Why is LED lighting an energy saver?
Incandescent bulbs lose a great deal of energy as heat, and this heat signifies that some energy is being wasted instead of converted to light. An LED light on the other hand is typically cool to the touch. This is because about 85% more electricity is being converted to light instead of heat.
A few of the major advantages of LEDs over fluorescent lights are that they don’t produce any UV rays, last 50 times longer, save 20% in energy costs and are lead and mercury free.
By design, LEDs have lifetimes ranging from 30,000 to 100,000 hours or more at constant operation. Depending on how many hours a day your facility is lit, this can equal a lifespan of anywhere from 6 to 30 years. In comparison, incandescent bulbs only last an average of 1000 to 5000 hours, fluorescent lights last 8,000 to 10,000 hours, and fluorescent tubes have lifetimes of 20,000 to 50,000 hours.
Part of the reason why LEDs last so long is because they are durable (no glass components) and they do not have a filament (like incandescent bulbs) that can break our burn out. Their illumination comes exclusively from the movement of electrons in a semiconductor material.
What Are The Costs
Although LED Lighting prices have dropped considerably, they typically cost more than other lights. But thanks to their great efficiency, you can recoup your upfront costs in a relatively short period of time. Besides requiring less electricity, LED’s long lifespan also saves you money on maintenance and replacement bulbs.
- Reduce the electricity demands for lighting by 62%.
- Longer bulb lifespan.
- Reduced heat in rooms means less cooling is required.
- Reduce carbon emissions.