Reasons why LED lamps have become the first choice for industrial lighting
Extended service life, reduced energy consumption, low maintenance costs... According to estimates by the US Department of Energy, LED lighting can save 190 TWh (1.9×1011 kWh) per year by 2030, which is equivalent to US$15 billion. The most important thing is that the purchase price of lamps and luminaires continues to drop, making more and more equipment managers consider upgrading to LEDs.
1. Energy efficiency
Compared with traditional incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps and halogen lamps, the electricity used by LEDs is reduced by about 40-70%, thereby saving a lot of energy costs. If in long-term lighting applications, the cost savings are even more substantial.
In addition, LEDs can emit light in a semicircle or in a specific direction, while traditional light bulbs emit light in a full circle or in all directions. The ability of LED to emit directional light reduces the waste of light and energy, and further saves costs.
2. Long life
Unlike incandescent lighting, LEDs will not "burn out". As time goes by, LEDs will become darker. The rated life of a good LED on the L70 is 100,000 hours, or at least 70% of the initial light output, depending on the lamp and fixture. Because the LED system can reduce the cost of replacing bulbs, thereby reducing overall maintenance costs.
The durability of the LED system helps to further reduce maintenance costs. Without filament or glass housing, LED lamps are resistant to damage and can withstand vibrations and other impacts to a large extent, which means they are perfectly suitable for industrial environments.
Traditional lighting usually has glass or quartz on the outside, while LEDs are mounted on the circuit board and connected with lead solder (although lead solder is also afraid of direct collision, the degree is smaller than that of a smartphone).
4. Instant on function
Many fluorescent lamps and high-pressure gas discharge lamps do not provide full brightness immediately, and it usually takes about three minutes to reach the maximum output. In contrast, the LED system can immediately emit 100% brightness without restarting. For industrial applications, it is critical during power outages or early morning hours.
5. Fast cycle
The more traditional light sources are switched on and off, the shorter the service life. If you want to consider including intelligent control in the building, then you must choose LED lighting.
6. The foundation of informatization
The core of the LED system is a semiconductor device, which not only emits light, but also can do more. LED is essentially compatible with advanced new systems and can bring comprehensive new energy efficiency. With LEDs, facility managers can continuously monitor performance to ensure cost savings, and can combine lighting with other systems, including energy storage, solar, and gas firefighting technologies.
7. Almost no infrared or ultraviolet radiation
In practice, less than 10% of the power used by incandescent lamps is converted into visible light, and most of the power is converted into infrared (IR) or radiant heat. Excessive heat and ultraviolet radiation (UV) can cause harm to people and materials. If it is in an industrial environment that may contain hazardous chemicals, precision machinery, etc., it may cause danger.
The LED system hardly emits infrared or ultraviolet light. The rapid development of LED lighting technology has reduced costs and improved the reliability of LEDs.