LED lighting is a rapidly evolving technology that uses semiconductors to convert electricity into visible light, which offers so many advantages over traditional light sources. LEDs also differ from other light sources in that they emit light in a specific direction, instead of in all directions, making them not only efficient, but also well suited for downlighting applications.
LEDs use significantly less energy, last longer, turn on and off instantly and can be equipped with dimmers, photocells and motion sensors for more energy savings.
As solid-state light sources, LEDs have very long lifetimes and are generally very robust. Quality LED products have the potential to last two to three times longer than conventional traditional lamps. Most of the fixtures we offer have been qualified by Design Lights Consortium (DLC).
When properly matched to their application, quality LEDs can last longer. The long lifetime of LEDs reduces the need to replace failed lamps, and this can lead to significant savings in lamp replacement labor.
LEDs are high-efficiency light sources. The directional nature of light produced by LEDs allows the design of luminaires with higher overall efficiency that use less energy.
LEDs are ideal for use in applications that are subject to frequent on-off cycling, unlike fluorescent lamps that burn out more quickly when cycled frequently, or HID lamps that require a long time before restarting, which saves time an cuts energy costs.
LED lighting fixture could be dimmable. Use of LED sources with controls that eliminate over-lighting can help you cut back your energy usage and greatly enhance savings.
LED’s “like” low temperatures and will startup even in subzero conditions making them a particular advantage for certain applications such as Cold Storage.
LEDs do not contain mercury and in many cases steps are being taken to replace lead-containing solders (used mainly to fix LEDs to circuit boards) with lead-free material, in line with European directives. The energy-efficient nature of LEDs also makes them environmentally friendly.
A bulb’s capacity for producing correct-looking colors is measured by its score on the Color Rendering Index (CRI). Most of our LED products score in the 90’s.
LED technology is beginning to surpass the quality and efficiency of existing lighting technologies—but not all LED lighting is created equal. That is why utility companies are working to create programs that offer rebates for pre-qualified LED lamps and fixtures that meet stringent performance specifications such as those validated by third-party ENERGY STAR® and Design Lights Consortium (DLC) testing.