What is the Benefit of LED Lighting?
When thinking about how your signs are going to be illuminated, you might come across a few different options. The most common forms of lighting include fluorescent bulbs, neon, and LED modules. LED lighting has been around for quite a few years now, and already we are seeing the major impact this is having both on budgets and the environment. With LED’s you are saving money on having to change the bulbs within your sign. They consume minimal energy, helping you to shave dollars off your electric bill. The environmental advantages of using this method are reduced waste and energy consumption.
What does LED stand for? It stands for Laser Emitting Diode, which does exactly what it sounds like. Unlike standard bulbs, LEDs have been shown to run off 85% less power. You almost never have to worry about changing parts, because most LEDs have a lifespan of around 50,000 hours. That is equivalent to running 10 hours a day for 13.7 years! There are some technical factors that can shorten the lifespan of LEDs. Heat-sinks without enough surface area, cheap capacitors, and hot climates can all have negative effects on LEDs. Be sure to have have your LEDs professionally installed, using quality parts and you can keep these guys running for a long time.
In addition to being energy efficient and environmentally friendly, some LED’s also have comparatively interesting properties. When you choose this form of illumination over bulbs or neon, you have the ability to control the color of emitted light (in certain types of LEDs). You can download an application right to your phone that allows you to change hues of light emitted, transition from color to color, and even create strobe effects. If you want to liven up your outdoor event with color or enhance your your home lighting, you will be pleasantly surprised by how functional LEDs are.
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This photo shows how the LED modules are installed within a channel letter. The energy consumption used to power these modules is fractionally low compared to that of traditional lighting methods.
We can see the brightness of the same channel letter shown above. LED lights can come in a variety of different colors and the colors can even be controlled with an RGB Controller.