Why big and small economies should switch to LED Lighting technology?
With LEDs emerging literally as bright spots in the modern lighting industry, switching from conventional lighting to LEDs is worth all the effort for big or small economies. LEDs are cost-effective, has the extended lifespan, and require minimal maintenance. It is estimated that the US economy could save a whopping $15 billion yearly by the year 2030 by simply switching to LED lighting.
The universal trend towards an economically and environmentally sustainable society has demanded the use of energy-efficient technology to power both big and small economies. LED has emerged at the top as the light source with many prospects of meeting the new energy demands.
Here are five reasons why big and small economies should switch to LED Lighting technology.
Switching to LED lighting drastically cuts down energy consumption for any economy. Commercial lighting industry, be it in hospital, restaurants, offices, stores, or schools consume a lot of energy. However, LEDs have the potential to cut down the energy consumed in the form of light. This is because electrical energy is directly converted to light without necessarily being converted to heat, a feature common in conventional lighting. By eliminating the ‘heat phase’ in LED lighting, a lot of energy amounting to millions of dollars are saved in any given economy.
LED are environmentally friendly. Protecting the environment has numerous economic benefits. For instance, having sustainable environment means having sustainable food security as well as good health. These factors often cost millions to even billions of dollars big or small economies.
Unlike the fluorescent bulbs that have traces of mercury, you can dispose of LEDs like any old incandescent without taking additional precaution measures. Be it not for the broken glass that you have to deal with when you accidentally break LEDs, and you don’t have to fear for mercury poison.
Unlike the fluorescent or conventional bulbs, LEDs do not ‘burn out,’ they gradually dim over time. With an expected lifespan of approximately 40,000 hours, fluorescent or conventional bulbs do not come close when you compare with 1000 and 8000 hours for incandescent and fluorescent bulbs respectively. It, therefore, implies that you will not only minimize labor costs when it comes to replacing LEDs, but also the cost of having to replace the bulbs over and over as in the case of incandescent bulbs.
Can operate in Low voltages
LEDs are ideal for lighting where there is a low power supply. Even better, LED lighting works better with solar power either in remote or rural areas. As a result, a 24-hour economy can be effectively run even in regions where it is not connected to the grid.
LEDs can be designed or combined in any shape and amount of light emitted to produce a highly efficient lighting. This unique aspect is ideal for the entertainment industry. Within a combination of lights individual LED can be manipulated by dimming to achieve a color control and distribution.
Other benefits that are associated with the use of LED lighting include being durable, has no UV emission, and can operate effectively in extremely cold or hot temperatures.