The Benefits of LED
Artificial lighting accounts for 19 per cent of worldwide electricity consumption, so leading lighting manufacturers are taking a very conscientious approach to the development of environmentally sensitive products. DiGio Lighting Solutions takes sustainability and energy saving lighting technology very seriously. LED lighting is an energy efficient and long lasting solution.
LED (Light Emitting Diodes) are the latest and most exciting technological advancement in the lighting industry. LEDs are small, solid light bulbs which are extremely energy efficient and long lasting. LEDs operate differently than traditional incandescent light bulbs. This makes LEDs far more durable than traditional incandescent light bulbs. LED technology also offers many additional advantages over incandescent, fluorescent and compact fluorescent lighting devices – such as exceptionally longer life span, enormously lower energy usage (90% more efficient), reduced maintenance costs and higher safety. LEDs are currently being used for a wide variety of applications such as: residential lighting, aerospace, architectural lighting, automotive, aviation, broadcasting, electronic instrumentation, entertainment and gaming, health industry, industrial automation and controls, the military, traffic and safety & transportation.
LED produces light in a very energy-efficient manner, drastically reducing your electricity bill and carbon cost.
- LEDs have a long lifespan, meaning lamps and light fixtures are replaced far less often, saving on the replacement cost of the item and the maintenance cost of installation.
- Since LEDs use only a fraction of the energy of an incandescent light bulb there is a dramatic decrease in power costs. Also, money and energy is saved in maintenance and replacement costs due to the long LED lifespan.
Because of the low power usage of LEDs, they are becoming extremely popular for light sources in remote areas that use solar panels.
Although LEDs have a higher initial cost than incandescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs, the cost is quickly recouped over time in lower electricity costs.
LEDs are solid state lighting devices that utilize semiconductor material instead of a filament or neon gas. An LED light is a tiny chip encapsulated in an epoxy resin enclosure, which makes LEDs far sturdier than traditional incandescent light bulbs or fluorescent tubes. Since LEDs don’t use fragile components such as glass and filaments, LEDs are able to withstand shock, vibration and extreme temperature.
LED light sources are popular in the growing energy conservation movement. No other lighting technology offers as much potential to save energy and enhance the quality of our building environments.
LEDs have a lifespan of well over 20,000 hours compared to 1,500 hours for incandescent bulbs. An LED light will last over 12 years with constant use before needing replacement. On average, LED bulbs last 10 times as long as compact fluorescent bulbs. The long lifespan of LEDs will dramatically reduce maintenance costs and lower long-term operating costs compared to traditional incandescent and fluorescent tubes.
LED lighting is very energy efficient compared to traditional lights, because it uses less energy to produce the same light output. Plus, the lifespan of a LED bulb is up to 10 times longer.
There are 2 things that make LED lighting the most energy efficient lighting; very low energy usage and a very long lifetime. That’s good news for our environment and for you!
- Being an energy efficient form of lighting, LED emits less CO2 than other forms of lighting.
- LED Lamps contain no Toxic Mercury, Lead or other hazardous materials.
- LED lights do not emit UV Light: not only is this beneficial for people, it also means they won’t attract insects.
- Most of the materials used to produce an LED bulb are fully recyclable.