BENEFITS OF LED

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 rugged and durable than traditional incandescent light bulbs. LED technology also offers many additional advantages over incandescent, neon and compact fluorescent lighting devices – such as exceptionally longer life span (60,000 hours), 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, industrial automation and controls, the military, traffic and safety & transportation.

Energy savings with LED lighting

Minimum LED lighting lifetime, extendable to much more

Reduced CO2 emissions by switching to LED

Maintenance costs reduction, due to extremely long lifetime

LEDs are extremely energy efficient and consume up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs. 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 have a lifespan of at least 50,000 hours compared to 1,500 hours for incandescent bulbs. An LED light will last over 7 years (constant use) before needing replacement. On average, LED bulbs last 10 times as long as compact fluorescent bulbs, and 133 times longer than typical incandescent bulbs.

LED lifespan scenarios:

50,000 hours powered 4 hours/day = 34 years

50,000 hours powered 8 hours/day = 17 years

50,000 hours powered 24 hours/day = 6 years

LEDs are made from non toxic materials, unlike fluorescent lighting that uses mercury that may pose a danger to the environment. LED’s are also fully recyclable and considered “green” or Earth-Friendly.

LED lights generate virtually no heat therefore they are cool to the touch and can be left on for hours without incident or consequence if touched. LED’s produce 3.4 BTU’s/hour, compared to 85 for incandescent bulbs. In comparison, incandescent lighting expels 90% of the energy it consumes via heat, making the bulbs hot to the touch. LEDs reduce the potential for safety risks such as burns and fires,ad also your A/C costs, by emitting almost zero residual heat.

Durable and long lasting, particularly in colder temperatures, the use of LED technology can significantly reduce lighting maintenance costs and concerns.

Unlike fluorescent and HID sources, which contain low levels of mercury, LEDs are hazard-free and do not require special disposal; in addition, LEDs do not require the extra ballast components required to start and maintain power flow to sources like fluorescents and HIDs.

Long lifespan of LEDs will dramatically reduce maintenance costs and lower long-term operating costs compared to traditional incandescent and fluorescent tubes.

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THEY MAKE YOU MONEY!

  • Across every type of commercial property we see an average of a 2 year or less R.O.I.
  • If purchased outright then you should see profits for a guaranteed remaining 3 or more years plus the potential lifespan of over 10+ years depending on lamp and hours of operation.
  • If financed, in most cases, you can reduce your operating capital by more than the finance payment would cost through energy reduction alone. That does not include labor and parts cost down the road.
  • Energy reduction- An LED saves 50% or more with Fluorescent and around 90% for all HID and Incandescent lamps and creates less heat for your HVAC to remove. All of this means your power bill is going to drop, big time.
  • No special disposal costs
  • No more high paying and overworked glorified light bulb changers. There are very few facilities where engineers have time to spend changing lamps and ballasts or where a company can afford to shut down a production line or workers to do so. Some fixtures are rated for up to 280,000 hours over thirty years.
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Brighter, Longer. Typical outdoor lamps can reach 60% of brightness in just 6,000 hours or less. LED’s death is rated at L70 which means it’s brightness level has decreased to 70% which is typical at 50,000 hours minimum..
  • Full color spectrum and color changing capable
  • Increased feel of safety and security through daylight brightness
  • Increases productivity and better health affects
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E.P.A. hazardous waste procedure to follow

If you happen to break a Fluorescent (CFL) lamp in your home

  • Have people and pets leave the room.
  • Air out the room for 5-10 minutes by opening a window or door to the outdoor environment.
  • Shut off the central forced air heating/air-conditioning system, if you have one.
  • Collect materials needed to clean up broken bulb:
    • stiff paper or cardboard;
    • sticky tape;
    • damp paper towels or disposable wet wipes (for hard surfaces);
    • a glass jar with a metal lid or a seal-able plastic bag.
  • DO NOT VACUUM. Vacuuming is not recommended unless broken glass remains after all other cleanup steps have been taken. Vacuuming could spread mercury-containing powder or mercury vapor.
  • Be thorough in collecting broken glass and visible powder. Scoop up glass fragments and powder using stiff paper or cardboard. Use sticky tape, such as duct tape, to pick up any remaining small glass fragments and powder. Place the used tape in the glass jar or plastic bag. See the detailed cleanup instructions for more information, and for differences in cleaning up hard surfaces versus carpeting or rugs.
  • Place cleanup materials in a sealable container.
  • Promptly place all bulb debris and cleanup materials, including vacuum cleaner bags, outdoors in a trash container or protected area until materials can be disposed of. Avoid leaving any bulb fragments or cleanup materials indoors.
  • Next, check with your local government about disposal requirements in your area, because some localities require fluorescent bulbs (broken or unbroken) be taken to a local recycling center. If there is no such requirement in your area, you can dispose of the materials with your household trash.If practical, continue to air out the room where the bulb was broken and leave the heating/air conditioning system shut off for several hours.
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LEDs Have no special recycling cost

Most states require you to recycle your fluorescent lamps,which usually means driving to a special facility and paying them to take your lamps. The reason for that is Mercury. Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on the planet and every Fluorescent and HID lamp contain Mercury. Unfortunately, almost every residential Fluorescent lamp is just thrown in the trash and almost 100% of those will break on the way to or at the landfill. Mercury is extremely potent at traveling through the air and soil making nearby areas, lakes, and rivers susceptible to higher and dangerous Mercury levels.

LEDs are enviromentally friendly

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The key strength of LED lighting is reduced power consumption. When designed properly, an LED circuit will approach 90% efficiency, which means 90% of the electrical energy is converted to light energy. The remaining 10% is lost as heat energy. Compare that with incandescent bulbs which operate at about 20% efficiency (80% of the electrical energy is lost as heat). In real money terms, if a 100 Watt incandescent bulb is used for 1 year, with an electrical cost of 10 cents/kilowatt hour, $88 will be spent on electricity costs. Of the $88 expense, $70 will have been used to heat the room, not light the room. If a 90% efficient LED system had been used, the electricity cost would be $11 per year – there would be a cost savings of $77 on electricity during the year. Realistically the cost savings would be higher as most incandescent light bulbs blow out within a year and require replacements whereas LED light bulbs can be used easily for a decade without burning out. LEDs produce a better quality light, last 25 times longer and consume even less energy than compact fluorescent light bulbs.

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There is no comparison between the cost of LED lights vs. traditional incandescent options. With incandescent bulbs, the true cost of the bulb is the cost of replacement bulbs and the labor expense and time needed to replace them. These are significant factors, especially where there are a large number of installed bulbs. For office buildings and skyscrapers, maintenance costs to replace bulbs can be enormous. These issues can all be virtually eliminated with the LED option.Zero maintenance life means no truck rolls, scissor lifts, or personnel deployed to fix the problem using less gas and oil. It means that the operation cost of every LED, excepting energy creates no other CO2 footprint. It’s a zero-maintenance fixture, there’s lower energy consumption, and you can turn them on and off as much as you want without damaging the lamps. Eleven percent of the average American’s energy budget goes toward lighting, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, and replacing those old incandescent bulbs can reduce the energy consumption in your location by 50 to 75 percent.

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Traditional light bulbs contain a filament that gets hot when exposed to electricity. The filament gets so hot that it glows bright white, illuminating the bulb. This type of lighting is extremely inefficient, as 90 percent of the energy consumed by the bulb is wasted in the form of heat. Even compact fluorescent bulbs, which improve upon this basic technology, still waste 80 percent of their energy as heat. While LEDs have been around since the mid-20th century, they weren’t designed for home lighting. It wasn’t until the early 21st century that improvements in these bulbs finally made them a viable replacement for traditional light bulbs.The operational life of current white LED lamps is 100,000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of 50% operation. The long operational life of an led lamp is a stark contrast to the average life of an incandescent bulb, which is approximately 5000 hours. If the lighting device needs to be embedded into a very inaccessible place, using LEDs would virtually eliminate the need for routine bulb replacement.

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