The technological advances in lighting, in the last decades, have been impressive. And one of the most innovative products that radically transformed the lighting market is LED lights. These electronic devices are the new standard in city lighting.
The many virtues of LED lights have gradually led to a shift away from the use of conventional light bulbs. The proliferation of LED lighting can be seen in many homes, offices, restaurants, shopping malls and other busy places.
If you are looking for an affordable, cheap and functional alternative, to illuminate the interior or exterior spaces of your property, without consuming too much energy, or you are interested in knowing how LED lights work, then you are in the right place.
As ART & ZIGN, experts in the creation and creative design of wooden and LED lighting products, we will explain you here the fabulous advantages of LED lighting.
What are LED lights?
LED light is an electrical light generated by devices that emit light, through one or more Light Emitting Diodes (LED). They have a longer lifetime than incandescent lamps. In addition, they are significantly more efficient, with a luminous efficacy of up to 303 lumens per watt.
LED lights reach their maximum brightness, without any delay in heating. Their directional emission characteristics allow them to produce powerful luminosity, superior to incandescent lamps. Therefore, the distribution of light and heat dissipation, make them highly economical and efficient.
Another novelty of LED diode is that they also emit lights of different colors, precisely RGB (red, green and blue), which admit the mixture of many other colors. Also, the color temperature range of LED lights (warm or cold white) is flexible and compatible with any room.
Advantages of LED lights
The great contributions of LED lights range from reduced energy consumption, lower production costs, to affordable prices, and are perfect for both indoor and outdoor lighting. Moreover, the market for LED lamps is expected to grow more than twelve times in the next decade, with more innovations.
And since we live in a world where energy consumption has skyrocketed exponentially, especially in large cities and urban centers, LED lamps are becoming an ideal alternative, to safeguard the environment and save energy.
And if you still have doubts about why LED lights are so popular, let’s see some advantages and reasons why this type of lighting is so successful and beneficial for your building.
LED lights are effectively compact and perfect for small spaces. They also come in different shapes, for different rooms. These lights are also easy to install, and can even be adapted and regulated in different corners of your property, without problems.
Efficiency and energy saving
One of the best advantages of LED lights is that they save about 50% electricity than traditional incandescent, fluorescent and halogen lamps. This substantial reduction can serve you well, if you keep the lights on for long periods of time.
Thanks to the high production of lumens per watt, LED lights are able to convert about 70% of their energy into light, without wasting it in heat. This greatly maximizes light output and power consumption. The power of these lights is 40 to 135 lumens per watt.
The light irradiation in LED lamps is highly economical, since light is emitted in a hemispherical way, due to its flat surface, avoiding waste in reflectors or diffusers. Therefore, the design of LED lights is ideal for lighting spaces, both indoors and outdoors.
The LED lights, thanks to their manufacture and electronic components, have a long life of between 30,000 and more than 50,000 hours of use. This also depends on the quality of the lamp, but the durability is more than three times that of traditional incandescent or halogen lights.
And unlike these, LED lights do not burn out or fail suddenly, but the amount of light eventually decreases, until it expires (lumen depreciation). With longer operating life, LED lights do not need early replacement or constant maintenance.
Instantaneous power on and resistance to temperature changes
Unlike traditional incandescent or fluorescent lights, which need heat in their filaments to turn on the light flow, LED lights do not require a warm-up period and turn on instantly (within nanoseconds).
On top of that, LED lights are not affected by temperature changes. They can operate smoothly in significantly low temperatures (such as in refrigerators). In addition, because of the low heat generated and dissipated by the diodes, they can illuminate perfectly in warm and dry spaces, such as museums.
High quality of light and brightness
LED devices have a better color rendering index (CRI), which allows for greater color clarity. They can also emit light at an extremely high level of brightness. In some LED lamps, you can even regulate the light output and the amount of brightness to optimize the illumination.
They do not radiate any harmful substances
Due to the high luminous efficiency of LED lights, heat radiation is greatly reduced, thus decreasing the emission of infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) light. In addition, LED manufacturing is more sustainable, as no harmful chemicals, such as mercury or sulfur, are used.
They are environmentally friendly
LED lights are incredibly eco-friendly, because in addition to lowering production chemicals, they help significantly reduce CO2 emissions. Putting it into figures, if you replaced 10 traditional light bulbs with one LED lamp, you would reduce the emission of 1599kg of CO2 per year.
Compatibility and Intelligence
LED lights have compatible on/off systems, which can be adjusted in fast, short or continuous cycles. Many LED devices even have intelligent sensors and controllers, which adapt the amount of light and regulate productivity and lighting automatically.
Unlike the conventional and monotonous designs of traditional lights (bulbs, lamps), LED lights can be found in a variety of designs, colors, shapes and sizes, ranging from modern to contemporary and abstract.
This allows you to adapt and personalize the lighting of your property, according to your decorative tastes, both for interiors and exteriors. For example, the models with LED lights, which we created in ART & ZIGN, are perfect examples of what can be done with LED lights and a little creativity.
Now that you know the many advantages and benefits over LED lighting, what are you waiting for to get your own LED lamps and devices? Change all those old bulbs and renew your property, with the highest technology in lighting and modernity.
Your property will be well lit, ecological and energy efficient, and you will save a lot in the long term, in maintenance and replacement of lights. But if you want to customize your LED lights, with bold, unconventional and creative designs, you can consult with us at ART & ZIGN.
We are experts in manufacturing decorative lights, with high quality LED lighting. You can check our select product catalogs with innovative designs. We use noble materials and offer you original objects, which will give your interiors an incredible touch.
In addition, you have the option to customize your lighting with the colors and finishes you prefer in wood. If you want to know more about our products, contact us, we will be pleased to help you! We want to offer you warmth, light and dreams. You can find us in Montreal-QC, Canada.