With the developments in LED lighting technology, they come with many benefits when compared to other lighting solutions; here are some of those benefits explained. 

Energy Efficiency

LEDs typically consume very low amounts of power, whilst giving a significant lumen output. In LED lighting retrofit projects, the overall energy efficiency can result in a 60 to 75% improvement. 


LED Lifespan

If they have been properly engineered, LEDs can reach 50,000 hours or more; this is 2 to 4 times more than most fluorescent, metal halide or even sodium vapour lights. It is more than 40 times longer than the average incandescent bulb.


Environmentally Friendly

Unlike other lighting solutions, LEDs contain no mercury or any other hazardous materials. Fluorescent and vapour lights both contain mercury that is internal to the bulb, and this means it requires special handling at the end of the product’s useful lifespan. 


Dimming Capability

LEDs have the capability to operate at virtually any percentage of their related power. They do require hardware that is specific for LED technology in order to dim – the hardware for other lighting will not work. One of the huge benefits of operating LEDs at less than full power is that they actually get more efficient as the power is being reduced. This then increases the total lifespan of the light itself – both of these advantages are not found with other lighting technologies such as metal halides, these get less efficient at a lower power and in many cases they cannot be dimmed. 


Design Flexibility

Due to the small size of LED chip, they can be used in virtually any application you can think of – when manufactured on a copper PCB they can be concealed whilst giving a stunning effect. We mean it when we say that your imagination is the limit with LEDs.


Colour Rendering

Other light sources such as fluorescents can wash out the colour in objects, this doesn’t happen with LEDs. This property of LEDs makes them perfect for displays and retail applications.  A high CRI is a measurement of the light’s ability to reveal the actual colour of objects as seen in an ideal light source (natural light). Well manufactured LEDs have a high rating when it comes to CRI – the range of possible values for different LEDs is generally between 80 to 95, which is considered to be excellent. 


UV Emissions

LEDs emit the majority of their energy in the visible spectrum, a small portion in the infrared spectrum and virtually none in the ultraviolet spectrum. UV sensitive items, such as artwork can be safely illuminated by LEDs – UV light can break down and then degrade the artwork over time.