, LEDs consume way less energy than incandescent and high-intensity discharge (HID) lights. LED lights use only 2-17 watts of electricity, which is 25%-80% less energy than standard lighting systems. And while compact fluorescent lights are also energy-efficient, LEDs burn even less energy.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Widespread use of LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States. By 2027, widespread use of LEDs could save about 348 terawatt hours (compared to no LED use) of electricity: This is the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each), and a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices.”

LEDs contain no mercury, unlike their HID counterparts, whose mercury-laden remnants can seep into our water supply and adversely affect sea life, and those who eat it.

A downstream benefit to using LED lights: LEDs produce significantly less heat than legacy lighting sources, meaning cooling costs are greatly reduced. This adds up to considerable energy savings.

A U.S. Department of Energy study concluded that switching away from incandescents reduces the environmental harm of lighting by three to 10 times. According to the study, by 2017, LED bulbs will have half the impact of today’s LED bulbs and 70 percent less impact than today’s CFLs, which are not expected to change significantly.

For smart buyers wanting to improve the quality of their light while helping the environment, Contact Us for a complimentary evaluation.

 

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Induction Lighting

Eco Induction Lighting was created to bring the newest and easiest induction lighting available to change existing lighting fixtures, indoor and outdoor, to the longest lasting, energy efficient and maintenance saving induction lighting.

Product standards:

  • Instant On
  • Instant Re-Strike
  • Saves Energy
  • Lifespan: 50,000 to 100,000 watt hours (depends on model)
  • Warranty: 3 year or 5 year (depends on model)

Benefits include:

  • Reduces maintenance effort and associated costs due to longest life
  • Eligible for Energy Company Rebates
  • Eligible for Federal Tax Credits
  • Complies with LEED® certification requirements
  • Lowers Greenhouse Gas production through energy use
  • Reduces mandatory Carbon Credits (required in California, soon in other U.S. states)

Using Eco Induction Lighting reduces your total lighting-related costs as compared to LED and other lamps and fixtures. Eco Induction lamps can be installed in your existing fixtures. Energy and maintenance savings gained by replacing LED lamps and fixtures exceed the cost of switching to Eco Induction lighting in less than two (2) years.

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Top 10 Benefits of LED Lighting

1. Long Life
Long life time stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational life time expectation of up to 100.000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of 50% operation. If you leave on the LED fixture for 8h per day it would take around 20 years before you’d have to replace the LED bulb.

LED’s are different to standard lighting: They don’t really burn out and stop working like a standard light, moreover the lighting diodes emit lower output levels over a very long period of time and become less bright.

2. Energy Efficiency
Todays most efficient way of illumination and lighting, with an estimated energy efficiency of 80%-90% when compared to traditional lighting and conventional light bulbs. This means that about 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light, while a ca. 20% is lost and converted into other forms of energy such as heat.

With traditional incandescent light bulbs who operate at 20% energy efficiency only, a 80% of the electricity is lost as heat. Imagine the following scenario:

If you use traditional lighting and have an electricity bill of e.g US$ 100, then US$ 80 of that money has been used to heat the room, not to light it! Using LED illumination with 80% efficiency, the electricity costs would be around US$ 20 and you’d have saved around US$ 80.

The long operational life time acts as a multiplicator and helps achieve even more energy efficiency, especially large scale and when thinking in terms of urban infrastructure projects, such as cities, railroads and airports.

Think of e.g an airport using energy efficient LED lighting exclusively and achieving a 30% power consumption reduction in comparison with an airport using conventional lighting technology.

Because the long life span of LED lights, also the maintenance work – think of all the work and energy it would take to purchase, stock and change the conventional light bulbs of an airport – you’ll see that you can make significant energy savings also when it comes to maintenance and replacement due to the long operational life times of LED lighting.

3. Ecologically Friendly
LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain a multitude of materials like e.g mercury that are dangerous for the environment.

LED lights contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, and will help 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. A big step towards a greener future!

4. Durable Quality
LEDs are extremely durable and built with sturdy components that are highly rugged and can withstand even the roughest conditions.

Because LED lights are resistant to shock, vibrations and external 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.

5. Zero UV Emissions
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 a in museums, art galleries, archeological sites etc.

6. Design Flexibility
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:

LED mood illumination is already being used in airplanes, classrooms and many more locations and we can expect to see a lot more LED mood illumination in our daily lives within the next few years.

7. Operational in Extremely Cold or Hot Temperatures
LED 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.

8. Light Dispersement
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.

9. Instant Lighting & Frequent Switching
LED lights brighten up immediately and when powered on, which has great advantages for infrastructure projects such as e.g traffic and signal lights.

Also, LED lights can switched off and on frequently and without affecting the LED’s 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.

10. Low-Voltage
A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination. This makes it easy to use LED lighting also in outdoor settings, by connecting an external solar-energy source and is a big advantage when it comes to using LED technology in remote or rural areas.

Did these top 10 benefits of LED lighting convince you? LED lighting has even more benefits and advantages, so make sure you go LED and save both the planet – and your money!

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