1What is LED Lighting?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. Diodes are a semiconductor device that will conduct electricity in only one direction. The device is made-up of layers of silicon that are seeded with atoms of phosphorus, germanium, arsenic or other rare-earth elements. The layers of the device are called the die and the junction between the materials is where the light is generated.
2Will LED lighting provide the same quality of light?
An LED light will often use less than half of a traditional light fitting and can provide a very quick return on your investment by reducing your power bills and extending the lifetime of the fitting. LEDs can be combined in any shape to produce highly efficient illumination.
3What is the lifespan of an LED light?
Many manufacturers claim that their LEDs will last you 100,000 hours or even longer before operating at half brightness. But how valid is this claim? Quite simply, the LED industry is not yet old enough to validate this figure. LED manufacturers perform numerous accelerated degradation tests, during which they both over heat and overdrive the LEDs until they expire.
4How much money can a switch to LED lighting save our business?
LEDs can reduce the power used for lighting in your business by more than 70 per cent. Today’s most efficient way of illumination and lighting, with an estimated energy efficiency of 80%-90% when compared to traditional lighting and conventional light bulbs. This means that about 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light. However, with traditional incandescent light bulbs operate at 20% efficiency only, while an 80% of the electricity is lost as heat
5Is a LED bulb healthier than a standard one?
Yes, as it is free of toxic chemicals such as mercury and 100% recyclable - LED lights are the green alternative. Most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain a multitude of materials like mercury that are dangerous for the environment.
6How long does a LED bulb take to brighten up?
LED lights will instantly start at full brightness and can be switched off and on frequently without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission.
7Can LEDs be used outdoors?
Yes, they are multifunctional due to a low-voltage power supply for LED illumination. This makes it easy to use LED lighting also in outdoor settings.