BENEFITS OF UPGRADING FROM HID TO LED FIXTURES

High-intensity discharge (HID) lighting is commonly used in outdoor and industrial applications due to its potent output per bulb. Unfortunately, HID lighting comes with a high cost of ownership:  Installation costs are high because these fixtures are normally located high above the ground, hanging from industrial rooftops or mounted on poles.  The service […]

LED LIGHTING UPGRADES FOR OFFICE BUILDINGS

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Office buildings normally use parabolic fixtures with T8 fluorescent tubes, which offer a decent performance but are outclassed by LED lighting in terms of both efficiency and service life. When upgrading linear fluorescent lighting in office spaces, there are two main options:  Keeping the existing fixtures and using T8-equivalent LED tubes, […]

LED LIGHTING IS THE FUTURE OF INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS

Although LED lighting is normally associated with energy savings, the technology also has potential to improve Internet communications significantly. There is an emerging concept called Visible Light Communication (VLC), which consists on using light pulses for wireless data transmission, just like Wi-Fi signals but with significant advantages in terms of speed, bandwidth and security.  Li-Fi is […]

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF UPGRADING TO LED LIGHTING

LED Lighting solutions for commercial, residential and industrial needs.

Upgrading to LED lighting gives companies a solid return on investment, but doing so also brings significant environmental benefits. With their low energy consumption, LED lamps and fixtures help reduce the demand on power plants, which often run on fossil fuels. In addition, LED technology generates less waste than other types of lighting.  Environmental […]

THE POSSIBILITIES OF CONNECTED LED LIGHTING

LED Lighting solutions for commercial, residential and industrial needs.

LED lighting is best known for its energy efficiency and long service life, but the technology also has a high potential to improve Internet communications. Lighting manufacturers and tech companies are partnering to explore connected lighting solutions, and an example of this is the business partnership between Philips Lighting and Cisco Systems, […]

LED LIGHTING: CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLOUR TEMPERATURE

LED lighting is characterised by its ability to produce nearly any colour of light in the visible spectrum, something that is not possible with conventional lamps. However, this also means extra care must be taken to select a product that matches the intended application.  White is the lighting colour most widely used by human society, but not all types […]

COLOUR AND BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT WITH LED LIGHTING

LED lighting is well-known for its energy efficiency, but that is only one among many benefits offered by the technology.  There is now a broad range of LED products offering remarkable flexibility in terms of operation, allowing the colour and brightness of their lighting output to be adjusted. For example, LED fixtures can be […]

WHAT ARE THE SAVINGS ACHIEVED WITH LED LIGHTING

An LED lighting upgrade is an effective energy-saving measure, but the actual percentage savings achieved depend on the difference in power consumption between LED fixtures and the existing lighting system. Therefore, the financial performance of LED lighting upgrades is increased in cases where the lamps and fixtures in operation are old and inefficient.  Upgrading Light […]

ADVANTAGES OF LED LIGHTING IN AIR CONDITIONED SPACES

An LED lighting upgrade provides most of its savings as reduced energy consumption, and the long service life of the technology translates into maintenance savings, since plenty of lamp replacements are avoided. However, LED fixtures also have a lower heat emission than less efficient types of lighting, and in air conditioned spaces this […]