The light-emitting diode (LED) is one of today’s most significant trends in the lighting market. LED lighting technologies create significant break-troughs in terms of energy-efficiency and durability which makes their market penetration rapidly-developing. LED light also offers comparable or better light quality than other types of lighting, traditionally used in households and industries. From traffic lights and vehicle brake lights to TVs and display cases, LEDs are used in a wide range of applications because of their unique characteristics, which include compact size, ease of maintenance, resistance to breakage, and the ability to focus the light in a single direction instead of having it go every which way.
LED is a new generation of highly energy efficient lighting technology, and has the potential to fundamentally change the future of the global lighting market. LED lighting is often compared with incandescent lighting so that its efficiency is shown-off. Of course it is a significant improvement in terms of efficiency it use at least 80% less energy, but what is even better is that LED last 25 times longer than incandescent. What is more LEDs are with at least 30% more efficient than CFLs and last at least 5 times longer than them. You can find further comparison details in the related posts in the blog.
LEDs ARE DIFFERENT
LED lighting is very different from other lighting sources such as incandescent bulbs and CFLs. Some of the well-recognized key differences include the following:
Many manufacturers and retailers rely on the above mentioned advantages as key selling points and benefits of the LED lighting. However, InnoLED team think differently. LED lighting can easily be controlled, which is the greatest advantage from our prospective.
LED luminaires in general are 40-60% more efficient than fixtures with luminescent tubes. There are some exceptions with low quality LEDs, which actually have almost marginal efficiency and life-cycle advantage over traditional luminescent lighting. Let’s us assume that LEDs are almost twice more efficient than standard office, industrial and outdoor lighting. Which means that with twice less the electric we will produce the light users receive from the previous generation of lighting.
Studies show that some more than 60% of the light that is created by luminaires is actually useless. The reasons are simple:
All this is waste, which could be eliminated because of the greatest advantage of the LED lighting sources – their ability to be easily controlled. Not only easily, but efficiently! LEDs are light source, which doesn’t get its life shorter with frequent on and off cycles. What is more, LEDs actually turn out to have longer life if they are not operated at their maximum rated capacity. Also the consumption decreases with a greater pace compared with the illumination. This means that you if the illumination of the fixture is decreased with 40%, the expected consumption will decrease with even greater percentage.
In InnoLED we believe lighting would change dramatically, first wave will be with decreasing the consumption with 50% simply by changing the light sources and followed by the next wave of efficiency boost driven by control systems and smart grid integration.