The world is turning to LED’s for energy efficient and long life lighting solutions. Light Emitting Diodes, or LED’s are a solid state lighting technology that use semiconductor material instead of a filament or neon gas to produce light. Phantom LEDs offer an array of distinct advantages over other technologies, such as fluorescent, halogen and incandescent lighting sources.
Features & Advantages of LED Lighting:
No Heat Output
Phantom LEDs operate at only 0.6 watts per lamp, so they consume far less energy than other lighting technologies. This means they will generate no perceptable heat. In comparison, incandescent lighting expends 90% of the energy it consumes as heat, making the bulbs hot to the touch which requires larger fixture profiles to manage the heat. Because eco friendly LED light bulbs generate virtually no heat, produce no ultraviolet rays and are cool to the touch, they can be utilized in more applications and may reduce the potential for safety risks such as burns and fires. Lower heat output also reduces air conditioning loads inside buildings making LED’s desirable for meeting LEEDS requirements.
Durable & Stable
LEDs are solid state lighting. This means there are no glass bulbs, delicate filaments, or complex tubing in an LED accent lighting display to fail. The absence of glass and filament components in LEDs makes them far more resistant to shock and vibration. LEDs have no startup delays, meaning they glow immediately, without flicker, even in cold climates and harsh environments. LEDs are up to 90% more power efficient than other lighting. LEDs consume much less power, making them less expensive to operate.
Long Average Lamp Life
LEDs have the longest average lamp life of any energy saving lighting technology available on the market. The life of an LED bulb can range up to 50,000 to 100,000 hours, compared to about 1500 hours for a standard filament light bulb. Long life reduces maintenance costs and lowers long-term operating costs, which can dramatically increase the overall return on investment. This is evident when you compare Festoon lamps using LED technology versus xenon or incandescent sources.
Designed to operate using 12VAC or 24VAC magnetic transformers, Phantom LED strip lighting lamps are fully dimmable and come in several popular color temperatures such as 2700K, 3500K, 5000K. LEDs do not use a lens, so they produce colored light that is richer and more vibrant, with higher light output.
LEDs contain absolutely no mercury, unlike fluorescent lighting, which has 10 to 40mg Hg per bulb. LEDs do not produce EMI emissions, in contrast to fluorescent under cabinet lighting, which produces substantial EMI emissions. LED Lighting is considered to be Earth-friendly, and a leader in the “green” lighting movement.