What’s the fuss about LED lighting? Light emitting diode (LED) is one of the most energy- efficient and quickly developing lighting solutions. By 2023 the global LED retrofit market is expected to reach 3.81 billion from 2.24 billion in 2017. The popularity and adoption of LED lighting is the key driver in the market with various initiatives by government further boosting the market. This is largely due to the fact that quality LED light bulbs last longer and are more durable than conventional lighting solutions.
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LEDs can come in a variety of designs. Quality LEDs are now in most cases the ‘best buy’ in terms of electricity costs to run, frequency of replacement and overall lifetime costs. LEDs are very quickly gaining popularity across Australia as they become more available at lower prices, however it’s not always easy to know what LED’s to use.
LED’S especially those that are ENERGY Star rated, use at least 70% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent lighting. When you consider just how many lightbulbs there are in your house or commercial space, and the sheer cost of electricity in this day and age, it results in a significant cost saving leaving more money in your pocket.
How do they work?
The light source of an LED is the size of a fleck of pepper with a mix of red, green and blue LED’s typically used to make white lights. LED light is directional meaning that it can trap light. A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor light source that emits light when current flows through it. Electrons in the semiconductor recombine with electron holes, releasing energy in the form of photons. Modern LEDs are available across the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared wavelengths, with high lightoutput. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emittin)
LED technology can decrease down lighting wattage by 75% or more. Most homes and commercial spaces probably have a number of 40, 60 or 75 watt incandescent bulbs in place? Just one 9 watt LED down light will give you the same brightness as a 50 watt halogen. To give you an idea of costs here’s a table of running costs for different lighting sources.
As you can see LED is a cost effective way of reducing your yearly electricity bill making them the preferred choice for recessed downlights and task lighting. Kitchens, hallways, bathrooms, workstations and commercial settings are just some of the places that you will see this kind of lighting in use.
Go4solar and Electrical can help you make the right LED choices and install them throughout your home or commercial property and help you save money in the long run. Visit our website for further information and phone us on (08) 8326 7751 for a free quote.