Most countries in the world spend a significant proportion of their energy on lighting. In fact, in the US alone, lighting is thought to consume about 17% of total energy. However, it is not just energy that is wasted. The environment is affected too. This causes a dual problem that needs to be addressed immediately to avoid terrible consequences for future generations. While we don’t have a silver bullet to fix everything yet, we do have access to LED lighting technology that could help reduce the tremendous amount of energy wasted on lighting.
One of the most important areas of lighting is street lighting. This type of lighting needs to be powerful, reliable and effective because constant lighting is necessary for the safety of motorists and pedestrians. LED lights meet all these requirements and outperform existing lighting solutions. Not only is LED lighting more energy efficient – some tests put it at 90% – but the latest generation of the bulbs last for an amazing 50,000+ hours. This in turn hugely reduces the cost of maintenance. The lower energy and maintenance bills are further complemented by the fact that LED bulbs are generally more environmentally friendly than anything else on the market today.
LED lighting can revolutionize the lighting experience at home thanks to the multiple variants available. There are two major concerns for every homemaker when it comes to lighting: energy efficiency and decor. LED bulbs score highly on both counts. In terms of energy efficiency, LED bulbs are almost 90% more efficient than standard bulbs and they last for an average of 50,000+ lighting hours. In terms of decor, LED bulbs are easily customizable and perfect for virtually any environment. Moreover, the bulbs are available in different colors, sizes and shapes. These advantages can be enhanced with a few simple accessories.
Energy efficiency- For the best energy efficiency, users should switch to smart lighting. This is a combination of high-tech LED bulbs and the use of sensors such as motion detectors and light detectors to automatically dim or switch on/off lights depending on the requirements of the room. This saves plenty of time and money.
Decor- Simple digital control over lighting can work wonders. The latest control systems allow lights to automatically dim or change patterns at random intervals or based on some programming. The latest variants of LED bulbs such as LED neon bulbs have virtually unlimited potential with regards to interior and exterior decor.
College students in particular need a well-designed work/study space in order to concentrate and prepare for exams. One of the essential elements of such a space is the lighting. The problem with standard lighting is that it can severely damage productivity unless it is finely tuned with the requirements of the work space, which is seldom the case. However, there is a viable solution with LED bulbs. These bulbs are both energy efficient, extremely versatile and provide users with customizable lighting options.
The following are some great LED lighting variants that will particularly come in handy for those heading out to college this year.
LED strip lights- Found a quiet space that is perfect for concentration but lacks adequate lighting? Users can install LED strip lights on virtually all common household surfaces including wood and glass. More importantly, the entire system could be powered with batteries, which enhances the versatility of the lighting system.
LED light bars- Standard desk lamps consume a lot of energy and heat, which affects the ability to concentrate and in some cases, handle sensitive electronics. LED light bars, on the other hand, provide far better lighting quality with minimum heat output.
LED rope lights- LED rope lights are the best way to provide all round lighting and create an almost Zen-like atmosphere. The best thing about this variant is the fact that the lighting systems are available in multiple colors, which could be customized with a few simple accessories.
One of the advantages of LED lighting is that it allows users to light up areas in the house that are not conveniently placed within range of standard lighting fixtures. This allows users to create both decorative and practical lighting enhancements to their environment. To achieve this, anyone can use a variety of LED lighting systems including strip lights, rope lights. Both variants are versatile, robust and energy efficient.
The following are some of the obvious places inside a house that you could illuminate with LED lighting.
LED Strip Lights- This lighting system is extremely versatile because it is available in battery powered variants. That makes it great for quick lighting in the closet, stairs, cupboards, and similar areas in the house. Since this variant is also available in different colors, it is a great option for decorative lighting.
LED Rope Lights- This sort of lighting is useful for both indoor and outdoor applications. This variant is extremely robust and is great for use in places that are exposed to a lot of activity or the elements. Therefore, it is no surprise that this is the lighting system of choice for areas such as the garage, driveway, outdoor or indoor staircases, and the garden.
LED lights are the safest form of artificial lighting in the world. These bulbs are produced with environmentally friendly standards and do not spew harmful toxins when broken or damaged. Ironically, the disarming nature of the bulbs sometimes leads to people disregarding the basic rules of safety that are applied when installing regular bulbs. These can lead to unnecessary accidents and result in serious harm. If you are unsure about installing a set of bulbs, then the best thing to do would be to hire a professional.
The following are some basic safety tips that anyone installing LED lighting systems should take into account.
Power- When installing systems like rope lights, strip lights or any other variant, make sure that there are no active electrical connections. Only switch on the power once the installation or modification of the bulbs or lighting system is complete.
Exposure- Do not leave any part of the electrical wiring exposed. This is dangerous to the people in the vicinity and also increases the chances of damage to the lighting system. Therefore, it is vital that all electrical wiring (especially with LED rope lights) is sealed and well protected from damage or environmental elements.
Location- Many first time users make a poor choice of location for installation. This is particularly dangerous when variants such as LED rope lights are involved because they can cause serious harm if people trip over the lights. However, in general it is important that the lights should be installed in a manner that provides accurate lighting but also avoids physical contact with people. This common-sense approach is the best solution to avoid accidents.
Outdoor lighting is far more demanding than indoor lighting. Generally lighting systems used for the outdoors must be far more robust and versatile than standard lighting systems that are used for indoor applications. One of the best tools for such a task is LED lighting. Many LED variants are custom designed for outdoor use and all variants feature a set of standard features including energy efficiency, robustness and environmentally friendly production standards.
The following are some of the few areas you might want to consider lighting up with LED lighting systems.
Garden: Lighting up the garden is a complex affair. Standard lighting fixtures rarely do justice to a beautiful garden. However, now homeowners can deploy a variety of LED variants, especially rope lights to enhance the look and feel of a garden. Since LED bulbs are available in different colors, users can customize the lighting to suit the colors of the garden.
Tree house: A tree house in the middle of a garden is every child’s dream come true. However, lighting these out-of-house structures can be difficult and dangerous. Thanks to LED systems however, anyone can install LED strip lights or standard lighting system and attach it to a basic battery. This is not very costly because LED bulbs require very little energy and have an average lifespan of about 50,000 hours.
Lighting is one of the most important features in the realm of interior decorating. The lighting in a room defines the mood and the content of the room, and lighting conditions significantly influence the productivity or living experience of the occupants. However, until now lighting was largely limited by technology. Customized lighting conditions for different living spaces and circumstances were a myth. Thanks to LED lighting, that is set to change for the better. LED lights provide interior decorators with virtually unlimited lighting versatility.
One of the great things about LED lighting is that it allows users to create customized lighting conditions. The use of different lighting variants such as strip lights, rope lights, light bars, tube lights, and complementary accessories provide the smartest lighting conditions possible. Digital control over the lighting allows users to remotely control the lighting or automate the lighting process, which also enhances the lighting conditions.
Unlike previous generations of lighting that constricted space, LED lighting allows users to utilize all-around lighting effects and removes the restrictions on a particular space. This allows users to make more efficient use of space and expand their creative powers.
Industrial lighting is generally expensive in terms of investment and energy. Most modern industrial lighting projects consume vast resources and hardly reflect the growing environmental concerns of our modern age. Many industrial users do not have anything against energy efficient lighting, but until now the necessary technology just did not exist. Currently things have changed for the better thanks to LED lighting. Now energy efficient lighting that meets the high-standards of industrial lighting is available and hundreds of major companies around the world are investing in LED technology to reduce costs, improve their working conditions, and enhance their environmental records.
Here are a couple of good reasons for large-scale LED lighting systems.
Energy efficiency – compared to standard lighting systems, LED lights enable energy savings of up to 90% in comparison to standard lighting systems. In addition, LED bulbs have an average lifespan of about 50,000+ lighting hours. The long-lifespan and low maintenance requirements of LED variants results in lower overall costs.
Digital integration – LED lighting systems are easily integrated into digital management systems. Therefore, users can control virtually every element of the lighting systems through a single management mechanism. Moreover, modern LED lighting projects utilize sensors; light sensors, motion detectors, timers, etc. to enhance and customize the lighting experience.
Far too many people equate LED lighting with novelty lighting. However, the fact is that LED lighting technology is mature enough to replace virtually every variant of lighting. There is good reason for replacing everything in our homes with LED variants. The technology is approximately 90% more efficient than standard lighting systems. Moreover, LED bulbs have an average lifespan of 50,000+ lighting hours. All this is enhanced by the fact that LED bulbs are far more robust than standard lighting.
One of the basic things that can be replaced with LED lighting is existing standard bulbs, tube lights and light bars. These bulbs are compatible with existing light fixtures, therefore expensive renovations or modifications are unnecessary.
Businesses and homes all around the world make extensive use of neon lighting. This variant of lighting is expensive, environmentally unfriendly and not very durable. LED Neon lighting on the other hand, provides virtually the same lighting experience with energy efficient bulbs and a more durable lighting system.
Rope lights and strip lights are great for festivities, holidays and other events. Anyone using this type of lighting probably knows about the absurd fragility of the bulbs. The best solution is LED rope lights or strip lights, which are far more durable and offer a better lighting experience.
Lighting up a kid’s room is a time-consuming process. Sophisticated lighting fixtures may not be the best option available, especially when you have screaming kids who use their rooms as battlefields. Rigid lighting systems, on the other hand, don’t go well with the general decor associated with a kid’s room. Striking a balance between costs and decor is essential. The perfect solution is LED lighting and there are plenty of reasons why.
Colors: Kids love colors and LED lights allow parents to lighten up a room with different colors, patterns and styles. This is quite soothing and allows children to become more comfortable in their rooms, which is important at an early age. Strip lights and rope lights with soft colors like blue, yellow and green are perfect for creating a soft, inviting glow inside the room.
Safety: LED bulbs are manufactured in adherence with environmentally friendly standards. Moreover, the bulbs are robust and variants such as rope lights and strip lights are extremely durable and there is little or no risk of children getting affected by harmful toxins or damaged bulbs.
Accessibility: LED bulbs are easy to install along the walls, the bed, the closet and bathroom. Strip lights can even operate on a battery. This is great for kids who are generally too short to reach the light switches. This also means that mom and dad can get a good night’s sleep without being woken up to switch the lights on.