LED -"light emitting diode." Is one of today's most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies. Quality LED light bulbs last longer, are more durable, and offer comparable or better light quality than other types of lighting. Energy Savings
LED is a highly energy efficient lighting technology, and has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting in the United States. Residential LEDs -- especially ENERGY STAR rated products -- use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times
Widespread use of LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States. By 2027, widespread use of LEDs could save about 348 TWh (compared to no LED use) of electricity: This is the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each), and a total savings of more than $30 billion at today's electricity prices.
LED lighting is very different from other lighting sources such as incandescent bulbs and CFLs. Key differences include the following:
LED lighting is currently available in a wide variety of home and industrial products, and the list is growing every year. The rapid development of LED technology leads to more products and improved manufacturing efficiency, which also results in lower prices. Below are some of the most common types of LED products.
The high efficiency and directional nature of LEDs makes them ideal for many industrial uses. LEDs are increasingly common in street lights, parking garage lighting, walkway and other outdoor area lighting, refrigerated case lighting, modular lighting, and task Government & Municipal Customers
Be a leader in your community by converting to LED Lighting. Organizations such as Townships, Boroughs, Cities, Counties, Authorities, and Correctional Facilities are constantly looking for ways to provide sustainable solutions to their communities and improve facility performance.
A strip mall requires two things to be successful – the right visibility and many customers. LED lighting can help with both. Through LED lighting, you can improve the visibility and safety of your facility, and when people have a positive shopping experience, you will see a greater number of customers
coming your way.
Parking garage lighting and canopy lighting is a term to describe both outdoor lighting and indoor lighting that is commonly surface, pendant, or recessed mounted to a structure’s ceiling, soffit, or overhang.
Outdoor sports lighting is a type of site light fixture that is commonly used to illuminate large areas for sporting events or large outdoor events and activities.
LED flood lighting is a term used to describe the exterior lighting that is commonly mounted on buildings or poles to provide directional illumination to a variety of space types.
Simply put, fluorescent lighting is a kind of lighting technology which depends on a chemical reaction inside of a glass tube to create light. This chemical reaction involves gases and mercury vapor interacting. It produces an invisible
UV-Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation that makes black-light posters glow, and is responsible for summer tans — and sunburns. -. That invisible UV light illuminates the phosphor powder coating the inside of the glass tube, emitting white "fluorescent" light.
Consider the definition above a summary of fluorescent lighting technology, Electricity first enters the light fixture, like a troffer, and through a ballast. The ballast – which regulates voltage, current, etc. and is necessary for a fluorescent bulb to light – feeds the electricity into the pins of the fluorescent bulb on both ends.
To clarify, both linear and compact fluorescent bulbs use the same technology to produce artificial light. Compact fluorescent bulbs are simply an enhancement to the linear fluorescent technology, using less energy. They are also designed to screw into a regular incandescent socket or plug into a recessed can.
The most common reason people use fluorescent bulbs is to save energy with minimal up-front cost. While they are used in a wide variety of applications, they don't work well everywhere.
Here are some typical applications for linear fluorescent lighting:
Typically, office spaces are not too concerned with decorative and accent lighting. The main priority is general lighting that is functional for the office environment. Because of this, linear fluorescents are the main bulb used in office spaces in the US.
If you’re not familiar with the high-output T5s you need to be. These bulbs can last up to 90,000 hours and produce more light (lumens) than larger linear fluorescent tubes such as T12s and T8s. Because of this, they are a great choice for warehouses – or really, any high-bay ceiling where quality of light is not a priority.
Similarly to office spaces, hospitals also use linear fluorescents to save money on energy and to produce a white, clean, efficient source of light.
When creating a unique lighting design for retail, we recommend the 20/80 rule – 20 percent of your lighting should be decorative and unique (think wall sconces, chandeliers, cloud bowls). And 80 percent of it should be standard general lighting.
In department stores such as Macy’s, JC Penney, Kohl's, and Target, the 80 percent general lighting is prime territory for linear fluorescents.