The Benefits of LED

Why you should make the swap. (if you haven't already)

Save Money

Reduce Your Energy Bill By 90%

LED lights are an extremely efficient light source. They use much less power to produce the same brightness when compared to traditional lighting.

ENERGY WASTED PRODUCING HEAT

ENERGY USED TO PRODUCE LIGHT

LED
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Compact Fluorescent
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Incandescent
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Reduce Replacement Costs

LED lights can last up to 50,000 hours. This means that the constant annual
replacement costs of traditional bulbs far outweigh the initial investment and installation of a good quality LED light equivalents.

LIGHT BULB - AVERAGE LIFE SPAN (Hrs)

LED Bulb
50,000 hours
0%
CFL Bulb
10,000 hours
0%
Incandescent
1,200 hours
0%

TUBE - AVERAGE LIFE SPAN (Hrs)

LED Tube
50,000 hours
0%
Fluorescent
9,000 hours
0%

Reduce Maintenance Bills

Because LED Lights last so long it means that maintenance costs are significantly reduced. With LED technology the need to replace a blown bulb once a year is a thing of the past. This is particularly relevant for bulbs found in difficult and “expensive” to reach places where a simple step ladder is not an option. So above stairwells, atriums, busy roads, production lines and on offshore structures are just a few examples of where companies and organisations can enjoy the “Fit and Forget” stance associated with LED bulbs.

REPLACEMENTS NEEDED OVER LIFETIME OF LED BULB (50,000 Hrs)

LED
Compact Fluorescent
Incandescent

What this means in human terms

How long is 50,000 hours?
There are 8,760 hours in a year
so depending on lamp hours of operation they can last a LONG time

24 Hours a Day = 5.7 Years 
10 Hours a Day, 5 Days a Week, 52 Weeks per Year = 19 Years

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*Based on 10 Hours a Day, 5 Days a Week, 52 Weeks per Year

19 Years

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Save The Environment

Reduced Energy Consumption

LED Technology leads the way in terms of reduced energy consumption. Even energy efficient CFL bulbs use twice as much power as its LED equivalent.
0%
6 - 8 Watts

of Electricity Used

LED
Bulb
LED Bulb
0%
13 - 15 Watts

of Electricity Used

Compact
Fluorescent
Compact Fluorescent
0%
60 Watts

of Electricity Used

Incandescent
Bullb
Incandescent Bullb

Reduced Carbon Footprint

Due to their energy efficiency and longevity LED lights have a massively reduced carbon footprint in comparison to other lighting methods.
0%
542 lbs

of CO² per Year

LED
Bulb
LED Bulb
0%
1028 lbs

of CO² per Year

Compact
Fluorescent
Compact Fluorescent
0%
4405 lbs

of CO² per Year

Incandescent
Bullb
Incandescent Bullb

Led Lights Are 95% Recyclable & contain NO hazardous materials

Unlike fluorescent lights, LED bulbs do not contain mercury or phosphorous so don’t require special recycling or disposal procedures.
LED Bulb
NO TOXIC MATERIALS
CFL Bulb
CONTAINS MERCURY
LED Tube
NO TOXIC MATERIALS
Fluorescent Tube
CONTAINS MERCURY

Zero UV Or Ir Radiation

LED light bulbs produce no ultra-violet or infra-red radiation. This is especially useful in museums and homes where conventional lights can damage sensitive fabrics, exhibits, wallpapers etc. The added bonus is that insects such as moths and other flying beasts are attracted to UV. So if you use warm light LED lamps you can drastically reduce your night time bugs.

Warm Light LED
Incandescent Bulbs

Health & Safety

No Glass Or Mercury

Most LED light bulbs are constructed from plastic and extremely robust. For industries where glass can cause huge amounts of down-time if broken glass infiltrates production, LEDs can offer a fantastic alternative while also reducing insurance costs. 

This is common in food manufacturing where glass cannot be picked up with standard food x-raying equipment during quality control. This is also applicable for Schools, Hospitals or any kind of Public Sector building where a smashed light or tube containing mercury would mean cordoning an area off to perform a proper clean up

Hygienic

Some LED lights come as fully sealed units as opposed to lights in an “open” reflecting luminaire. This means that dust and insects cannot gather inside the unit, leading to additional maintenance costs and hygiene concerns. This advantage over traditional lighting is often utilised in hospitals, food processing factories, care homes and other health-conscious organisations.

Design & Build

Not Affected By Temperature

LEDs are fully operational in Extremely Cold or Hot Temperatures.
So they are ideal for operation under cold and low outdoor temperature settings. For fluorescent lamps, low temperatures may affect operation and present a challenge, but LED illumination operates well also in cold settings, such as for outdoor winter settings, freezer rooms etc.

Durable & Shock Resistant

LEDs are extremely durable and built with sturdy components that are highly rugged and can withstand even the roughest conditions.

Because LED lights are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impacts, they make great outdoor lighting systems for rough conditions and exposure to weather, wind, rain or even external vandalism, traffic related public exposure and construction or manufacturing sites.

They Can Create A Mood (Literally)

LEDs don’t flicker which can be a source of headaches and migraines in the office environment. They can also be dimmed resulting in a dynamic control of light, colour and distribution which can be tailored for whatever environment you are in.

LEDs can also be made to change colour which can alter peoples emotions.
Using LED strip lighting, mood illumination is already being used in airplanes, classrooms and many more locations. You expect to see a lot more LED mood illumination in our daily lives within the next few years.

Instant Lighting & Frequent Switching

LED lights brighten up immediately when powered on, which has great advantages for infrastructure projects such as traffic and signal lights.

Also, LED lights can switched off and on frequently and without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission. In contrast, traditional lighting may take several seconds to reach full brightness, and frequent on/off switching does drastically reduce operational life expectancy.

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