When it comes to improving building energy conservation, there’s no better place to start with than lighting. The reason is simple: according to information from Madison Gas and Electric, lighting accounts for 39 percent of total electricity consumption in office buildings and modern LED lighting is significantly more efficient than all alternative forms of commercial lighting.

 

High Quality Light

The days when LED lighting was considered to be dim with poor color rendition are long gone. Modern LED light fittings are as bright as alternative forms of lighting, such as incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes and have good color rendition. They also provide full light output from the moment they are switched on without the irritating delays experienced with compact fluorescent lights (CFL). Lighting alternatives include LED luminaries that look exactly like fluorescent light fittings, downlights, and replacement bulbs for conventional screw fittings.

 

Lower Running Costs

LED lamps are more efficient than any other form of commercial lighting. They use half the electricity of comparable fluorescent bulbs and a quarter of the energy of incandescent bulbs with the same lumen output. Based on this, it’s possible to cut lighting bills by half and meet ambitious energy conservation targets. Although LED lamps cost more than other light sources, they are longer lasting. They have a life span that is forty times longer than an incandescent bulb and six times longer than a CFL.

 

Dimmable Drivers

All LED bulbs have a driver unit that may be incorporated into the bulb or in commercial fittings, as a separate unit. This is a lotÊlike the ballast in a conventional fluorescent tube. This is because LEDs, like fluorescent lamps, rely on a constant current source and the normal variation in the mains power would cause flicker and overload the LEDs.

This feature can be turned into an advantage, because it provides the ability to dim LED lamps to provide the optimum level of lighting and create the right mood. Getting It Right The secret for success with commercial LED light fittings is selecting the best LED driver. LEDs are very sensitive to temperature. The lifetime of the diode is directly related to the quality of the driver’s thermal management. To ensure long lamp life, it’s essential to choose a high-quality driver. Energy Recovery Products drivers are designed to the highest standards and come with a 5-year limited warranty to ensure peace of mind

 

Getting It Right

The secret for success with commercial LED light fittings is selecting the best LED driver. LEDs are very sensitive to temperature. The lifetime of the diode is directly related to the quality of the driver’s thermal management. To ensure long lamp life, it’s essential to choose a high-quality driver. Energy Recovery Products drivers are designed to the highest standards and come with a 5-year limited warranty to ensure peace of mind

ERP

MORE BY: