A light emitting diode (LED) is a very long life light which is the most energy efficient street light system available anywhere in
the world today. Conventional gas discharge or incandescant lights have served us faithfully for generations,
but they rely on tungsten halogen, mercury and sodium vapour or compact fluorescent, to produce their light.
All these light sources have mercury or lead in their composition making them increasingly difficult to dispose of under current guidelines
and they all produce ultra violet light.
Technology has advanced to a point where LED’s or light emitting diodes are set to become the standard light source for the 21st century.
ENERGY & COST EFFICIENCY:
LEDs consume far less energy than standard light bulbs, achieving up to a 2/3 reduction in energy costs. LEDs also require less heat energy to operate,
further reducing energy costs through air conditioning and obviously reducing the environmental impact through reduced carbon emissions.
Whilst the initial capital cost is slightly higher than traditional alternatives, LED lighting offers significant savings in the long term in terms of reduced energy,
consumption, heat load and maintenance costs.
Even in hostile conditions, the typical working life of an LED can be up to 50,000 hours. Standard "length of life" is + 50,000 hours.
LEDs don't suddenly burn out like gas dishcharge light sources. At 30,000 hours, LED’s are still performing at 70% of their original illumination level
whish is greater than three times the performance of its competition.