If you’re a new user of LED, you’ve probably got more than a few questions about it. Our prerogative remains to always be consumer-friendly, so enclosed below are a couple of answers to some common questions that a new LED user may face. This will hopefully help you to consider the technology and its’ various benefits:
Quite a bit. While the one time investment cost is slightly higher than normal bulbs. The continual maintenance and operational costs are really low and combined with the high energy efficiency and the long durations of LED, you won’t need to constantly switch bulbs like you did before. Overall, you will end up saving a LOT of money. Especially, if you use it for large scale and industrial operations. Savings are 100% guaranteed.
Absolutely. No mercury. No IV radiation. No Carbon emissions. Virtually no heat generation. You’re in completely safe hands. There is probably no light that could offer the same benefits as an LED.
LED lights have an exceptional life span of around 60,000 hours and can last for over 7 years. Whereas an incandescent light bulb lasts only for 12000 hours and CFL bulbs last only for 8000 hours. Clearly LED’s are the best option. The cost involved is also much lower with an LED. Initial costs might seem higher, but LED’s are highly efficient when it comes to the usage of energy. Rest assured, it makes a huge impact in reducing your electricity bills.
Extremely. LED’s are ideal for operation under cold and low outside 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.
LED’s can even operate in low voltage condition. Whereas other lights may or may not operate in a similar setting.
Yes. They come in many sizes and shapes. LEDs are available for recessed down lighting, desk lamps, kitchen under cabinet lighting, holiday light strands and outdoor lights, amongst other things. We have an exhaustive catalogue on our website under the ‘product’ category that you can take a look at to consider the available options.
LED’s are 100 % recyclable. As mentioned before, they release no mercury or emissions and if broken, have no dangers of spillage. You can send used up/broken bulbs to recycling centres instead of disposing them if you happen to be of that particular inclination. You can also repurpose them as art installations and design projects or use them as decorative items for your home after they expire.
Various materials in LED’s produce photons at different wavelengths. Those wavelengths tend to appear as light of different colours individually. These materials can handle the necessary levels of electricity, heat and humidity. They can be put into two categories: Aluminium indium gallium phosphide (AlInGaP) and the Indium gallium nitride (InGaN) systems which collectively cover all colour systems.
Due to the fact that LED is a new technology, there are many businesses and retailers that try and profit from it. They may use retailer sites like EBAY etc. to publish false information, because they don’t have experience with lighting and try and mislead you into buying their product. It is much better to consult manufacturers who specialize in LED’s as a core business. They can provide consultation.