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Benefits of LED Lighting

LED: 13 Facts and Figures

1A typical GU10 halogen lamp (you know, the ones most people have in their kitchen that gets really hot!) will run at around 40 watts. You will get the same illumination from an LED equivalent for… just 4-5 Watts! You do the maths…

2On a commercial application – you know those recessed light panels you probably have in your office? The “tubed” version can use as much as 200 Watts. The panel we usually recommend fitting instead is 34 Watts. Here’s the science bit: -
166W saving = 0.166kW = 1.992kWh for a 12-hour operation…
… At a typical 12p per kWh this saves around 20p per day…
… or £50 a year… per unit!
We recently replaced 600 of these in an office block -
saving the delighted customer over £30k each year!

3When LED light is used in delicatessen displays and in places with fresh food, it has been proven to breed significantly less bacteria than their halogen or fluorescent counterparts.

4Typically, any investment in LED fittings will have a payback of around 2½ years and last up to 15. So the equipment is paid for (through energy savings) and then you have over 12 years of reduced energy bills!

5An incandescent lamp converts about 9-10% of the energy fed to it into light, whereas LEDs convert nearly 100% of the energy they consume as light. Hence the massive efficiency savings.

6The first time that LEDs displaced incandescent lamps was in vehicle brake lights, signal lights, and traffic lights in 1987.

7If the entire United States would replace half of the existing incandescent Christmas lights around that period, the potential energy cost savings will be around $17.2 billion dollars!

8Even though they run cooler than the equivalent “old-school” lamp, heat generated by an LED source is a real enemy to the quality of that LED source.  If the cooling is good, the LED will maintain a decent output over its lamp life.  If the cooling is poor, the lamp is subject to considerable degradation over its lifetime, or even total failure over time. Always buy quality with at least 20,000 hours warranty.

9If you’ve ever had a porch light, and you’ve had bugs all over that porch light.  Switch to LED in the porch light and you’ll notice considerably fewer bugs. It’s because incandescent lamps produce copious amounts of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation, which bugs love. Change your lamps, avoid the midges!

10LED lamps have what we call Instant On — unlike their incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) counterparts. You can switch an LED lamp on and you get the full brightness of that light instantly.  This is particularly well-suited for using in conjunction with PIR or microwave sensors for low-traffic areas such as toilets.

11Also, switching LED lamps on and off will not reduce their lifespan. Unlike fluorescent tubes. Remember the old advice on leaving tubes on to save energy? Technically incorrect but is will make them last longer.

12LEDs contain NO MERCURY at all — and over 95% of an LED is recyclable.  Not only are you helping the environment by creating less carbon, you are using less dangerous substances.

13LED lamps on average are not subject to serious damage from external shock. Try dropping an old-technology bulb and see how you go!

 

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1A typical GU10 halogen lamp (you know, the ones most people have in their kitchen that gets really hot!) will run at around 40 watts. You will get the same illumination from an LED equivalent for… just 4-5 Watts! You do the maths…

2On a commercial application – you know those recessed light panels you probably have in your office? The “tubed” version can use as much as 200 Watts. The panel we usually recommend fitting instead is 34 Watts. Here’s the science bit: -
166W saving = 0.166kW = 1.992kWh for a 12-hour operation…
… At a typical 12p per kWh this saves around 20p per day…
… or £50 a year… per unit!
We recently replaced 600 of these in an office block -
saving the delighted customer over £30k each year!

3When LED light is used in delicatessen displays and in places with fresh food, it has been proven to breed significantly less bacteria than their halogen or fluorescent counterparts.

4Typically, any investment in LED fittings will have a payback of around 2½ years and last up to 15. So the equipment is paid for (through energy savings) and then you have over 12 years of reduced energy bills!

5An incandescent lamp converts about 9-10% of the energy fed to it into light, whereas LEDs convert nearly 100% of the energy they consume as light. Hence the massive efficiency savings.

6The first time that LEDs displaced incandescent lamps was in vehicle brake lights, signal lights, and traffic lights in 1987.

7If the entire United States would replace half of the existing incandescent Christmas lights around that period, the potential energy cost savings will be around $17.2 billion dollars!

8Even though they run cooler than the equivalent “old-school” lamp, heat generated by an LED source is a real enemy to the quality of that LED source.  If the cooling is good, the LED will maintain a decent output over its lamp life.  If the cooling is poor, the lamp is subject to considerable degradation over its lifetime, or even total failure over time. Always buy quality with at least 20,000 hours warranty.

9If you’ve ever had a porch light, and you’ve had bugs all over that porch light.  Switch to LED in the porch light and you’ll notice considerably fewer bugs. It’s because incandescent lamps produce copious amounts of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation, which bugs love. Change your lamps, avoid the midges!

10LED lamps have what we call Instant On — unlike their incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) counterparts. You can switch an LED lamp on and you get the full brightness of that light instantly.  This is particularly well-suited for using in conjunction with PIR or microwave sensors for low-traffic areas such as toilets.

11Also, switching LED lamps on and off will not reduce their lifespan. Unlike fluorescent tubes. Remember the old advice on leaving tubes on to save energy? Technically incorrect but is will make them last longer.

12LEDs contain NO MERCURY at all — and over 95% of an LED is recyclable.  Not only are you helping the environment by creating less carbon, you are using less dangerous substances.

13LED lamps on average are not subject to serious damage from external shock. Try dropping an old-technology bulb and see how you go!