These reasons make LED an ideal choice for industrial lighting

Sep. 26, 2020

LED lighting has replaced the traditional lighting market and is also suitable for various industrial fields.

Long service life, low energy consumption and low maintenance costs. The US Department of Energy estimates that by 2030, LED lighting will save 190 megawatt hours (1.9x 1011 kWh) per year, equivalent to $15 billion. Most importantly, as lamp and luminaire prices continue to fall, more and more equipment managers are beginning to consider upgrading their LED usage.Here are seven reasons why you should consider using LEDs:

1. Energy efficiency.

Compared with traditional incandescent, fluorescent and halogen lamps, LED power consumption is reduced by 40-70%, saving a lot of energy costs. If it is used in long-term lighting applications, the economic cost is even greater.

In addition, LEDs can be illuminated in a semi-circular or specific direction, while conventional bulbs can be illuminated in full or all directions. The ability of LEDs to illuminate light reduces the waste of light and energy and further saves costs.

2. Long life.

Unlike incandescent lamps, LEDs do not burn out. As time goes on, LEDs will get darker and darker. A good LED has a rated life of 50,000+ hours on the L70, or at least 70% of the initial light output, depending on the lamp and fixture. Since the LED system can reduce the cost of replacing the bulb, the overall maintenance cost is reduced.


The durability of the LED system helps to further reduce maintenance costs. Without filaments or glass enclosures, LED luminaires are resistant to damage and can withstand vibration and other collisions to a large extent, which means they are ideal for industrial environments.

Traditional lighting usually has glass or quartz on the outside, and the LEDs are mounted on the board and connected to the leads for soldering (although lead soldering is also afraid of direct collisions, but to a lesser extent than smartphones).

4. Instant on function.

Many fluorescent and high-pressure gas discharge lamps do not provide full brightness immediately, and typically take about three minutes to reach maximum output. In contrast, the LED system can immediately send 100% brightness without restarting. For industrial applications, power outages or early mornings are essential.

5. Fast cycle.

The more the traditional light source is switched, the shorter the service life. If you consider lighting control during construction, choose LED lighting.

6. The basis of information.

The core of the LED system is a semiconductor device that not only emits light, but also does more. LEDs are basically compatible with advanced new systems and offer comprehensive new energy efficiency. With the help of LEDs, facility managers can continuously monitor performance to ensure cost savings and combine lighting with other systems, including energy storage, solar and gas fire protection technologies.

7. There is almost no infrared or ultraviolet radiation.

In practice, less than 10% of the power used by incandescent lamps is converted to visible light, and most of the power is converted to IR or radiant heat. Excessive heat and ultraviolet light (UV) can cause damage to people and materials and can pose a hazard in industrial environments that may contain hazardous chemicals, precision machinery, and the like.

The LED system emits almost no infrared or ultraviolet light. The rapid development of LED lighting technology has reduced the cost of LEDs and improved the reliability of LEDs.

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