Did you know that LED technology has the potential to save $15 billion per year by 2030? But, for this innovation, the future is now. It is a viable alternative to the average light bulb for a wide range of electricians’ projects.
What is LED Technology?
L-E-D is an acronym, which stands for “light emitting diode.” LED technology is powered by an electrical current that passes through a microchip, which illuminates miniature light sources to produce visible light.
LED lighting is now available in a wide range of residential and commercial projects. For example, these type of lights are commonly-used in industrial projects, like street lights, parking garages and outdoor area lighting.
Why LED Lighting is Hot Right Now
1) Energy Efficient
LED lights are 90 percent more efficient than incandescent light bulbs. They waste approximately 50 percent less electricity than incandescent, fluorescent and halogen options.
LEDs waste less light and energy, because they are more focused. Instead of spreading light and heat over an entire area, LED bulbs aim in a single direction. This efficient use of energy saves money and the planet at the same time.
Although LED products are currently more expensive than standard lighting, they can deliver big savings over time. LED technology is a more cost-effective choice, because it lowers utility bills by using significantly less energy.
Since these types of lighting last longer, the maintenance costs of replacing bulbs drops, too. In large commercial buildings, this results in a reduction in labor costs that is often more than worth the cost of installing LEDs.
3) Long Lasting
LED lights enjoy a longer lifespan than incandescent bulbs. They typically last between 30,000 and 50,000 hours, while incandescent lights can burn out in about 1,000 hours. LEDs are engineered to not burn out or fail like the average light bulb would. Instead, it begins to dim, signaling the need for replacement.
These type of lights are also more durable. They are breakage-resistant and mostly immune to the effects of vibrations and impacts. Instead of having a glass or quartz exterior, LEDS are mounted on a circuit board and connected with soldered leads.
LED technology is a popular energy solution for both residential, commercial and public works projects. Although LEDs have been around for more than 50 years, recent developments make it a light source of choice for contractors everywhere.