LED Floodlights – A worthwhile investment in efficient lighting
The new range of LED floodlights is now in South Africa. The technology advances in LED technology now offer you high quality floodlights for your home or business. In terms of energy saving, LED floodlights deliver this and more. Flood lights are just that – they flood an area with light, whether it’s a parking area, signboard, or home entertainment area, lighting is one of the main security requirements.
Why Use LED Floodlights?
In the past , LED’s were used primarily in traffic signals and other applications that require high visibility – signals or lights that can be seen clearly from distance. In this application , LED lighting proved most effective. There were some questions regarding the ability of LED’s to PROJECT LIGHT.
Developments in LED technology have led to these LED floodlights becoming more efficient at projecting or ‘throwing’ light , therefore making them acceptable alternatives to normal Mercury Vapour, high pressure Sodium and Metal Halide floodlights.
LED floodlights offer similar light output levels at a fraction of the energy requirements and this is where their appeal lies for the consumer.
LED Floodlights – Lighting Output
The big attraction for using LED floodlights are the comparisons between the energy used to deliver the same level of lumen output.
So , let’s say a standard 100W linear floodlight would only require a 20W LED floodlight to deliver the same light output of around 820 Lumens. Moving up the spectrum , a 100W LED floodlight would replace a 500W linear halogen floodlight. So the maths here is quite simple…using these floodlights would reduce your energy consumption on your floodlights by around 80%.
If you have 10 X 500W floodlights around your premises then switching these to LED would take that consumption from 5000W per hour or 5kWh to 1000W per hour or 1kWh. Which means that instead of using 5kW per hour , you would cut that down to 1kW per hour!
Over a daily 10 Hour period, that would save you 40kWh per day – or around 1200kWh per month. That’s a pretty good reason to convert to LED Floodlights – don’t you think?
As the technology advances in LED floodlights continues and the demand for energy saving lighting products increases, the types of floodlights will continue to gain traction in the market.