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LED illumination products have very appealing characteristics:

  • Ultra high efficiency of energy usage  (99% of energy is used to generate illumination compared to 10% in incandescent bulbs and 60% to 80% in CFLs)

  • Ultra low power consumption (.5 to 5 Watts)

  • Ultra long life (50,000 to 100,000 hours of life)

  • No heat generation

  • Three white temperature colours, as well as all other colours in the spectrum

  • A lamp or bulb is available to fit most fixture types in North America

  • High density of light (in a task application, less lumens in a LED product vs. incandescent does not necessarily equate to lesser lighting effectiveness)

Characteristics of LED Lamps

Colour temperature

- 2,500 to 9000 K

- full range from warm to very cold colour

Luminous efficacy

- 20 to 80+ lumens per watt

 - newest generation of products (80+) have the highest efficacy of all light sources

Lamp life (hours)

- 50,000 to 100,000 (typical 50,000)

- longest life of all light sources

 

(LED lights are considered to have failed when they lose 50% of their original output, considered by the industry to be between 50,000 and 100,000 hours)

SSIC uses 30,000 50,000 hours in price / performance / break-even analysis

General

- Now have colour temperature capabilities

- Warm colours still being refined, evolution will be ongoing, neverending.

Lamp configuration

- Point source and distributed source

- Best employed from higher to lower angles for general illumination requirements

Lamp watts

- .1 to 8.5 W individually

- Lumieres can have over 100 W nut replace products with many times multiple Wattage

Lamp lumen

- 30% to 50% depreciation factor (LLD)

 

Warm-up time

- Instant

 

Restrike time

- Instant

 

Lamp cost

- Low to high (depending on lumen output)

- Initial cost mostly, but not always, higher than incandescent equivalent

 

- lowest operating cost

Typically 90% less operating cost than incandescent

Main applications

- Merchandising, display lighting

 

 

- General illumination

 

 

- Application specific illumination such as no or low heat requirement

 

 

-  Ambient lighting (restaurants)

 

 

- Fail-safe lighting requirements

 

Robustness

- Immune to vibration or shock

No delicate filament to break

Energy Efficiency

- +99% of energy generates illumination; ~1% heat

- Newest hi-power lamps generate somewhat more heat, but still less than 3% of energy consumption

 

Extremely reliable, energy efficient and with a light life of 100,000 hours this LED bulb is great value. Removable frosted lens. Power consumption as low as  1.5 W

 

 

 

 

 

No
LEDs

Voltage
(V)

Lighting
Angle

Continuous
Power (W)

Output (mcd)

Dimensions
(mm)

18

12

30

1.50

13500

7 x 5.0

18

12

30

1.50

13500

9 x 6.5

48

12

30

3.00

13500

9 x 9.5

99

12

30

6.00

13500

12 x 9.5

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