L.E.D lighting

Efficiency

LEDs are extremely energy efficient and consume up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs. Since LEDs use only a
fraction of the energy of an incandescent light bulb there is a dramatic decrease in power costs. Also, money and energy is
saved in maintenance and replacement costs due to the long LED lifespan.

Longevity

LEDs have a lifespan of up to 60,000 hours compared to 1,500 hours for incandescent bulbs. An LED light will last over 7
years (constant use) before needing replacement. On average, LED bulbs last 10 times as long as compact fluorescent bulbs,
and 133 times longer than typical incandescent bulbs. Long lifespan of LEDs will dramatically reduce maintenance costs and
lower long-term operating costs compared to traditional incandescent and fluorescent tubes.

LED lifespan scenarios:

- 50,000 hours powered 4 hours/day = 34 year lifespan
- 50,000 hours powered 8 hours/day = 17 year lifespan
- 50,000 hours powered 24 hours/day = 6 year lifespan

Safety

Improved safety may be LED’s most important benefit
LED lights generate virtually no heat therefore they are cool to the touch and can be left on for hours without incident or
consequence if touched. LED’s produce 3.4 btu’s/hour, compared to 85 for incandescent bulbs. In comparison, incandescent
lighting expels 90% of the energy it consumes via heat, making the bulbs hot to the touch. LEDs reduce the potential for
safety risks such as burns and fires.

Environment

LEDs are made from non-toxic materials, unlike fluorescent lighting that uses mercury that may pose a danger to the
environment. LED’s are also recyclable and considered “green” or Earth-Friendly.