LED lights have increasingly become a viable lighting option in recent years, given the quality of output and durability. Also, given the reduction in cost of LED lights, they will possibly overtake conventional incandescent and fluorescent lights.

This write-up is meant to highlight the benefits of switching to LED lights.

Save Energy

In comparison to incandescent, fluorescent or halogen lights, the electricity consumption of LED lights is 50 per cent less. This can really benefit places where lighting has to be on for long periods. One unique feature of LED lights is that they emit light hemispherically unlike traditional lighting sources, which emit light and energy in all directions. As a result, light and energy consumption is reduced with LED lights.

Greater Lifespan

High-quality LEDs have an incredible lifespan of nearly 50,000 hours. In contrast, incandescent lights last for only about 1,000 hours and fluorescent lights for about 10,000 hours. This translates to reduced cost in replacing lights frequently, along with the associated labor costs, especially large commercial places, such as shopping complexes, manufacturing units, and hotels.

Operating at Lower Temperatures

The operational efficiency of LED lights rises with fall in temperature. As a result, LED lights are ideal to be used in refrigerated display units and cold storages; this also makes them a very viable option to be used in parking areas, buildings and signages, especially at night and more so in countries in cold regions.

Durable

LED lights are sturdy and can withstand vibrations and impacts as they are not encased in glass or quartz casings like conventional lights. LED lights are soldered to circuit boards that are relatively better off in handling any direct impact.

Light Up Instantly

Fluorescent and HID lights generally take some time (around 3-4 minutes) before reaching their maximum output. In contrast, LEDs produce maximum output almost instantly and have negligible re-strike delays. A re-strike delay is the time between the switch is turned on and light is visible.

Resistance to Rapid Cycling

Conventional lights are affected by the constant switching on and off, unlike LED lights that are immune to the wear and tear of this rapid cycling. This makes LED lights an ideal source for flashing light displays as well as in occupancy and daylight sensors.

Can be Controlled

Being semiconductor devices, the intensity of LED lights can be easily controlled by dimming them to almost 10% of intensity. Another benefit is that dimming occurs smoothly and not in steps.

Near-zero IR & UV Radiation

Conventional lights convert less than 10% of power to visible light, the majority of the rest being converted to infrared (IR) or radiated heat. IR and UV radiation by LED lights is almost zero, which makes them safe for people and material.

While the advantages mentioned here are compelling reasons to switch to LED lights, the choice should absolutely be based on your needs and the cost factor. Having said this, it’s undeniable that LED lights are the future.

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Buyers of office lighting products are often unsure of the right color temperature for the stuff. Most are unanimous about procuring, but when it comes to color temperature, all will have different answers. The ‘color temperature’ of a white light drops hints about the color tint of the white light. Fixtures available on the market aren’t generally pure white. All lights have got a bit of a tint. Confused? White comes in different shades that you need to choose from. ‘Warm white’ indicates a yellowish type of white, while ‘cool white’ refers to a blueish kind of color. Between these extremes lies the whitest kind of white that is also called ‘daylight white’. In fact, referring to this LED lighting as cool, warm and daylight is not exactly right. It will help to have a better system to advise about the tint of the light. This system is termed the Correlated Color Temperature (CCT). You may ask why we use the term ‘temperature’ when it is about color. An example will help in understanding the concept. When iron is heated up, colors change depending on the temperature. This array of colors helps in describing the color tint of white light. Hot iron appears red. You heat it up more and it begins displaying orange color. Even after the melting, if you keep heating it up, the colors would continue to change. You can trust the color of metal to gauge the temperature of hot iron. At 2,700º Kelvin (2,426º Celsius), the glow of hot iron resembles the color of a yellowish color light emitted by an incandescent lightbulb. 2700K is termed as ‘warm white’ as yellow has always been regarded as a ‘warm’ color while blue is a ‘cool’ color. This creates a bit of confusion as the light generally becomes blue when the color temperature goes up. When the color temperature is higher, it is actually a ‘cool’ color. An incandescent lighting fixture is rather yellowish at about 2,700K. A standard halogen is slightly cooler in color, at a temperature of about 3,000K. The perception of color temperature alters along with the intensity of light. For instance, on bright days, the color temperature of the light may reach as high as 8,000 or even 10,000K. When you decide to purchase LED office lighting, you need to ensure you have made the right choice. Nuworld Lighting is a premier global LED service provider. For high bay lighting, fixtures of 4,500 to 5,000K are a good option. In office space, neutral to cool color temperatures (3000-4000K) will suit. In brainstorming rooms, blue or cooler light should be installed to make people feel invigorated. In an office space where you want people to feel calm and relaxed, you may use warmer tones. However, in the conference rooms, use middle tones to create a friendly ambiance. But these should be cool enough to keep workers alert.

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LED (light emitting diode) bulbs have more or less completely replaced other traditional form of lighting like halogen bulbs, filament bulbs, CFL etc. and not without some obvious reasons. Apart from the astonishingly long life and the highly superior energy efficiency, LED bulbs are also environment-friendly and extremely durable, produce negligible infrared light, and are perfectly capable of working optimally in extreme weather conditions. Below, we shall look at the Top 9 Benefits of Commercial LED Lighting:

  1. Long lifespan
The most significant feature of LED lights, which places them several notches above traditional lighting solutions, is their long lifespan. These bulbs have an outstanding operational lifetime of 50,000 operating hours to 100,000 operating hours or more. To put it in perspective, 11 years of continuous operation is what you get. That is 2-4 times more than most fluorescent, metal halide, and even sodium vapor lights and an astounding 40 times more than an average incandescent bulb.  Such an astonishing lifespan offers obvious benefits: you do not have to replace your lights every now and then, which means healthy savings as well as negligible hassles.
  1. Energy efficiency
LEDs generally consume very low amounts of power with an estimated efficiency of 80%-90% compared to traditional lighting and conventional light bulbs. Depending upon the quality of the LED bulbs you install, you can save up to as much as 90 percent more electricity.
  1. Environment-friendly
LED bulbs are the most sought-after environment-friendly lighting options available as they are free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable. Also, their incredibly lengthy lifespan means that one LED bulb is equal to 25 incandescent light bulbs. A big step toward a greener future you will agree.
  1. Better safety
LED bulbs are extremely safe as they emit almost no forward heat. This is in sharp contrast to traditional lighting solutions like incandescent bulbs, which lose 80% of the electricity in the form of heat.
  1. Zero UV Emissions
This is another very important feature of LED bulbs. They emit a negligible amount of infrared light and are associated with almost zero UV emission. This makes them a highly suitable option for illuminating UV-sensitive items like artwork that may suffer damage and degradation if exposed to UV emission for extended periods of time.
  1. Physically Small
This LED device is extremely small, which makes it extremely adaptable to an exhaustive range of lighting applications to produce highly efficient illumination.
  1. LEDs Are Solid State Lights (SSLs)
LEDs are solid-state lights. This means there is no need for the traditional glass bulb to surround the light.
  1. LEDs Operate On Very Low Voltage
LED bulbs are perfectly capable of operating on very low voltages, thus becoming perfectly suitable for properties with low voltage problems.
  1. LEDs Operate Well in Extremely Cold or Hot Temperatures
LEDs work well in cold and low outdoor temperature without significant degradation. This makes them a preferred option for use outdoors, in freezer rooms etc. Apart from the above 9 advantages, LED bulbs available in a wide range of correlated color temperature (CCT) values also have excellent design flexibility, better coloring index, and superior Turn On & Off features.

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