Many Americans have been consumed with becoming more energy efficient, which includes lighting. Energy Star appliances and products have become a “must-have” for the majority of homeowners. Not only do these products save money but, they are also friendly to the planet. In today’s market, one of the most durable and energy-efficient lighting technologies is the light-emitting diode or LED. LEDs have a rating of using approximately 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. The benefits of LED lighting are remarkable: they emit very little heat, and they emit light in a specific direction, which reduces the need for reflectors and diffusers that can trap light. LEDs have become consumers’ favorite for recessed downlights and task lighting. LEDs can be dimmed, turned down or off, which make them a favorite for street lighting.
Most consumers never think about having their lighting tested. However, safety and compliance standards are a major reason to test lighting. The good news is that consumers do not have to worry about testing their lighting, because the responsibility belongs to the actual manufacturer that provides the product. The unfortunate reality is that the majority of LED manufacturers do not go through the underwriters testing procedures. For that precise reason, consumers should use a third party, an independent lab certification party to ensure that the LED lighting products used in your business are safe. There are many hazards involved in LED lighting that is not up to safety standards, which include risk of voltage shock, fire, and other biological hazards.
Global Tech LED is a LED lighting specialty manufacturing company headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida. In business since 2008, Global Tech specializes in LED retrofit kits in addition to new fixtures for commercial and industrial lighting applications. Global Tech has grown significantly over the years, and attributes the Company’s success to sound business practices and community awareness. The Company is committed to providing funding to local charities and schools for handicapped children. Global Tech is loyal to its distributers, national and international rep firms.
LED lighting is the future trend of green, efficient, and long-lasting technology. LEDs are very durable with a variety of uses. Eventually, all traditional bulbs will need to be replaced, which can be both expensive and time consuming. The good news is that Global Tech LED manufactures offer the highest quality LED retrofit devices. Thanks to Global Tech, your business can reap the benefits of advanced lighting technology without the hassle of replacing the actual system.
In 2011,Global Tech launched the Solstice line of LED modules after more than a year of R&D testing and refinement. The Global Tech Solstice LED Modules are UL Listed, which make them the highest quality in production and safety. Other great features of the Solstice line include being “dark sky compliant”, which means that the product reduces direct physical risks associated with lighting (i.e. fire, voltage shock, finger burns). The Solstice product line reduces light pollution and helps promote a healthier “green” environment.
Many consumers are unaware that an independent laboratory such as UL verifies how components of lighting solutions operate under real-life conditions. This is a vital step in the safety standards of lighting manufacturing. An independent laboratory measures and ensures the quality, reliability, and safety of the products. Many LED competitors identify time management as a reason for not attaining this safety goal. Global Tech is committed to maintaining UL certification, because it makes their products top of class. If improperly manufactured, LEDs can have some devastating environmental consequences.
A study published in the Environmental Science and Technology journal in late 2010 found that LEDs contained lead, arsenic, and a dozen other potentially dangerous substances, when improperly manufactured. According to Oladele Ogunseitan, a researcher in the study and chair of the University of California (UC)-Irvine’s Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention, “LEDs are touted as the next generation of lighting.” Mr. Ogunseitan goes on to say, ” as we try to find better products that do not deplete energy resources or contribute to global warming, we have to be vigilant (about) toxicity hazards…” Global Tech is a leader in manufacturing high quality LED lighting products, and ensures that safety is a priority. Global Tech is committed to providing its customers with a ten-year guarantee.
The low-intensity red LEDs are considered one of the worst offenders of improperly manufactured products. They were found to contain up to 8 times the amount of lead, which is a known neurotoxin that is allowed by California state law. Researchers have said, “it exhibits significant cancer and noncancer potentials due to the high content of arsenic and lead.” Although white LEDs contain the least lead, the product still harbors large amounts of nickel, which can cause allergic reactions, in as many as one in five people upon exposure. This is where Global Tech LED products can assist consumers in upgrading to the advanced lighting technologies in a safer manner. There is a lot of buzz around LED lighting, but using safe LED lighting products is key. According to Ogunseitan, “Every day we don’t have a law that says you cannot replace an unsafe product with another unsafe product, we’re putting people’s lives at risk,” and “it’s a preventable risk,” he concluded.
According to Scientific American, everyone requires a form of lighting to be productive in life. Although there are flaws in LEDs without third party oversight, the LED lighting technology may still be the best choice in regards to quality, energy efficiency, and environmental footprint. Global Tech Solstice modules are a leader in manufacturing retrofit products that work with almost any HID, fluorescent fixtures. The Solstice modules are top of the line, energy efficient products created by the forward thinking Global Tech company, which values public safety.
LED is the future in advanced lighting technology. It is crucial that safety is the number one priority during the manufacturing process. Global Tech maintains its commitment to safety and environmental compliance standards with UL testing. Learn more about our full spread of safety and energy efficient certifications by exploring our excellent product line!
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