Benefits of LEDs
LEDs provide superior lighting from every angle.
LEDs are often specified for almost all lighting applications based on energy and maintenance savings alone. Although these benefits are the easiest to quantify, LEDs also offer a number of other advantages compared to traditional lamp sources:
Improved lighting quality:
Unaffected by the Frequency of Striking – Striking occurs when a lamp is turned on and the sudden introduction of electricity “shocks” the lighting instrument. These “shocks,” or “strikes” degrade all high-intensity discharge (HID) sodium and metal lamps as well as fluorescent tubes. These strikes significantly diminish or “age” the service life of the lights, and the greater the strike frequency, the faster the lighting unit exhausts its working life. Consequently, these types of lamps are designed to be turned on and left on, even if light is not desired or needed. Major lamp manufacturers include “aging multipliers” based on an 8 hour long day to calculate the reduction in the expected life cycle of their products due to the effects of striking. Compared to conventional lighting, the expected life cycle of LED lighting is unaffected by striking and the frequency of striking, making them well suited for use with timers and motion sensors.