Friday, March 27, 2015

The Benefits of LED Lighting

LEDs have been used as an alternate for CFLs and incandescent bulbs for years, but have you ever wondered why many claim that LEDs are a better source of lighting than the other bulbs? Well, that’s what our article is going to answer. We will give you a breakdown of all the benefits and advantages LED lights has over the other traditional lightings.

But first of all, what is LED and what does it actually mean? LEDs, as it is commonly known, actually means light-emitting diodes. These are semi-conductors that can handle electrical charge which then turns the electric current to light.  This longer lasting technology was first used in traffic lights and exit signs but now is also used as LED light bulbs, LED signs and even Christmas lights. LED technology is more affordable and practical for homes. As a matter of fact, the Department of Energy estimates that the rapid adoption of LED lighting in the U.S. over the next 20 years can reduce lighting electricity demand by 33% by 2027.

1. LEDs direct light more efficiently.
2. LEDs compact sizes.
3. It turns instantly on unlike CFL bulbs.
4. LED Lights are very energy efficient. As a matter of fact, its estimated energy efficiency is 80%-90% compare to other traditional lighting.
5. The lifetime of LED lights is one of the best things about it. You manna know why? It's because they currently have an operational time of around 100,000 hours.
6. Another thing is that you only need a low voltage power supply to illuminate LED bulbs--making them ideal to use outdoors.
7. LED lights can also work in extremely cold and hot temperatures.
8. LED's does not produce any infrared light or hardly any UV emissions. In short, they are eco-friendly.
9. LED lights are also extremely durable and are built with sturdy components that can withstand the roughest conditions.
10. All LED lights are completely free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable which can help you reduce your carbon footprint.

In conclusion, using LED lights will actually benefit you and will help you a lot. It lets you save money, reduce your carbon footprint and will protect you from being exposed to too much UV lights. So the next time you hit the market for some lighting, be sure to make the right decision.

CFL vs LED: Which is Better to Use?

CFLs and LEDs are two types of lights used in our everyday life. But the question still remains, which of the two is better? That’s why for today’s topic, we’re going to discuss and let you learn the difference between the two.

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Why Choose Led Lights for Your Business?

In our last week’s article, we’ve tackle about the mechanism of how LEDS or light-emitting diodes work through a short video. In the same video, we’ve also given some short points on why one should use LED lights instead of other traditional lightings.  But today, let us focus on discussing how LEDs can help businesses in different ways.

So here are some of the main points why perhaps you should consider using LED lights for your business:
Led lights for your business

• First, what is LED?


LED is the short term for light-emitting diode as I have mentioned in the first part. It is a semi-conductor that emits light when there in an electric current applied to it. Although unlike other light sources, LEDs are purely electronic which in turn makes them more versatile, durable and easier to control.

• But why choose LED?


Using LED lights can lower your usual operational costs and reduce your maintenance burden. Why? It's because LED have all the benefits of fluorescent lights without its drawbacks. Using LEDs consume 80% less energy compare to fluorescent or incandescent light bulbs. Aside from that, they don't heat up pretty much thus they can last 40 times longer than other traditional light sources. It also has no mercury, filament and does not emit IR or UV. They are also dimmable and color controllable.


• Can you use these LEDs in outdoor environments?

Outdoor led lightsOf course! You might have seen a lot of promotional placards using LED lights like those light open signs and scrolling signs you could see in a lot of shops. LEDs are versatile and won't easily break or burn out. It can be placed on any outdoor locations provided they are not directly exposed to water. However, there are some LEDs that are specifically designed for water or damp locations such as those lightings you can see in fountains.

• Does LED works well in extreme temperatures?


Typical LED lights can operate in temperatures ranging from -20°C to 50°C. Unlike CLFs, LEDs can still work very well in cold temperatures. However, when it comes to hotter temperatures like saunas, LEDs cannot ensure their full lifetime considering that they are exposed to extreme heat such as that.

• What LED lights should I choose for my business then?


Choosing led lightsBasically, not all LED lights are equal. There are many things you should consider when buying a LED of your choice, this includes the color of the light, the light output, the CRI or Color Rendering Index, the appropriate environment and temperature it can handle and of course, the wattage and voltage of the LED.

• Lastly, where can I buy LED lights?


LED lights bulbs are already available in the market. But if you're going to buy led signs for your business or other novelty products such as LED candles or LED lanterns, then it is more advisable to buy this on LED suppliers. Plus, they can also help you find the LED light suitable to your need.

Friday, March 20, 2015

How LEDs Work?

LEDs are lightings you usually see everywhere from coffee shops, restaurants to general stores. They are mostly used in open signs or scrolling signs to use as promotional placards in boutiques and shops. But ever wonder what LEDs really are? And seriously, how this small things work? Another thing is why does the commercial industry prefer to use them over other lightings? Is it because there is something special within these little lights?

Well, that’s what our video is going to tackle about. With this short video, you’ll learn what LEDs are, how they work and what are the advantages LEDs has over traditional lightings such as incandescent bulbs.