LED lighting in on the up, and is increasingly being used in all tiers of industry, from retail to architecture, public sector to hospitality. So what’s the appeal? We look at some of the biggest benefits that go some way to explain the LED boom.
A major industrial benefit of LEDs is their extreme durability. Because they are built with sturdy components that are highly rugged, they can withstand even the roughest conditions and are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impacts. That means they make great outdoor lighting systems for rough conditions and exposure to weather, wind, rain or even external vandalism, traffic related public exposure and construction or manufacturing sites.
LED light bulbs have an outstanding operational life – up to 22 times longer than a standard lamp and 5 times longer than a fluorescent. That means huge maintenance and replacement cost savings, especially for businesses with a high volume of a lighting.
LEDs are extremely versatile when it comes to design and can be combined in any shape to produce highly efficient illumination. A well-designed LED system can achieve fantastic lighting effects, not only for the eye but also for the mood and the mind, making it suitable for aeroplanes, classrooms and many other locations.
Operational in very cold conditions
LED lights are ideal for operation under cold and low outdoor temperatures. For traditional light bulbs, for example, fluorescent lamps, low temperatures can impact on their operation, but LED bulbs operate very well in in cold settings. That makes them ideal for freezer rooms in a retail or hospitality context, as well as in outdoor winter settings.
LED lighting offers some major energy savings compared with traditional incandescent or even fluorescent bulbs, operating at 80% efficiency. From a cost perspective, the savings are significant, especially for a business with a large lighting requirement, for example an airport or shopping mall, with potentially tens of thousands of light bulbs.