7 More Reasons
Why USSLT LED Lighting Makes Sense For You
LED lighting is just beginning to emerge in the conventional lighting marketplace—and it’s doing the same for commercial and industrial facilities of all types.
Extended lifespans. Reduced energy consumption. Lower maintenance. By 2030, the Department of Energy estimates that LED lighting will save a minimum of 290 terawatt hours of electricity per year, which is equal to a whopping $30 billion. (We believe this is low.) And, to top it off, purchase prices for lamps and fixtures will continue to fall, helping an increasing number of facility managers to upgrade their lighting with LED.
Check out 7 reasons why you should consider it for yourself:
1. Energy Efficiency
LEDs use about 60–90 percent less electricity than traditional incandescent, fluorescent and halogen lighting options, leading to substantial energy cost savings. These savings are compounded when used in applications where lighting is required for extended periods of time. Further, USSLT LED fixtures can aim light hemi spherically or even in specific directions, unlike conventional bulbs that emit light (and waste energy) spherically in all directions. This directional capability reduces wasted light and energy, further contributing to savings.
2. Extended Life
Unlike incandescent lighting, USSLT LEDs never “burn out,” they simply become dimmer over time. Quality USSLT LEDs have a rated life of 100,000 hours at L80, or at least 80 percent of the initial light output, depending on the lamp and fixture. Our LED systems can reduce labor spent on replacing bulbs due to their extended life in commercial and industrial environments, helping you achieve reduced overall maintenance costs.
Further contributing to reduced maintenance costs, USSLT LED systems are tough. Without filaments or glass enclosures, USSLT LED fixtures are resistant to breakage and largely immune to vibration, other impacts, and humidity—meaning they’re perfectly tailored to the commercial and industrial environment. Traditional lighting is usually contained in a glass or quartz exterior, while LEDs are instead mounted on a circuit board and connected with soldered leads that can be less vulnerable to direct impact—but no more so than your smartphone.
4. Instant On
Many fluorescent and HID lamps don’t provide full brightness immediately, often requiring about three minutes to reach maximum output. USSLT LED systems, by contrast, emit 100 percent brightness immediately with no restrike delay. For commercial and industrial facilities, this is critical in the early morning hours or in the event of a power outage.
5. Rapid Cycling
Traditional light sources tend to have a shorter lifespan the more they’re switched on and off, where our LED systems remain unaffected by rapid cycling. If you’re considering a system that includes smart controls like occupancy sensing and daylight harvesting in parts of your facility, USSLT LED lighting is the perfect fit.
6. A Foundation for Intelligence
LED systems are semiconductor devices at heart—they emit light, of course, but they can do so much more. USSLT LEDs are inherently compatible with advanced new systems that can bring holistic new energy efficiencies to any facility. With a USSLT LED system, facility managers can continuously monitor performance to ensure and identify opportunities for savings and can incorporate lighting with other systems—from energy storage, solar and gas fire technology options.
7. No IR or UV Emissions
Less than 10 percent of the power used by incandescent lamps is actually converted to visible light; the majority of power is converted into infrared (IR) or radiated heat. Excessive heat and ultraviolet radiation (UV) presents a burn hazard to people and materials. This can be more concerning when used in an industrial environment containing hazardous chemicals, sophisticated machinery and other heat or UV sensitive products. LED systems emit virtually no IR or UV. USSLT’s rapid advancements in LED lighting technologies, with more improvements on the horizon, have resulted in lowered costs and increased reliability of our LED Products. It is getting progressively tempting to assume LEDs are the right choice for all applications because of their energy efficiency. Product selection, however, should be based on a combination of factors, including light quality, distribution, dimmable or not, anti-glare, and expected lifetime.