Since approximately 40% of all of the world’s electricity goes into lighting, a total transition to LED lighting could reduce that portion of the world’s carbon footprint by half. However, the environmental consideration is not the major factor that will drive the transition to LED lighting.
The major factor that will drive the transition to LED is economic.
The quality and performance of LED lighting has been steadily improving while the cost of LED lighting has been steadily falling. With the lifespan of high quality LED tubes now between 75,000 and 100,000 hours, LED lighting is becoming the low-cost alternative based on lifecycle costs.
Lighting produced by light emitting diodes (LED) is the first digital light source ever. All prior man-made lighting depended on passing an electric current through a metal element or a gas in order to heat it and create light as a byproduct. This light, which scatters in all directions, must be directed to its intended destination by reflectors. LED lighting is created digitally and beamed directly to its destination. This greatly reduces the total amount of light necessary to illuminate a given surface.
LED lighting requires between 50 and 75 percent less electricity while providing superior lighting quality. LED lighting has reached the point where it delivers a higher-quality light, matches all of the popular lighting colors and has a much higher color rendering index than fluorescent lighting. Think of the difference in precision between analog television and digital TV.
All LED lighting is not created equal. We only provide quality products that make financial sense for our customers.