LED Lighting - Commercial and Retail

LED Lighting - Commercial and Retail

There has been a large shift in both the costs and efficiency of LED lighting that has made this one of the quickest and easiest way for our clients to lower their running costs. LED has a number of benefits over conventional lighting and can be seen listed below: and unlike solar, can be directly shown to improve working conditions and environment. Examples of this have been seen in office lighting schemes where improvements have been seen in the overall quality of light (lux levels, light distribution and flicker free) and in their temperature controlled warehouses where LED fittings with smart controls have helped control and lower the heat.

Revolution Energy will provide free initial surveys and designs for clients and look to up-sell smart lighting controls such as presence and day-light dimming sensors to differentiate ourselves from the competition. We will partner with key suppliers such as Auraled and Ideallux to deliver high quality installations and schemes that can also be supported with industry leading warranties.

Why LED?

There are multiple reasons to incorporate LED into all lighting schemes, whether it be at home, for work or even outside:

1. Long Life - You can expect lifetimes of up to 100,000 hours with some LED’s. If you leave the LED on for 8 hours per day, it would take around 20 years before you’d have to replace it. The increase in life means maintenance costs are dramatically reduced, even more so in high level or 24hr operational areas. Ie. Airports, Warehouses, Street Lighting etc

2. Energy Efficiency – Standard incandescent lighting operates at 20% efficiency, with 80% of energy lost as heat. LED’s have an estimated energy efficiency of 80-90%, with only a 10-20% loss as heat. This makes LEDs suitable for areas with goods or materials sensitive to heat. For example, Hospitals, Pharmacies, Consumables etc.

3. Eco-Friendly - LEDs are free of toxic chemicals. Most convertional fluorescent lighting contain a multitude of harmful and dangerous materials. For example, Mercury, which is highly toxic.

4. Durability – Built with robust and sturdy components, LEDs are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impacts. This makes them ideal for rough weather conditions and public areas susceptible to damages or vandalism.

5. Zero UV Emissions – LED illumination produces minimal infrared light and close to no UV emissions. This makes LEDs suitable for goods and materials sensitive to heat as well as UV emissions. For example, Museums, Art Galleries, Archaeological sites etc.

6. Design Flexibility – LEDs can be combined in any shape and colour. Individual LEDs can be dimmed to create a dynamic control of light, colour and distribution. For example, Airplanes, Schools, at Home etc.

7. Operation in Extremely Hot or Cold Temperatures – LEDs are ideal for operation under cold and low outdoor temperature settings. Due to their component makeup, LEDs work well in temperature fluctuating areas, unlike their glass, conventional lighting counterparts. This makes them ideal for external use through all seasons, as well as for cold and freezer storage areas.

8. Light Dispersement - LED is designed to focus its light and can be directed to a specific location without the use of an external reflector, achieving a higher application efficiency than conventional lighting.

9. Instant Lighting and Frequent Switching – LED lights brighten up instantly, and can be switched on and off frequently without affecting the LEDs lifetime or light emission. This makes them ideal for infrastructure projects such as traffic and signal lighting.

10. Low Voltage – A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination. When combined with an external solar-energy source, this works very well for remote or rural areas.

LED Lighting has many more benefits and advantages, so make sure you go LED and save both the planet - and your money!

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