7 Things You May Not Know about LED Lighting
#4 Will Really Blow Your Mind
Most sign and lighting industry professionals today are fully aware of the cost-saving benefits of LED lighting. With a rated lifespan of 50,000 hours, LEDs mean significantly reduced labor, maintenance and energy costs. Instead of paying for a bucket truck and maintenance personnel to change out a burned-out tube every few years, LEDs can last a decade or more.
However, the benefits don’t stop there. At Harbinger, we find that many of our clients are unaware of LEDs’ other benefits, including:
1. LEDs are strong and durable. LEDs are solid-state devices containing no moving parts, filaments or fragile glass to break, greatly reducing the risk of damage during transportation, installation and operation. Unlike fluorescents, LEDs are not typically subject to sudden failure or burnout and can withstand shocks, vibrations and frequent switching.
2. LEDs are flexible and versatile. LEDs enable flexibility in signage design due to their small size and maximum light output. LEDs can be used in custom shapes and letters for a wide variety of sign types.
3. LEDs are non-toxic. Unlike fluorescent bulbs, LEDs do not contain toxic chemicals, such as mercury. When released in large quantities, mercury is not only harmful to the environment, but also presents health risks. Bulbs that contain mercury are fragile and require special disposal techniques. LEDs also emit no ultra-violet (UV) light.
4. LEDs produce vibrant, dramatic light. Response times are 100 to 1,000 times faster than incandescent lighting, so there is no flicker – just pure, dramatic light. LEDs also produce sharp, vibrant colors, including pure white.
5. LEDs run exceptionally cool. LEDs are lowvoltage devices that generate very little heat, making them inherently safer than flames or incandescent lighting.
6. LEDs are compact and lightweight. This makes installation and service easier, reducing costs.
7. LEDs are resistant to extreme temperatures. With an operating range of 40 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, LEDs can maintain consistent light output across a wide range of temperatures.
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