The Benefits of LED Lighting

There may be considerable uncertainty in the marketplace right now. However, there is no such uncertainty of the benefits to which LED lighting offers. From being much cheaper to run to providing better working conditions, LED lighting is the must have appliance for all industrial buildings. Below is a list of benefits LED industrial lighting can provide.

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Lifespan

LED lighting has an operational lifespan of between 100,000 – 50,000 hours (dependent on type). This means if you left your LED light on continuously, it would have a lifespan of between 11 and five-and-a-half years. If you kept your LED industrial lighting on for an average of eight hours a day, every day then they would last around 20 years.

In contrast, incandescent bulbs, which a lot of companies are still using, have an average lifespan of only 1,000 hours. This is only 1-2% that of LED lighting.

LED lighting also requires almost zero maintenance throughout their lifetime as bulbs are not required to be replaced. This means you don’t have to continuously hire expensive labor.

 

Energy efficiency

LED lighting is the most efficient form of industrial lighting. It is between 80-90% efficient in the creation of light output. The remaining energy is taken up by heat and other elements.

This is far more efficient than incandescent lighting which uses only 10-20% of its energy for the production of light. Most of their energy is lost to heating up the filament to high temperatures (3,000oC) which is used to create light.

Over the lifespan of your lighting system you will save around 80% on lighting costs by replacing inefficient lighting with LED lighting.

 

Durability

LED industrial lighting is designed with extremely durable components. Unlike other forms of lighting they can be placed in areas which were once considered too hostile for other forms of lighting. Specially designed LED lighting is able to withstand great shock, water, dust, and extreme temperatures.

 

Excellent Colour Rendering Index

The Colour Rendering Index (CRI) is the measurement of how able an artificial light source is to show an object in true colour. The CRI rating of natural light is 100.

You may have seen traditional incandescent lighting light up an area with orange light. This would have a low CRI score as objects would appear in a more orange colour.

However, current LED industrial lighting provides the CRI levels on the market at above 80. This enables work to be carried out in the best levels of clarity and especially useful when working to precision.

 

Environmentally friendly

As LED lighting is up to 80% more energy efficient than other forms of lighting, it has been identified as a crucial weapon in reducing the effects of global warming. This is because it requires significantly fewer tonnes of CO2 emissions per year to run a facility full of LED lighting compared to other forms of lighting.

 

Instant on/off

LED lighting immediately provides the required lighting when turned on. The same applies when turned off as it switches down immediately. LED lighting can be called upon when needed.

Other forms of lighting experience delays when switched on or off. The switch cycle (number of times lights can be turned on/off) is also much greater for LED lighting.

 

Provide Light to Only Where it is Needed

LED lighting emits light at 180o as opposed to 360o. Other forms of lighting emit light at 360o which is lost to the ceiling.

LED lighting is more controlled as it emits light in only one direction – downwards where it is needed. Reflectors can also be used with LED lighting to concentrate light into areas which require it the most.

 

Dimming Capacity

Sensors applied to LED lighting allow them to change the strength of their output based on the situation.

A sensor may reduce or increase the light it provides based on how much natural light it can detect. It will calculate the natural light levels and add the necessary amount of light. Therefore, meeting the required levels required to operate in the facility effectively.

Sensors may also detect people moving into facilities which are rarely occupied. Most of the time the lights are switched off, yet when it detects the presence of someone in the area the sensor will send a message to the LED lighting to turn on to the correct level.

 

LED Lighting runs at significantly lower temperatures

Traditional forms of lighting such as incandescent bulbs run to a temperature of around 3,000oC. This is to heat the filament in the bulb to a high enough temperature to a high enough level to glow brightly. These bulbs are extremely inefficient as they waste 90% of their energy on heat, leaving only 10% in the form of light.

On the other hand, LED lighting is much cooler as it loses only 20% of its energy to heat while using the rest to generate light. LED lighting therefore uses energy much more efficiently and at a safer temperature.

 

Overall LED industrial lighting provides a significant range of benefits form longevity to consuming much less energy. The most impressive is how much money they can save you. They can save you up to 80% in comparison to conventional lighting and you can start making a return on your LED lighting investment after a few months.

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