What is LED lighting?
LED stands for ‘Light Emitting Diode’. LED lights are a new technology in energy efficient lighting. LED is by far the most power saving and smart lighting option available.
Some benefits of LED lighting
Longer lifespan and Lower power consumption. They have a much longer lifespan than other types of lighting plus they can also be switched on and off frequently without affecting the lifetime.
Ecologically friendly and free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable.
Compact and durable design, they are built with solid components which provide resistance to various conditions.
They do not burn out and stop working instead they emit lower output levels and become less bright over time.
They emit no UV rays or infrared radiation which them a suitable option for sensitive objects or materials.
Flexibility of design, they can deliver light more efficiently to a desired location; they can also be dimmed to control the colour and light distribution.
Instant lighting is achieved as they reach full brightness instantly in comparison to traditional lighting which can take several seconds to reach full brightness.
Operational in cold temperatures such as outdoor winter settings or freezers without the extreme settings impacting on the operation of the light.
Safer alternative as they operate at a much lower temperatures, so they are cooler to touch making them a safer option than halogens.
A low-voltage power supply is amble for LED lighting which makes them a good choice for outdoor settings and is a big advantage in remote or rural areas. You can even connect to an external solar-energy source!
The long operational lifespan of one LED light bulb can save material and production of 25 incandescent light bulbs.
This is a big step towards a greener future in my opinion.