Long lifetime stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational lifetime expectation of up to 100.000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of 50% operation. If you leave on the LED fixture for 8h per day it would take around 20 years before you'd have to replace the LED bulb.
LED's are different to standard lighting. : They don't really burn out and stop working like a standard light, rather the lighting diodes emit lower output levels over a very long period of time and become less bright.
Todays 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, while 20% is lost and converted into other forms of energy such as heat. Traditional incandescent light bulbs that operate at 20% energy efficiency only and 80% of the electricity is lost as heat. As an example, If you use traditional lighting and have an electricity bill of e.g $100, then $80 of that money has been used to heat the room, not to light it! Using LED illumination with 80% efficiency, the electricity cost would be around $20 and you'd have saved around $80.
The long operational lifetime acts as a multiplicator and helps achieve even more energy efficiency, especially large scale and when thinking in terms of urban infrastructure projects, such as cities, railroads and airports.
Think of e.g an airport using energy efficient LED lighting exclusively and achieving a 30% power consumption reduction in comparison with an airport using conventional lighting technology.
The long lifespan of LED lights also reduces maintenance-..... think of all the work and energy it would take to purchase, stock and change the conventional light bulbs of an airport - you'll see that you can make significant energy savings also when it comes to maintenance and replacement due to the long operational life times of LED lighting.
LED lights are free of toxic chemicals and materials. Most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain a multitude of materials like mercury that are dangerous for the environment.
LED lights are 100% recyclable, and will help you to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. The long operational life span mentioned above also means that one LED light bulb save material and production involved in 25 incandescent light bulbs. A big step towards a greener future!
LED are extremely durable and built with sturdy components that are highly rugged and can withstand even the roughest conditions.
LED lights are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impacts, and therefore make great outdoor lighting systems for rough conditions and exposure to weather, wind, rain or even external vandalism, traffic related public exposure and construction or manufacturing sites.
LED illumination produces little infrared light and close to no UV emissions.
This makes LED lighting is highly suitable not only for goods and materials that are sensitive to heat due to the benefit of little radiated heat emission, but also for illumination of UV sensitive objects or materials such as in museums, art galleries, archaeological sites etc.
LEDs can be combined in any shape to produce highly efficient illumination. Individual LEDs can be dimmed, resulting in a dynamic control of light, colour and distribution. Well-designed LED illumination systems can achieve fantastic lighting effects, not only for the eye but also for the mood and the mind.
LED mood illumination is already being used in airplanes, classrooms and many more locations and we can expect to see a lot more LED mood illumination in our daily lives within the next few years.
LED are ideal for operation under cold and low outdoor temperature settings. For fluorescent lamps, low temperatures may affect operation and present a challenge, but LED illumination operates well also in cold settings, such as for outdoor winter settings, freezer rooms etc.
LED is designed to focus its light and can be directed to a specific location without the use of an external reflector, achieving a higher application efficiency than conventional lighting. Well-designed LED illumination systems are able to deliver light more efficiently to the desired location.
LED lights brighten up immediately when powered on, which has obvious advantages.
Also, LED lights can be switched off and on frequently without affecting the LED's lifetime or light emission. In contrast, traditional lighting may take several seconds to reach full brightness, and frequent on/off switching does drastically reduce operational life expectancy.
A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination.