Being energy-efficient and environmentally conscious has progressed from simply being a good idea to a way of life – not just for consumers, but for businesses looking to cut their overhead expenditures by reducing their carbon footprint and additionally appealing to a more green savvy clientele. Switching to LED lights is one way companies can be on the cutting edge of corporate concern for their energy expenditure. LED lighting is now beginning to revolutionize the lighting market and offer consumers huge savings as well as giving a peace of mind by being highly energy efficient, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly. Below, find out more on the advantages of switching to LED lighting.
In comparison to traditional lighting solutions, LEDs have very high efficiency because to produce the same light output, the energy consumption is very low in case of LEDs. LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting such as fluorescent and incandescent lights as 95% of the energy in LEDs is converted into light and only 5% is wasted as heat. Hence, low energy usage is a relief not just to us but the environment too!
LED light sources last longer, avoiding the hassle of frequent changing of light bulbs. This significantly reduces waste but also saves money in the long term energy saving.
CFLs contain mercury which if not handled or disposed of properly, CFLs can contaminate air and water supply as well as landfills with deadly compounds. Disposal has to be arranged through a registered waste carrier so switching to LED avoids the cost and time implications required for disposal and helps to protect the environment from further toxic waste.
On contrary to general lighting systems and CFLs, LEDs radiate very little heat in the form of IR that can cause damage to objects or fabrics.
Colour Rendering Index is a measure of a light source's ability to show object colors "realistically" or "naturally" compared to a familiar reference source, either incandescent light or daylight. Excellent colour rendering without the use of any colour filters unlike in traditional lighting methods, LEDs are a great replacement to CFLs for excellent colour rendering.
Unlike fluorescent sources where an external reflector is required to collect light and direct it in a usable manner, the solid packaging of the LED can be designed to focus its light.
LEDs allow us to create variable dimming options which not only help beautify spaces but transform the surroundings completely. Lighting solutions that combine world-class LED luminaires with analog and digital controls helps provide exactly the right lighting effect wherever needed.
LEDs being solid state components are difficult to damage with external shock, unlike fluorescent and incandescent bulbs which are comparatively fragile.
The compact structure of LED not only makes it a safe option but it becomes easy to populate it on the printed circuit board.
LEDs unlike quite a few conventional light sources light up instantly and take only a few microseconds to achieve full brightness.