Key advantages of switching to LED lighting Efficiency and Cost reduction LEDs are extremely energy efficient and consume up to 90% less power than older incandescent bulbs and around 65% less power than equivalent fluorescent tubes, resulting in a significant decrease in energy costs. Also, money and energy are saved in maintenance and replacement costs due to the long LED lifespan.
Heat Reduction LED operating temperatures are around 60 degrees compared to the 300-450 degrees centigrade operating temperatures of conventional lighting keeping classrooms at a comfortable temperature.
Low Carbon Emission LED lighting can reduce your carbon output by 65 to 90% and is environmentally friendly as they contain no mercury or polluting gases. They are also 95% recyclable.
Safety All LEDs are free from harmful UV and IR emissions. LED lights generate virtually no heat therefore they are cool to the touch.
Quality of Light The quality of the white light can be tailored to suit the human eye, eliminating eye strain, as proven by the study at the University of Twente, Netherlands. This has shown that LED lighting actually improves the working environment, raising morale, increasing productivity and lowering absenteeism. LEDs can also be matched to a specific colour index, produce instant full light with adjustable beam angles and are dimmable.
Life Cycle LEDs expect a life cycle of 50,000 hours with minimal degradation. This equates to 5.7 years if left on continuously or over 17 years if switched on for 8 hours a day. The life cycle will therefore decrease maintenance costs significantly.
Durability LEDs are solid state lighting devices that utilise 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. LEDs are not subject to burn out and are shock resistant.