In modern times, environmental pollution has been valued globally. The pollution caused by light cannot be ignored. After the invention of the electric light bulb, the lighting environment at night was improved. As the power continued to increase, there were unexpected consequences. At least 20% of the world's electricity is used for lighting, but if the light source is not good, not only will more than 30% of the light source be wasted, it will also cause harmful substances to damage the environment.
LED lighting has swept the traditional lighting market, and the same is true for the industrial sector. LED high efficiency, long life, outstanding color rendering, diverse color temperature, high cost-effectiveness and environmental protection are the competitive advantages of LED lights. According to the US Department of Energy estimates, by 2030, LED lighting can save $ 15 billion annually. The return on investment can be obtained in a short period of time, allowing more and more projects to consider upgrading to use LEDs.
What are the benefits of using LED lighting in industry? Here are some reasons to tell you.
Compared with the traditional incandescent, fluorescent and halogen lighting, LEDs use about 60-80% less electricity and have a luminous efficiency of up to 165lm / W. This saves a lot of energy costs. The cost savings are even greater in long-term lighting applications. The characteristic of LED lighting is that it can emit a large amount of directional light through a small current. The beam angle of LED is usually 15degree to 180degree, which can precisely control the direction of light and maximize the utilization of light. This is obviously different from the traditional light source. The traditional light source usually emits light at a wide angle, and a lot of light escapes in a direction that is not needed at all. Traditional light bulbs emit light in a full circle or in all directions. The ability of LEDs to emit light directionally reduces waste of light and energy, further saving costs.
2.Super long life
Unlike incandescent lighting, the light decay of LEDs is very small. Over time, the rated life of a good LED on L70 is 50,000 hours, or at least 70% of the initial light output. In actual operation, it means that if each 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, LED lamps can work for 11 years, which is not possible with traditional light sources. Due to the long life of LED lighting, the cost of replacing bulbs can be reduced, thereby reducing overall maintenance costs.
The durability of LED lighting helps to further reduce maintenance costs. Without a filament or glass enclosure, LED luminaires are resistant to breakage and can withstand vibrations and other impacts to a large extent, which means they are perfectly suitable for industrial environments. The traditional lighting usually has glass or quartz outside, which is easy to cause damage.
4. Turn on the function in time
Many fluorescent lamps and high-pressure gas discharge lamps do not provide full brightness immediately, and usually require 5-10 minutes of warm-up to reach 100% light. In contrast, LED lighting can emit 100% brightness immediately without preheating. For industrial applications, restarting during a power outage or turning on at night is critical.
The timely turning on of LED lighting allows LEDs to realize intelligent lighting control, and automatically dimming or brightening according to environmental changes and human actions, which potentially saves a lot of energy consumption.
6. Almost no infrared or ultraviolet radiation
In practice, less than 10% of the power used by incandescent lamps is converted into visible light, and most of the power is converted into infrared or radiant heat. Excessive heat and ultraviolet radiation can cause harm to the environment, employees and materials, and if used commonly contains hazardous chemicals, it can be dangerous. LED lighting emits almost no infrared or ultraviolet light, which is safer and easier to recycle. Unlike many traditional light sources, it will be very troublesome and complicated to recycle because it contains mercury, a hazardous substance.
7. Color rendering index and color temperature
In industrial lighting design, the color rendering index and color temperature are critical. The characteristics of the LED light source in this regard make him the first choice for industrial lighting. The LED can emit light with a color temperature between 3000K-6500K by debugging the phosphor, and CRI> 90. This is not possible with traditional light sources.
In terms of lighting system and control, LED intelligent lighting system has prominent advantages over traditional lighting systems. There are three main points, which are not described in detail here.
1. Single control circuit system for easy control
2. Dual control circuit system is more practical
3. Simpler control method
What factors need to be considered before industrial lighting decides to use LEDs?
1. Check the shape and lumen output of the current lighting device. In most cases, installing LED luminaires that look similar to previous luminaires will reduce installation time and accelerate return on investment. If the luminaire does not cause much damage, you can choose to use the LED retrofit kit, just replace the bulb, and you can also get the benefits brought by LED lighting.
2. Compared with the lamps using traditional technology, the power does not need to be too large, because the light efficiency of LED lamps is very high, which can reach 160LM / W. 100W LED can replace 400W traditional light source.
3. There are many products for industrial lighting. You need to choose suitable products. Our lampshining UFO LED High Bay Light, LED High Mast Light and LED Retrofit Kit can meet industrial LED lighting.