LED (light-emitting diode) lighting is rapidly becoming the preferred lighting solution of both professionals and residential users. LED will soon replace all traditional incandescent light bulbs and the advanced technology is producing brighter bulbs for half the cost.
LED lighting is used for a wide variety of different applications in various industries including aerospace industry, architecture, automotive, broadcasting, entertainment, gaming, traffic, transportation and in the military. Since LEDs are focused lights they prove best at specific lighting tasks such as desk lamps, reading lights, security lights, spotlights, and lighting for signage.
When designed well, LED lighting can be more efficient, durable, versatile and longer lasting. Changing your business and office over to LED lighting is long overdue. Here are five reasons to make the switch immediately.
LED Lighting Is Environmentally Safe
LED lighting is environmental safe lighting. According to a study conducted by the DOE (Department of Energy), the use of LED lighting can further reduce greenhouse gasses by at least 10% in the next five to ten years.
Fluorescent lights emit harmful carcinogenic gasses linked to cancer risks and incandescent lamps emit a substantial amount of CO2 into the atmosphere. LEDs do not emit harmful gasses that result in hazardous disorders in human beings.
LED Lighting Costs Less
LED lighting is more expensive but, over time, they end up saving money. Here’s why — An incandescent bulb that costs $1 will still equal out to more than $50 over the course of 20 years due to how often you’ll have to replace the burned out bulbs. LED bulbs that cost about $5 will still only be $5 after almost 20 years of use.
LED lighting lowers the overall cost of lighting. It offers about 50,000 hours of illumination with a fraction of the energy used by traditional bulbs. It extends the time between bulb replacements and is preferred as a near zero maintenance lighting system.
LED Lighting Makes Working Easier
What if the lighting in your office not only saved you money but could actually keep your staff happier and healthier?
LED mood illumination is already being used in airplanes, classrooms and daycare facilities. LED lighting can increase awareness and productivity. Healthcare researchers are also using LED lighting systems to treat depression and other psychological disorders.
Individual LEDs can be dimmed, resulting in a dynamic control of light, color and distribution and well-designed LED illumination systems can achieve fantastic lighting effects, not only for the eye but also for the mood and the mind.
LED Lighting Uses Less Lights
LEDs have a better quality of light distribution and focus light in one direction as opposed to other types of lighting which waste energy by emitting light in all directions, often illuminating areas where light isn’t required (like on the ceiling). This means that less LED lights are needed to achieve the same level of brightness given off by fluorescents and incandescent lights. Fewer lights will reduce energy consumption and will, therefore, be a benefit to the environment.
LED Lighting Is Safer, Cooler and Lasts Longer
LEDs — especially ENERGY STAR rated products — use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting. One LED bulb can last up to 20 years! LED lights last up to six times longer than other types of lights, reducing the requirement for frequent replacements. This results in using fewer lights and hence fewer resources are needed for manufacturing processes, packaging materials, and transportation.
LED lights generate virtually no heat, therefore, they are cool to the touch and can be left on for hours without incident or consequence if touched. LED’s produce 3.4 BTUs per hour compared to 85 for incandescent bulbs. Incandescent lighting expels 90% of the energy it consumes through heat, making the bulbs hot to the touch. LEDs reduce the potential for safety risks such as burns and fires and could even reduce air conditioning usages and electric bills during the summer months.
These are just some of the reasons to switch your business over to LED lighting. Suppliers of commercial LED lighting in New Jersey offer more than 150 different lamp and bulb styles to meet the needs of businesses and consumers. The possibilities and uses are endless.