Whether your focus is on efficiency, return on investment (ROI), or sustainability, light emitting diode (LED) solutions have a lot to offer. This comprehensive guide will take a deeper look into LED lighting and its benefits over other lighting solutions. In addition, we will address the various uses and applications of LED lighting and its importance in commercial markets.
LED lighting passes an electrical current through a microchip, which powers a light-emitting diode. An LED is a type of semiconductor which takes electrons from an electrical current and recombines them with electron holes. This releases photons in a process known as electroluminescence.
The earliest practical use of LEDs was in 1962 in remote control devices, indicator lamps, and seven-segment displays (calculators, digital clocks, electronic meters, etc.). These early LEDs were limited to the color red, but later advancements began to produce a wider variety of colors by adjusting energy levels and bandgaps in the microchips.
Here are a few additional basic facts and attributes of LED lights:
The lifespan of LED bulbs and their lower energy usage are certainly major benefits of LED lights, but there is a much longer list of benefits derived from the use of LEDs in place of traditional lighting. These include:
These and other benefits of LEDs make them a viable alternative to other lighting solutions. Making comparisons between LEDs and competitive lighting types provides an even clearer picture of the advantages LED solutions provide. For an accurate comparison, note the difference in lifespan and lighting efficiency of LEDs in relation to traditional lighting types, as well as some of the other advantages and disadvantages of each.
LED lighting outperforms the two most common traditional lighting types in efficiency and lifespan. Though the initial investment into LED lighting can be significant, its long-term cost effectiveness balances out the higher initial investment with a significant amount of energy savings and substantially less frequent replacement needs.
LED lights are gaining in popularity due to the benefits listed above and the advantages they pose over competitive solutions. They provide lighting solutions for a wide range of architectural applications. These applications include:
LEDCONN has a wide range of LED products available to provide tailored solutions for specific applications. The following case studies reflect how we used our products to overcome lighting challenges for our clients, including:
A client asked us to provide lighting solutions for a series of highly customized panels. The unique pattern of this client’s panel design mimicked the layout of a major L.A. freeway with perforated metal and complex wiring management. This project required sophisticated design versatility and advanced custom wiring design and management to produce the proper effect—all within a short timeline.
We used more than 90 LUXFIT light panels of varying sizes. We also had to provide a moisture protection treatment to ensure that the lights could be used indoors or outdoors.
When working with creative architectural designs, often a standard lighting solution isn’t enough. LEDCONN offers a variety of customizable products that facilitate stunning and original lighting setups. Some of these include:
A 29-panel museum display of Japanese American soldiers in World War II required a unique and creative lighting solution that honored the subject while maintaining the aesthetic of the museum building—a 100-year-old Buddhist temple in the Arts District of Los Angeles.
We provided backlighting for each panel, several of which required multiple light panels used in conjunction. This is difficult to accomplish, but LEDCONN’s experience with Optimized Dot Pattern Technology enabled us to perform the installation successfully while maintaining even illumination across the panels.
This project demonstrated our capabilities to handle highly customized projects for unique commercial applications using our expansive line of LED lighting products. From museum exhibits to retail product displays, our product line of LED lights offers an effective solution that creates attractive displays.
Retail spaces often take advantage of LED lighting to optimize products and signage without exceeding their budget. Space on the retail shelf is at a premium, so it’s important to find lighting solutions that occupy a minimal area. Our LUXFIT and LUXFLEX solutions are ideal for this purpose.
Lighting shelves in a retail space with LED lighting is simple because LED solutions:
Lighting every shelf and adding a significant amount of LED lighting to a retail space produces measurable results. Some applications have produced 2%, 6%, and 12% sales increases in specific areas of the store. The overall effect of boosting LED lighting in a retail space increases the number of shoppers who enter the store or who gravitate toward the light-enhanced area.
Due to its longer life span and greater efficiency, a broader range of architectural and commercial applications are making use of LED lighting. Its low-cost, high-impact installation allows for greater flexibility and creativity in lighting design and provides added illumination to exhibits or products in a retail space.
LEDCONN produces lighting solutions for a broad range of architectural, signage, retail, and other applications. Contact us to learn more about our LED lighting products or request a quote from one of our experts.