LED lighting is taking the world by storm. It’s been less than 10 years, since the development of the first ”white” LED light bulbs, and the market is growing at an astounding rate; it’s projected to increase from just over $2 billion in 2014 to over $25 billion in 2023. Why? The benefits are abundant, and still being explored: from its bug resistant quality to its ability to grow coral in aquariums, LED (light-emitting diode) lighting is amazingly diverse and incredibly energy efficient.
Global Tech LED is a LED lighting solution manufacturing company specializing in LED retrofit kits and new fixtures for commercial and industrial lighting applications. Global Tech LED has been in business since 2008, coming in at the beginning of the initial boom, and growing right along with it. They own several patents on LED lights and have helped relight cities, famous golf courses, aviation facilities, and indoor agriculture farms. They know a thing or two about LED lighting; now you will, too.
1) Good-quality LED bulbs can have a useful life of 25,000 hours or more — meaning they can last more than 25 times longer than traditional light bulbs. That’s more than three years if runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
2) Unlike incandescent bulbs — which release 90 percent of their energy as heat — LEDs uses energy far more efficiently with little wasted heat.
3) LEDs are used for tons of products, from traffic lights and vehicle brake lights to TVs and display cases, because of their unique characteristics, which include their compact size, ease of maintenance, resistance to breakage, and the ability to focus light in a single direction.
4) LEDs contain no mercury, and a recent Energy Department study determined that LEDs have a much smaller environmental impact than incandescent bulbs.
5) Since, the Energy Department started funding research and development in 2000, these projects have received 58 patents.
6) The first visible-spectrum LED was invented by Nick Holonyak, Jr., while working for GE in 1962. Since then, the technology has rapidly advanced and costs have dropped tremendously, making LEDs a viable lighting solution.
7) In 1994, Shuji Nakamura invented the blue LED. Nakamura, who was working for Nichia Corporation at the time, got a $200 bonus for his discovery – while Nichia made millions. Nakamura never signed a non-disclosure for Nichia, and in 2001, he sued for $189 million. The Japanese courts awarded him more money than any other Japanese company ever had to pay in court: $8.1 million.
8) Go outside on your porch on a summer night and try dodging the bugs all over your porch light. Replace it with an LED and you’ll notice considerably fewer bugs. Why? Because, regular bulbs produce huge amounts of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation, which bugs are attracted to.
9) In 2012, about 49 million LED lights were installed in the U.S. — saving about $675 million in annual energy costs. Switching entirely to LED lights over the next twenty years could save the U.S. $250 billion in energy costs, reducing the electricity consumption for lighting by nearly 50 percent and avoiding 1,800 million metric tons of carbon emissions.
LEDs truly are amazing, with no end in sight for industrial applications and commercial benefits. Global Tech has been exploring these applications since the beginning. So, when you get ready to explore the possibilities of LED lighting, you know who to call. Contact Global Tech LED to learn more – you may be surprised by what you discover!