LED Lighting Overview
LED consumes up to 90 percent less power than traditional bulbs, converting 80 percent of energy into light. Only 20 percent is lost as heat energy. An incandescent bulb, by comparison, loses 95 percent of its energy as heat, driving up cooling costs for homes and businesses.
LED’s can offer up to 50,000-hour lifespan. That translates to six years, if the light were on 24 hours a day, or 17 years if illuminated eight hours a day. By comparison, a typical incandescent bulb lasts 1,000 hours and a typical fluorescent tube about 7,000 hours. That’s only a 41 day lifespan for an incandescent bulb and 291 days for a fluorescent tube under 24 hours a day operations! The longevity of LED lighting means substantially reduced replacement and maintenance costs.
LED technology uses semiconductors versus incandescent, which uses a filament, meaning LED systems are cool to the touch. LED systems are encased in epoxy resin housings – as opposed to glass – making them more durable and shock resistant.
Beyond energy savings, there are numerous reasons why a consumer should consider LED solutions.