LED Lighting

The increasing attention for environmental issues, documentaries about the global warming and the ongoing struggle to meet Kyoto norms have motivated people to be more eco-conscious in every day life. As a result LED lighting has enjoyed favourable feedback from several corners because it is one of the easiest tools to reduce one’s carbon footprint.

LED lights basically produce much less heat and transform more energy into actual light. Unlike traditional lighting, LED lighting turns 90% of its power into light. That is rather spectacular compared to halogen lights who only transform a meagre 15% into light. The residue of the power turns into unnecessary heat and is therefore a waste of energy.

Furthermore, LED lighting consists of a number of LEDS, assembled in one LED light bulb. Such light bulbs do not contain any Mercury, a highly polluted substance present in most other types of lighting. This is also the reason why it is strongly advised not to come close to broken neon lights for example, as the lamps contain toxic chemicals. LED lighting does not cause harm to the environment and allows for recycling of used LEDS, a big advantage over the traditional lighting.

Ecological lighting does not mean unstylish lighting. LED lighting has gained popular among designers and engineers because of its unique features. For many commercial purposes, such as retailers, showrooms or office spaces, LED lighting is often first choice. Cost reduction motivates this choice, as LED lighting will consume considerably less energy in places where intensive light is necessary. LED lights will also not produce heat and thus can easily be integrated in floors, cat walks and all other places in proximity of people without causing danger or discomfort.

Though LED lighting is relatively more expensive to purchase, LED lights easily outperform halogen lights in both life expectancy and output per watt. Test have shown 50 000 hours is no exception for LED lighting whereas traditional light bulbs would burst after 4000 hours.
Despite all benefits, LED lighting is only slowly gaining terrain in the lighting industry and mostly benefits of growth in cost conscious and commercial markets.

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