Benefits of LEDs
LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) do not contain mercury or other toxins, like
conventional lights, thus being recycleable and environmentally friendly.
LEDs are solid state lighting devices that utilize semiconductor material instead of a filament or neon gas. An LED light is a tiny chip encapsulated in an epoxy resin enclosure, which makes LEDs far sturdier than traditional incandescent light bulbs or fluorescent tubes. Since LEDs don't use fragile components such as glass and filaments, LEDs are able to withstand shock, vibration and extreme temperature. LEDs and LED product applications are, therefore, better protected while shipped or installed.
The low power LEDs lead to significant energy savings. International programs directed to develop effective, solid-state lighting industries in the US and Japan have been driven by energy savings associated with the use of LEDs.
The life of white LED is projected to be from 35,000 to 50,000 hours, compared to 750 to 2,000 hours for an incandescent bulb, 7,000 to 9,000 hours for a compact fluorescent bulb and 25,000 to 30,000 hours for a linear fluorescent bulb.
No Maintenance Cost
The long lifetime of LEDs eliminates need for any maintainence
which also leads to additional and significant savings. This also makes LED fixtures useful for installation in relatively inaccessible locations.
Low Cost of Packaging and Shipping