How LED lighting can help you save
Did you know that only 10% of the energy a 50W halogen lamp consumes goes into producing actual light? The rest of your energy is lost as heat, which can increase ambient room temperature. Replacement with an LED light means less wastage – a 7W LED light uses almost 100% of its energy on light and emits barely any heat.
LED lights also last much longer than standard globes, which cuts down on your replacement and maintenance costs.
Additional LED benefits include:
- Improved vibrancy and appearance of your facility, thanks to their sharper focus, colour rendition and enhanced ambient lighting.
- Improved workplace productivity by reducing glare and thus eyestrain.
- Safer, as they don’t shatter or burn. As very few LEDs contain glass, there’s less chance of injury if an accident does occur.
- Immediate full-strength light. There’s no down-time waiting for them to warm up, so there’s no lost time or energy. Because they use most of the electricity they consume to produce light, they’re always working at full-strength from the moment you switch them on.
- Eco-friendly. They don’t contain mercury, they’re free from harmful gasses, and they don’t emit any harmful UV rays. A 13W LED light produces 68% less carbon dioxide than a standard 40W incandescent bulb over a 10-hour day. LEDs are also recyclable, so they don’t have a waste disposal charge.
- Compatible with low voltage supply. This means you can hook them up to solar, which is a big advantage if you’re using LEDs outdoors, or in remote or rural areas.
- Lower replacement costs, as their lifespan isn’t reduced by turning them off and on.
How LEDs work
Unlike an incandescent bulb, which passes current through a filament to produce light, or fluorescent lamps which work by ionizing mercury vapor in a glass tube, LEDs pass electrons through a semiconductor. This means there’s no filament to wear out, no mercury, gases or phosphor power, and they don’t get as hot in use.