Energy & CO2 Savings Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) have been with us for almost 50 years now, but is has only been in the last few years that they have become a significant lighting source. Traditionally. the bulkhead type of lighting fittings used in this sector would employ compact fluorescent lamps as the light source. A typical fitting would consume around 30W of electricity per hour and the lamp would have a useful life of about 10,000 hours. By comparison, an LED array in the same type of fitting, giving the same illumination levels, would consume around 20W per hour and have a useful life of 50,000 hours. This equates to a 33% saving in energy (and a resultant reduction in Carbon Dioxide emissions) and a 5 times increase in the lamp life—resulting in reduced maintenance charges.
LED lamps will operate through a wide range of temperatures and are not affected by vibration. LED lamps switch on instantly—there is no “warm-up” period—and are not affected by being switched on and off multiple times each day.
The image below shows a typical evaluation of a conventional fluorescent fitting when compared with one of our LED fittings.