Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are becoming increasingly ubiquitous across all aspects of illumination products. They offer a lot of advantages over traditional incandescent lamps and other alternatives.
Durability: LEDs are extremely durable and last for thousands of hours. Built with robust solid-state components, they don’t have moving parts and are extremely resistant to vibration and shock — critical when it comes to flashlights. So unlike incandescent lamps that have all-too-fragile filaments, they won’t break. LEDs stand up to rough conditions either from harsh weather, hard use or physical damage.
Long Lifespan: They don’t just burn out and stop working like a standard light; lighting diodes emit lower output levels over a very long period of time. Thus, even if they become less bright after a long useful life, they still can provide useable light, unlike incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational lifetime expectation of up to 100,000 hours.
Energy Efficiency: LEDs are the most efficient illumination and lighting source, emitting more light per watt with an estimated energy efficiency of 80% to 90% when compared to traditional lighting and conventional light bulbs.
Ecologically Friendly: LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain a multitude of materials, such as mercury, that are dangerous for the environment. LED lights contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable. They will help you to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. The long operational life span mentioned above means that a single LED light bulb will save materials and production costs of 25 incandescent light bulbs! A big step towards a greener future!
Zero UV Emissions: LED illumination produces little infrared light and virtually no UV emissions . Because of this, LED lighting is highly suitable not only for goods and materials that are sensitive to heat due to the minimal radiated heat emission, but also for illumination of UV sensitive objects or materials such as in museums, art galleries, archaeological sites, etc.
Design Flexibility: LEDs can be combined in any shape to produce highly efficient illumination. Individual LEDs can be dimmed, resulting in dynamic control of light, color and distribution.
Operational in Extremely Cold or Hot Temperatures: LEDs are ideal for operation in a wide range of outdoor temperatures, from frigid cold to scalding hot. Fluorescent lamps in particular are susceptible to low temperatures, which may affect operation and present a challenge. LED illumination operates well in cold settings, such as the peak of winter, in freezer rooms, etc.
Efficient Light Dispersion: LEDs are designed to focus their light output and can be directed to a specific location without the use of an external reflector, achieving higher application efficiency than conventional lighting. Therefore, well-designed LED illumination systems are able to deliver light more efficiently.
Instant Lighting & Frequent Switching: LED lights deliver their full output immediately and when powered on, which is vital for tactical use, strobe features, search and rescue, and other mission critical applications. Also, LED lights can be switched on and off frequently and without affecting the LED’s light emission or lifespan. In contrast, traditional lighting may take several seconds to reach full brightness, and frequent on/off switching will drastically reduce operational life expectancy.