Why do LEDs produce more vibrant and saturated colors than conventional lamps?
LEDs emit a very narrow spectrum of light. The type of material used in the semiconductor permits only a specific wavelength of light (one color) to be emitted when electrons cross the junction.
How are LEDs different from other light sources in the way they produce light?
LEDs produce light by direct conversion of electrical energy to light energy. On the other hand incandescent light sources produce light by heating a filament until it grows red hot. Linear and compact fluorescent lamps use a UV discharge plus a phosphor to produce the light. HID lamps use the ionization of gases in a discharge tube which in turn produce photons.
What are the strategies in the development of LED technology that are helping to reduce the cost of LEDs in the future?
Some of the strategies for reducing the cost of LEDs in the future are reduction in the production process, simplification and reduction in the number of components and introduction of new materials.
What makes LEDs more robust than other light sources?
LEDs have no gases, filaments and no moving parts to fatigue. They provide light through a one-step process that takes place within the diode. There is no glass to break or screwed contacts to loosen.
What are the considerations that need to be taken into account when integrating LEDs?
There are several aspects that need to be taken into consideration, some of these include luminaire spacing and layout, ways to prevent a view of the light source and minimize glare, ventilation/cooling of LEDs, wiring access, access to LEDs in case of maintenance or replacement, location of driver, if not integrated in luminaire, switching / dimming capabilities, or control type and location.
How do I benefit?
Efficient lighting technology reduces lighting expenses, reduces maintenance, produces a comfortable environment, increases productivity in the workplace, and is proven to increase retail sales.
What is an energy assessment?
Analyzing your current lighting platform, energy consumption, and costs. We’ll use this information to show you savings through effective lighting solutions.
What is a lighting upgrade?
A lighting upgrade is the practice of replacing components in the system with counterparts that make it more efficient.