LED light-emitting diodes lights, have revolutionized the lighting industry,and LED lights have found themselves in wider applications. Both in residential and industrial applications. Therefore I would like to share with you known benefits of LED that have continued to make LED lights of choice. Here is a list of known LED light benefits.
- Very efficient
- Long lifespan
- Available in multi-colours
- Very safe
- Small and robust in construction
- Good colour rendition
- Design flexibility
- They are dimmable
- Instant-on light
- Do not produce Ultraviolet emission
- Able to work with low voltages
- Are manufactured in all colour temperatures.
- Emits or project light in a specific direction
- WORKS well in cold temperatures
- LED technology is progressive and continues to improve
1.LED are very efficient.
LED lights are very efficient in the way they convert electric current into light. Most traditional lighting sources like incandescent lights,use 20% or convert 20% of the supplied electric energy into light and about 80 to 90% is lost or converted into heat.LED use less electric power to give light, they concert 80% of the energy supplied into visible light and lose 20% . As a result of this high efficiency of LED lights, you end up spending less on electricity bills while enjoying the same brightness of the supplied illumination.LED are excellent energy savers.
2.Longer life span
LED lights do not have filaments that easily wears out,as a result, LED lights last longer than conventional light sources like mercury vapours and incandescent.LED lasts up to 25 times longer or more.
3.Studier ,durable and robust.
Led lights are made with epoxy,this makes them withstand shocks,vibrations and rough conditions. Making them suitable for outdoor applications.
These lights known as LED lights do not contain lead or mercury, they are greener in nature , and do not emit harmful materials in the environment
5.Available in multi-colours
To produce white light, a combination of RED, GREEN and RED light is needed.LED are capable of mixing these basic light colours to produce any desired colour. This makes LED standout, because of this great quality of LEDs, multicolour LED lights are readily available on the market.
6.Very safe to use.
As a result of their high efficiency in the use of electric energy, LED light produces less heat. This entails that they can be on for longer hours without posing a challenge to heating the room or simply being a source of fire or being burnt after touching the light source. This characteristic, make LED lights safe to use.
LED are very small in nature, this gives them flexibility in their applications. Ranging from electronics indicator lamps to military, residential and commercial applications.
8.Good colour rendition
Most traditional light sources distort the colour of the surface they illuminate.LED light sources to have good colour rendition, as a result, when you use LED light’ you are able to see colour surfaces as they are. The level of colour distortion is very low.
LED lights are made from semiconducting materials as a result this gives them flexibility in the constructions and application of designs.LED can be formed is any desirable shape, to suit its applications. As I am writing, LED light sources to have applications in light fixtures as
- Recessed downlights
- Strip lights
- Decorations strings
- Fluorescent tubes
- Light bulbs and many more
This shows that LED has design flexibility.
In the early days of LED lighting sources, it use to be difficult to find dimmable LED light sources. With improved research and technology, it is now possible to dim LED light sources. However, it is good to point out that most LED light source does not work well with traditional dimming switches. Therefore, it is important to find compatible dimmer switches for your LED light sources.
Unlike mercury vapour light sources, LED lights do not require warm-up time for them to turn on. They are instant on light sources. They do not delay on starting.
12. Do not produce ultraviolet emission
These kinds of lights and fixtures known as LED lights, they do not emit UV. This make LED suitable in applications were UV emissions might accelerate the degeneration of certain materials. Especially lighting projects in art galleries and museums.
13.LED light operates well at low voltage.
The ability of LED lights to operate well at low voltages, makes LED light fixture to be used in areas where high voltages might pose safety challenges to both people and the environment. As a result, LED is best suited for most outdoor applications.
14.Available in different colour temperatures.
Colour temperature is that attribute of lighting that enhances the mood of the room.LED lighting come in various colour temperatures, as a result, are being used in a wide variate of application. Here are the three main colour temperature in which LED light falls.
- Warm white
- Neutral white
- Daylight white
You might be thinking that these are the only colour temperatures available for LED lighting,no, these are the basic you can find more to suit your particular need.
15.LEDs emits light in specific direction.
Traditional lighting sources emit light in all directions. This forces lighting designers to incorporate reflectors and diffusers in lighting fixtures. This allows the fixture to emit light in the desired direction. Thanks to LED lighting technology,this light source produce focused light in a particular direction. Because of this, LED light is best suited in such applications as recessed downlighting.
16. Not affect by cold temperatures
Incandescent lights do not operate well in cold condition, however, LED lights to operate well in cold conditions. This makes them suitable for use in cold rooms and environments that are pron to cold weather.
LED technology is not stagnant.
LED lighting technology continues to improve, as a result, there is an improvement in quality of colour renditions, and many other aspects of LED lighting.The improved technology has brought many benefits of which the most important one is that with improved technology advancement, LED lighting sources are becoming more cheaper day after day.LED lighting has come to stay.
TYPES OF LED LIGHTS
After showing you the top 17 benefits of LED lights and fixtures, I would like to show you 6 types of LED lights and their applications. I am showing you this so you can see and appreciate fully the benefits of LED light bulbs. Below is a list of 6 LED lights that I am about to share with you.
- FLUORESCENT LIGHT
- LIGHT BULBS
- GROW LIGHTS
- STRIP LIGHT
Originally downlights used incandescent and halogen lamps and were designed to produce focal lights.DOWNLIGHTS are still popular and they are being used in residential, hospitality and commercial applications. Downlights can either be recessed or wall mounted.
In recent years LED downlights have become popular.This so because they are cheap and can produce surrounding and not noticeable lighting.
LED FLUORESCENT LIGHTS
Fluorescent light fixtures have found application in residential,commercial and industrial areas. If you like fluorescent lights, LED has not come to take the light fixtures that you like away, but to
better it by further reducing the amount of electric energy need to produce the brilliance of the light fixtures.
LED GROW LIGHTS
Nowadays, you have people who do indoor gardening. This is done by using LED lights called grow lights. These are the artificial electric light source. As the name suggests, grow lights are used to stimulate the growth of plants. This is possible by producing magnetic spectrum that make the light to facilitate the process of photosynthesis in plants.LED grow lights has found applications in.
- INDOOR GARDENING
- INDOOR CULTIVATION
- FOOD PRODUCTION
LED STRIP LIGHT
LED strip light is a flexible circuit board which stuffed with led lights. Because of its flexibility, the LED strip light has found a number of applications.
- Cabinet and shelving
- grove lighting in kitchen.
- restaurants and bars
- Hospitals and hotel
- building outline and signage
LED flood light ,has replaced the common light fixtures for outdoor lighting. The most used being the sodium vapour,mercury vapour and halogen lamps. You can find LED FLOOD lights being used in both residential and industrial applications. Below are the most common application for LED floodlighting.
- Carport lot
- Stadium lighting
- Street lighting
- Pole mounted
- General outdoor lighting
Over the years LED lighting has greatly improved,such that it has more advantages than disadvantages Below is a list of benefits of LED lights
1. LED lighting has a great colour rendition this means that the light from LED’s does not change the appearance of the colours of clothes and walls. They appear as they are.
2.LEDs can easily be shaped in different modes, it is easy to work with.you can make strip lights, floods and many more light fixtures.
3. They do not produce a lot of heat when in operation this makes them ideal for a number of applications. And they are robust they do not easily get damaged, they work well in cool temperatures.
Author Themba Mbewe Posted on December 20, 2018.