LED’s are considered GREEN (environmentally friendly) for many reasons. LED’s contain no mercury, unlike its counterpart the High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps. Also, LED lights are compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances. They are designed to deliver more than ten years of service that is maintenance free, which means less waste since you do not have to replace the bulb.
If a HID lamp was replaced every 2 years, it would cause a negative ripple effect on our environment. Since they contain mercury, you have to be worried about proper disposal of the HID lamp. If LED’s are being used, imagine the powerful and positive effects that using their technology can have on our pocketbook, our environment and our planet!
LED lights have been used in many areas since the late 1990’s. They are used in area lighting, street lighting, in parking structures, as security lighting and in other interior spaces.
In addition, they are used in aesthetic, effect or in applications that require specialty lighting. These include architectural highlighting. Also, many traffic lighting applications and exit signs use red, blue and/or green LED’s.
A major advantage to using LED lights is that since they are energy efficient, they last a lot longer. This, in turn, will result in you and your business generating a lot less trash for the landfills. This causes another benefit of using energy efficient lighting.
You will feel great about using them as you are being a energy conscious business owner, or private citizen, by conserving energy and being “green”. People that come into your business will start to notice this energy conservation, and that in turn, is wonderful for your reputation!
There are many benefits to using LED energy efficient lighting.
First, when you use LED lighting, you are using a lot less energy per unit of lighting output. Because of this, you will save money! The energy efficient LED Lighting lasts a lot longer than a “regular” light bulb. You can also amortize the cost of the bulb.
Not only do you have the cost of the bulb, but you also can include the cost it will take to change the light bulb. The halogen bulbs increase the load of your A/C and that adds to what you are spending on cooling.
In addition, if you have to move racks/shelves or other equipment to change the bulb, the labor cost can be high. The person changing the bulb/lights could possibly break the luminaire or anything around it.
Therefore the 50,000 hour LED has a huge advantage over the 2,000 hour halogen, as the re-lamping occurs much less often.