Why LED Lighting?
The same reason your great-grandfather bought an Edison lamp- FUEL IS EXPENSIVE! The global need for energy efficiency has compelled technological advancements in solid state lighting to new heights.
With general lighting accounting for an estimated 20% of all electricity being used in the United States alone, LED for general lighting has become a focus of governments, and large organizations throughout the world.
The potential benefits of solid state lighting are simply amazing. They include substantial money and energy savings, as well as having a positive environmental impact.
Benefits of LED lighting:
Unparalleled maintenance and cost savings
LED lighting makes a lot of sense, for municipalities, large facilities, corporations, real property holders, building owners, and franchise chains that incur large costs relative to their lighting systems and electrical costs. LED lighting for home use and retailers has also become increasingly popular. Let's look at some factors that affect maintenance costs.
How often do you change your lamps? White LEDs currently have a usable life of 30-75,000 hours and growing. Usable life of solid state lighting is the amount of time passed before a reduction of lumen output is 30% less than initial output. How long is 50,000 hours?
50,000 hrs running 24/7 365 days a year = 5.7 years
50,000 hrs running 12 hrs a day 365 days a year = 11.4 years
50,000 hrs running 08 hrs a day 365 days a year = 17.12 years
Solid state in nature, LED lighting is far more durable than any other type of lighting. No lamps, filaments, or thin glass ensures facilities a ton of savings in breakage and shorter life due to ambient forces like wind, vibration, movement, and human error.
Often a major factor when determining lighting upgrade, the maintenance savings are a major factor in return on investment. However important, many a financial analysis discount or overlook this factor altogether. Total system and total cost must be considered, when choosing high quality solid state lighting payback periods from 2 to 5 years are absolutely possible, before rebates, depending on the projects.
For more information on how to use LED lighting for your specific project , please consult Lumiram Customer service dept at 1 800 354 10 44 , we will be more than happy to help.
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