LED is the latest technological advancement in the lighting industry, and LED bulbs alone have become the number one lighting solution for homes and commercial properties since legislations began phasing out other types of bulbs from retailers.
Light Bulb Ban
The Halogen Ban proclaimed by the European Union earlier in 2018 means that Halogen bulbs are no longer available to purchase from retailers due to their energy-inefficiency. Additionally, the Incandescent light bulbs are amongst those that the EU has been phasing out since 2009 as they are environmentally unfriendly. Restrictions on the use of Incandescent light bulbs have predicted to save approximately 39 terawatt-hours of electricity annually across the entire EU by 2020.
TTraditional Incandescent light bulbs use a filament to create light when electrical current passes through it and heats it up. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) however are semiconductors and don’t have a filament, allowing electrons to pass through the semiconductor and turn into light.
Because of these semiconductors, LED bulbs produce the same amount and quality of light as Incandescent and CFL bulbs but use less energy as they don’t heat up and waste the energy through heat. This makes them far more energy efficient than other bulbs out there, giving them a longer life span of 50,000 hours.
LEDs are also safer to handle unlike other bulbs with filaments, since they are not surrounded by toxic gas and are less harmful.
LEDs offer a significantly lower energy usage (90% more efficient), and reduced replacement costs.
LEDs are currently being used for a wide variety of applications such as:
Residential lighting, commercial lighting, aerospace, architectural lighting, automotive, aviation, broadcasting, electronic instrumentation, entertainment and gaming, industrial automation and controls, the military, traffic and safety, and transportation.
Most LEDs come in a variety of light output colours to provide the preferred atmosphere, whether it’s optimised for concentration levels or for aesthetic purposes.
Benefits of LED
LEDs are far more robust as they do not contain fragile components making them ideal for rough conditions.
LEDs have an expected lifespan of 50,000 hours. That’s 5 times more than a typical incandescent bulb.
LED performance improves at low temperatures making them ideal for cold environments.
Less Heat Emissions
LED do not emit heat making them ideal for lighting display in retail and the food and drink industry.
LEDs are available in a wide range of colours, providing the perfect atmosphere for your property.
LEDs are extremely energy efficient and consume up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs.