Very often you can replace standard light bulbs with LED lights and save money on your electric bill; this can be an important consideration for a production facility, with lots of lights inside and out that use a lot of power every day. Before you do replace your standard bulbs with LED lights, you may want to know if they're worth the price and the hassle of changing them out, and if they'll work for you. Note a few questions you have about LED lights so you can determine if they're the right choice in a commercial facility.
1. Can LED lights really produce enough light to replace standard bulbs?
LED lights produce the same amount of light as standard bulbs, and you can usually get LED lights off the shelf up to 100 watts. Over that wattage, you may need to find specialized LED bulbs that are usually available at home improvement centres or from stores specializing in production facility equipment, and these will work just as well as other bulbs.
2. Can LED lights be used in enclosed fixtures?
LED lights are known for producing far less heat than standard bulbs, which is another reason they're often chosen in large facilities as they won't raise the temperature of the space. However, they cannot be used in fully enclosed fixtures as they have a heat sink that allows heat to escape. In a fully enclosed fixture, this may cut off that heat sink so the LED bulb then overheats and fails early. Always check the specs of any enclosed fixture to note the type of bulb it can accommodate before assuming you can use an LED bulb simply because it runs cooler than other bulbs.
3. Is it true that LED lights don't attract insects?
Insects are usually attracted to the UV rays in lights; these rays help them to find food and to forage. However, LED lights have no UV rays so they are far less likely to attract moths and other such bothersome pests. If you have a production facility that you run after dark and keep doors open, or for any reason have problems with insects crowding around your interior lights, LED lights may be a better option.
4. Are LED lights safe for refrigerated areas?
Because LED lights don't use UV rays or produce heat, they can often be safer for refrigerated areas that store foodstuffs than standard bulbs. UV rays and heat both break down food items more quickly, and using standard bulbs in a cold storage area can mean extra energy needed to maintain a certain temperature. Switching to LED bulbs is not only safer but may be more economical for your refrigerated space.
Contact a company like Creative Lighting Solutions Aust Pty Ltd for more information on installing LED lights.