LED: No other type of lighting offers as much potential to save energy and enhance the quality of our building environments

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“Our LED lighting systems are green, cost-effective and safe. But don’t take our word for it,” says SuperGreen Solutions of Boise, Idaho. The U.S. Department of Energy said that no other type of lighting “offers as much potential to save energy and enhance the quality of our building environments.”

HOW DO LEDS WORK?
Unlike traditional bulbs, LEDs (light-emitting diodes) don’t contain a filament that will burn out. They also remain fairly cool, which is excellent for either commercial or residential AC bills. LEDs are illuminated by the movement of electrons through a semiconductor. When the electrons move, they release visible light.

 

GREEN SAVINGS WITH LEDS
Most LED bulbs come with a five-year warranty. They last longer than other kinds of lighting and use approximately 75% less energy than traditional lighting. The lifespan of the LED bulb is approximately 50,000 to 80,000 hours, which adds up to almost twenty years of constant illumination. According to EnergyStar.gov, LED lighting can last far longer than incandescent lighting and fluorescent lighting: 35 to 50 times longer for incandescent and 2 to 5 times longer than fluorescents. This form of energy efficient lighting may initially be more expensive than more traditional types of lighting, but the long-term savings are outstanding, with an estimated 60%-85% reduction in lighting bills. Whether you need industrial LED lighting or residential LED lighting, switching to an LED light source offers tremendous potential for considerable savings.

SAFETY OF LEDS
Whoops! How many of us have accidentally dropped a light bulb? All of us – and picking up shattered pieces of light bulb fragments can be dangerous. Compact florescent lamps (CFLs) contain an estimated five milligrams of toxic mercury, which has been known to cause brain damage. If you drop a CFL, vacuuming it up can cause toxic mercury vapor to be released into the air – and this mercury vapor is particularly dangerous to children and fetuses.

LEDs do not contain toxic chemicals. This form of energy efficient lighting is safe for your household or office. LED bulbs are recyclable and far more durable than other kinds of bulbs. LEDs are also safe for use in museums or art galleries. These spaces would greatly benefit from a commercial LED lighting system, as traditional bulbs with UV emissions may damage sensitive objects or materials. LEDs don’t produce much heat. Not only will this have a positive impact on your cooling costs, but kids or family members won’t accidentally burn their fingers on an LED bulb.

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