LED lights are not of much
help if you can only use them in children’s toys unless of
course, you’re a kid. The infancy of LED lights has some
people thinking that they’re no more than novelties not
realizing that the Chipotle Restaurant they love eating at
might now have LED lighting above their heads or that flat
screen TV generates all those colors seamlessly with what
was once just a novelty. The state of LED technology has
changed significantly and it’s still relatively un-used for
the segment most needing its power and money saving
prowess…lighting. Let’s look at some common uses of LED
A big question we face with
business or individuals interested in saving with LED lights
is what they can be used for. It’s usually framed in a
“those lights can’t do everything I need” voice. It can do
everything (or almost everything) you need. Let’s look at
the recent advances and common uses of LED lights.
Let’s start with the list of
available options we have now. We have spot lights, general
lights, strips (to replace fluorescents), candelabra, larger
lights spots, out door lights, street lamps, and just
recently, a 150 watt LED which is the equivalent of 850
watts incandescent lights (at a much much lower power
cost). We can now dim LED’s and color LED’s to any Kelvin
light with the ability to generate 256 colors directly from
the light (not as a result of a filter). Let’s see your
incandescent or fluorescent do that!
As our abilities not only
catch up with existing lighting technologies but surpass
what’s available, most if not all common uses for lighting
can be addressed by LED lights and the considerable savings
afforded by them.
Warehousing LED lighting. Warehousing is a perfect
candidate for LED lighting with its extensive use of
fluorescent fixtures. The LED light is so bright relative
to fluorescent lighting that we can even look at replacing 4
strips per fixture with 2 LED’s for comparable light. You
can also avoid the power consumption and failure of ballasts
needed for fluorescents.
Retail LED Lighting. Halogens and spots are massive
drains on electricity that create a great deal of waste heat
(increasing air conditioning costs) and fail at a fast
rate. We can now mimic the warm characteristics of
yellow light that retail requires.
Greenhouse LED Lighting. Perhaps one of the most
beneficial use of LED lighting is with Greenhouse lighting
due to the intensive nature of the light usage. Savings
from LED lighting is function of wattage use and bulb
replacement. That’s a great equation for greenhouses
with LED grow lights.
Office Space LED. We can replace the fluorescents
and spots of office space with daylight or bright white
light characteristics with savings of 80-90% over 5 years
windows that companies can readily absorb and capitalize.
City - State Govt. LED Lighting. The same
characteristics of office space applies to government
building with the added advantage that governments are
desperately in need of cost reductions in their budget.
Hospital Lighting. Hospitals have extensive lighting
requirements that typically run 24/7 and bright white color qualities for both spot
and strips are ideal.
Street LED Lighting. Not only do the bright light,
higher wattage (still 1/10 the usage of current technology)
work well to save cities on street lighting but the reduced
labor costs become more relevant for replacements due to
inaccessibility of the lights.
Residential LED Lighting. Finally, the segment where
we can do the most good…both for our energy independence and
the pocketbooks of American families. Soft yellows and warm
light color tuning makes this a perfect replacement for
energy hungry halogens and incandescents that still zap the
majority of US residences.
some common uses we deal with on a daily basis but there’s
almost no job where the numbers don’t work in your favor.
Run your LED light quote and we’ll see what it does for your