LED Basics

What is LED Lighting?


LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. It is a compound semiconductor device that converts electricity into light. One or more LEDS combined with a driver, housing and other components create an LED lighting system- either a lamp of a fixture.


Benefits of LED Lighting

  • Energy efficient and environmentally friendly - LEDs only use a fraction of the electricity that is needed to power traditional light sources, they produce no UV rays and they are mercury and lead free.

  • Longer life - Commercial LED lights have a rated life of 50,000 to 155,000 hours plus.  Compare that to incandescent lights with a life of 1000 to 5000 hours, Compact Fluorescent (CFL) with a life of 8,000 to 10,000 hours and linear fluorescent 10,000 to 20,000 hours and you’ll discover the rapid R.O.I. of investing in LED lighting.

  • Controllability - Commercial LED lighting is a perfect companion to occupancy sensors as LED’s life is not affected by the on/off cycles.  In other words you can turn them on and off as much as you want.


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  • Turn on instantly – Hot or cold weather, LEDs switch on instantly.

  • Can be dimmed - LED lighting sources can be dimmed similarly to incandescent lighting.  Which means you can dim LEDs down to less than 1% of potential light level.

  • Range in colors – Technology advances enable you to select LED Kelvin temperatures ranging from 2700 up to 6500 Kelvin (similar to fluorescent).

  • Lensing Technology  -  Directional lighting and uniformity is enabled. uniformity light in specific direction - No light is “lost” in the fixture or sent in a non-useful area with LED lighting.

  • Small size - Since LED chips are relatively small they can be designed to fit in just about every type of existing light bulb shape.

  • Efficacy – LED lighting is capable of offering well over 100 lumens per watt of energy consumed (efficacy). Most conventional lighting sources have efficacy levels of less than 100 lumens per watt.

  • Durable - LED lighting is highly resistant to shock and vibration and contain no glass components.