ADVANTAGES OF LED IllUMINATING
LED (Light Emitting Diodes) are the most recent and most exciting technological advancement in the illuminating industry. LEDs are small, solid light bulbs which are extremely energy efficient and long lasting. LEDs function differently than traditional incandescent illumination bulbs. This makes the LEDs far more tough and durable than traditional incandescent illumination bulbs. LED technology also offers many additional advantages over incandescent, neon and compact fluorescent illuminating devices - such as exceptionally longer life span (Sixty Thousand hours), hugely lower Power usage (Ninety Percent more efficient), reduced maintenance costs with higher safety. LEDs are currently being used for a wide variety of applications such as: residential illuminating, aerospace, architectural illuminating, automotive, aviation, broadcasting, electronic instrumentation, entertainment and gaming, industrial automation and controls, the military, traffic and safety & transportation sectors.
LEDs are enormously energy efficient and consume up to ninety Percent less power than incandescent bulbs. Since LEDs use only a fraction of the energy of an incandescent light bulb there is a dramatic decrease in power costs. Likewise, money and energy is saved in maintenance and replacement costs due to the long LED lifespan.
Because of the low power usage of LEDs, they are becoming enormously popular for illumination sources in remote areas that use solar panels.
Although LEDs have a higher initial cost than incandescent and compact fluorescent illumination bulbs, the cost is rapidly recouped over time in lower electricity costs.
LEDs have a life of up to sixty thousand hours compared to one thousand five hundred hours for incandescent bulbs. An LED light will last over seven years (constant use) before necessitating replacement. On average, LED bulbs last ten times as long as compact fluorescent bulbs, and one hundred thirty three times longer than distinctive incandescent bulbs. Long lifespan of LEDs will dramatically reduce maintenance costs and lower long-term working costs compared to traditional incandescent and fluorescent tubes.
LED lifespan backdrops:
- Fifty Thousand hours powered Four hours/day = Thirty Four year lifespan
- Fifty Thousand hours powered Eight hours/day = Seventeen year lifespan
- Fifty Thousand hours powered Twenty Four hours/day = Six year lifespan
LEDs are solid state illuminating devices that use semiconductor material instead of a filament or neon gas. An LED illumination is a tiny chip encapsulated in an epoxy resin enclosure, which makes LEDs far sturdier than traditional incandescent illumination bulbs or fluorescent tubes. Since LEDs do not use delicate components such as glass and filaments, LEDs are able to withstand shock, vibration and extreme temperature.
bettered safety may be LED's most important benefit
LED illuminations give virtually no heat therefore they are cool to the touch and can be left on for hours without incident or effect if touched. LED's produce 3.4 btu's/hour, compared to Eighty Five for incandescent bulbs. In comparison, incandescent lighting expels Ninety Percent of the energy it takes via heat, making the bulbs hot to the touch. LEDs cut down the potential for safety risks such as burns and fires.
LEDs are made from non harmful materials, dissimilar fluorescent illuminating that uses mercury that may pose a danger to the environment. LED’s are also reusable and considered ‘green’ or Earth-Friendly.
LED illuminations are offered in a form of base colors such as Red, Green, Blue and Amber. Because traditional incandescent illumination bulbs use filters to produce colors, they are highly inefficient. LEDS can be combined together to produce millions of color options.
LEDs are poised to substitute traditional incandescent illumination bulbs. LEDs are rapidly becoming the preferred illuminating solution of both professionals and residential users. LED technology is continually advancing - producing brighter LED bulbs. The U.S. Department of Energy hopes to reduce the electricity used for lighting by Fifty Percent by converting to LED based illumination sources.
LEDs are currently used for a wide kind of different applications such as: residential illuminating, aerospace industry, architectural, automotive, broadcasting, electronic instrumentation, entertainment and gaming, the military, traffic and transportation. Since LEDs are centered illuminations they prove best at specific illuminating tasks such as desk lamps, reading illuminations, night illuminations, security illuminations, spot illuminations, accent illuminations and illuminating for signage.