LED Basics and Background
Light-emitting diode is the new entrant into residential and commercial lighting technology market. It has three main components. 1. Solid-state Semiconductor chip, 2. Aluminum heat sink, 3. Poly Carbonate “blub” casing. LEDs produce light by forcing positive and negative charged electrons to combine in the semiconductor chip thus releasing energy in the form of light. Since the semiconductor chip is solid, when under shock such as falling to the floor LEDs will not break like the filament wire used in Incandescent light bulbs nor crack and leak harmful mercury gas like Fluorescent bulbs. The Solid-state semiconductor chip itself also produce 100% of its designed luminance when electricity is applied. Frequently turning on and off will not shorten an LED’s life span as it would a fluorescent bulb. Due to the efficiency of the technology LEDs produce 5-8 times the luminance of Incandescent light bulbs with the same amount to electricity consumption. LED's are very versatile due to their ability to emit nearly all spectrums of light. This has led to their nearly universal adoption as a light source for a wide range of applications from status indicator lights, traffic signals, to today's advanced direct replacement LED light sources. LED is also referred to as Solid State Lighting (SSL), the innovation in LED technology is currently progressing at an amazing pace.
Benefits of LEDs
Long Life span
Most of our LEDs are rated to have a 50,000+ hour lifespan, this meaning at 50,000 hours Collection LED luminaires are producing 70% of original Lumen (light) output. In comparison with traditional luminaires such as incandescent bulbs which have an average rated life of 1000 hours. Thus you will replace an incandescent 50 times before you replace one Collection LED bulb.
Lumen per Watt Efficiency
We would all like to use less electricity, not only to save money, but also to reduce carbon emission and lower our dependency of foreign oil. Reducing the wattage it takes to light your home or business is often a quick and easy way to do this. The U.S. uses 25% of its electricity consumption on lighting. The total U.S. expenditure on electricity is around $300 billion: lighting amounts to over 60 billion dollars of that. Collection LED replacement luminaires use a fraction of the wattage of traditional luminaires, in some cases up to 90% less electricity is used to achieve the desirable amount off light created by traditional luminaires. In an average house hold by switching to LED lighting you can cut your electricity bill by 20% or more and some business’ have cut their electricity bill upwards of 40%.
Many of our LEDs are made of extremely durable materials, such as molded Aluminum and Poly Carbonate plastics. Collection LED luminaires have no filament or glass to break thus they are very durable. Even if you happen to drop or mishandle, you will not be left with a mess of broken or shattered glass and 9 times out of 10 the luminaire will still be operational.
Environmental Friendly by Design
Collection LED luminaires are one of the most environmentally friendly artificial light sources available.
First, there are no hazardous substances used inside our luminaires. All of our products are RoHS compliant (a strict new standard reducing hazardous substances). Unlike many traditional luminaires which contain Mercury and other toxic gasses and heavy metals.
Second, energy efficient LEDs are part of the solution to the energy crisis we are all facing. LEDs use less electricity up front and generate less heat when used. Thus lowering the amount of electricity you use to light and cool your home or business.
Finally, with the long life you will achieve from your Collection LED luminaire, you will greatly reduce the burden traditional lighting places on landfills and recycling facilities.
Collection LED luminaires are available in a wide range of color temperatures from 2500 kelvin to 6500 kelvin for the utmost in flexibility. No matter which temperature you choose, you will always get pure, clear light that reduces glare and eliminates flickering associated with other traditional types of lighting.
Technology is changing lives at a pace never before witnessed in all of human history, and with it, the way we see the world. More than a hundred years ago the incandescent filament brought illumination to the night, multiplying human productivity at an exponential rate. Later, fluorescent light rose up as a power-saving alternative to the incandescent.
And now there is a new source of light, once again on the cusp of transformational change – Collection LED has seen the future, and it will no doubt be lit by Light Emitting Diodes. A low-power, high-efficiency technology created with non-toxic materials, LED lamps are the next generation of lighting, leading the way into the green age of illumination. Because LED lighting by Collection LED is safe, long-lasting and increasingly cost-effective, it will play an important role in creating a more environmentally sustainable future for many years to come.