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Why LED Lighting is the Best Option for Nearly Every Application

LED light fixtures are, simply put, the latest and most advanced light bulb technology on the market.

LED stands for “light emitting diode,” which describes the tiny bulbs, or diodes, that make up our LED strip lighting tape. They are energy efficient with a low carbon footprint and do not emit any toxic material. This makes them the most environmentally-friendly bulb on the market. They are easy to install and come in a wide variety of colors, which can take lighting as a design feature to the next level. They are durable and therefore are being utilized in a broad array of applications. They can be found in residential lighting for enhancing and highlighting under cabinets, bookcases, and more. The automotive and aviation industries use them in control panels and general lighting because they are so efficient and illuminate without an intense glare. LED’s are ideal for electronic appliances and entertainment systems, as well as gaming consoles. No matter the project or application, LED lighting systems are sure to be the premiere choice.

What Are the Advantages of Using LED Light Fixtures?

Maximum Efficiency –
LEDs have a very long lifespan. They consume much less energy and burn much cooler than traditional Halogen bulbs. As a result, they are not prone to burn out as quickly or cost as much to use as other bulbs. This is perhaps the number one benefit. Longevity and coolness equal cost savings – no one can argue with the economics of this combination as a money saver. Selecting a light source with the highest lumen output per watt will guarantee you the very best energy savings without compromising the quality of light. In the areas of under-cabinet lighting and adjustable shelf lighting, this means you can leave your lights on longer without creating a significant increase in power consumption.

  • For Fine Art – Art museums and galleries may keep their lights on from morning to night, and if they aren’t efficient, it will cost the venue. LED fixtures are anywhere from twice to 10 times as efficient, depending on the exact lights involved. While LED fixtures are more expensive upfront, their lower operating costs ensure venues achieve an ROI on their system within a handful of years. Even after the fixtures pay themselves off, it may be several more years before replacements are necessary.

Extreme Flexibility –
When it comes to design, LED light fixtures can be found in a variety of combinations and settings that enhance the ambiance of a room. Imagine how subtle under cabinet lighting in a kitchen would look. LED lights can be dimmed according to mood, so they are ideal for any living space. They can illuminate as much or as little as needed while bringing out the best of a room. A well-designed set of lights can achieve a significant effect on the mood and spirit.

Immediate Illumination –
As soon as LED light fixtures are switched on they provide instant lighting. Moreover, speaking of switching, the frequency of switching them on or off will not have an impact on their lifespan or brightness. Other light systems often need time to reach full luminosity, and frequently turning them off and on can affect operation.

  • For Fine Art – LED framing projectors are rated for around 30,000 hours, and high performance lights like the Cree XHP series offer this extended lifespan even while operating at higher temperatures. Compare this to halogen lights, which may only last a couple thousand hours before replacement is indicated. That’s a lot of maintenance calls if the venue is making extensive use of halogen projectors. LED framing projectors can be installed and forgotten about for years before they require any maintenance.

Unmatched Adaptability –
LED fixtures can be used in anywhere, including colder climates and in refrigeration units, so they are also ideal for many outdoor uses, such as parking, outside store lighting and for signs. They also come in a wide range of Kelvin color temperatures, which allows them to adapt to any style of home decor.

  • For Fine Art – High performance LEDs can now compete with halogen technology in color rendering and output intensity. The Cree XHP70, for instance, can output more than 4,000 lumens, which is greater than all other commercial LED fixtures. It’s also comparable to halogen. Higher performance LEDs are also nearing halogen in terms of color rendering, with some LED lights scoring 90+ on the color rendering index.

Safe to Handle –
As mentioned above, LEDs are cool to the touch and therefore are much easier and safer to handle than their incandescent counterparts. When modifying the system, no time is wasted waiting for them to cool, and there is little threat of receiving burns. Older halogen and incandescent fixtures generated a lot of heat, which not only posed a risk to items on display, but could actually burn your fingers if touched. The fact that LED fixtures don’t generate heat, combined with their innate energy saving capacity and superior operability, makes them the ideal cool-burning heat source for cabinet lighting, cove lighting, and cove lighting. They can literally be left on day and night without overheating either their immediate environment or the contents they are intended to illuminate.

  • For Fine Art – LED fixtures output close to zero UV and infrared radiation, which slows down the rate at which subjects deteriorate. Some subjects, like oil paintings, are badly affected by UV radiation and heat, both of which can cause the paint to crack. Other mediums and canvas are also discolored with long term exposure to UV, so a fixture that produces little ultraviolet radiation is a valuable one. LED fixtures are that technology, and can be safely positioned at nearly any distance from the subject.

Highly Regulated –
Brightening or dimming can be implemented with switches that offer lots of control over the lights. They can be programmed to dim a certain percentage at a particular time, or to turn off and on at the same time daily.

For all of these reasons, LED light fixtures are quickly overtaking conventional lighting methods. They are less expensive to operate, maintain, and control. They are a product of superior technology and have quickly become the go-to light fixture for homes and businesses alike.

Upgrading Older Systems to LED

For existing customers with older halogen model projectors or cabinet/cove lighting systems, we are proud to offer LED Projector Conversion Kits and LED festoon replacement lamps to retrofit any linear system in your home or business. Get all of the benefits mentioned above when you make the switch to LED lamping options!

If you have any questions about LED lighting in general or would like more information about our LED cabinet lightingLED fine art lighting or LED cove lighting systems, contact us toll free at 800-863-1184 or request a quote using our online form.

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