Pelican LED Area Lighting
LED Area Lighting
ADVANCED AREA LIGHTING GROUP:
Moving At The Speed of Light The future is written and today’s inefficient incandescent lights will not be a part of it. By 2010 they will be completely banned for sale in Australia, and by 2014 they are required to be 30% more efficient in order to be sold in the United States. They are fragile, waste a great deal of energy and are bad for the environment.
The light created by an incandescent bulb is only 15% of the total energy it consumes; the remainder disappears as heat. Adapting the world to new lighting technologies would save an estimated 40% average in energy consumption. This would equal a cost savings, or business potential, worth $160 billion per year. This is the CO2 equivalent of 555 million tons, which is the output of 530 power stations.
The Advanced Area Lighting Group's technology research not only contributes to saving energy, which is at a premium in today's market, but also provides a higher quality of light. Some of the benefits of LED lighting include cool IR and UV-free beam, low energy consumption, high reliability and a very long lifetime. Compared with traditional incandescent light, LED lights operate longer and more efficiently. LEDs last longer than CFLs and will make bulb buying more like an appliance purchase than a throw-away item. CFLs contains mercury and pose an environmental hazard and not accepted at all recycling centers. LEDs operate with chips made of nontoxic materials and last for about 50,000 hours, compared with 1,000 hours for an incandescent and 6,000 for a compact fluorescent. The benefits to the construction, industrial, fire and safety community are numerous.