Hello LED Lighting
As many of you have noticed the good old incandescent bulb is becoming harder to find with a day on the horizon when it’s a distant memory, much like 8 track tapes and cassettes. Fluorescent bulbs are the bulb of choice and availability but how long will it be before fluorescent lighting is a thing of the past as well? With LED technology exploding in every facet of the lighting world it appears that LEDs illumination is no longer the wave of the future but is the wave of the present.
Energy Saving Lighting
As the demand for electricity is increasing so is the cost for producing electricity. New technologies that deliver more light while operating on less power are needed. Starting in 2007, the U.S. Congress supported the phase out of the incandescent bulb as a measure of transitioning the incandescent light bulb of Edison to more efficient lighting technologies. The purpose of the law is to drive consumers to purchase lighting products such as fluorescent bulbs and as prices continue to drop to LED lights where energy saving of 75% and higher result from the changeover.
Currently fluorescent bulbs make up the bulk of light bulb replacement and offer energy saving of 25 to 35% over incandescent bulbs. Two types of fluorescent lights are manufactured, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and Fluorescent tubes. CFLs contain internal ballast and often used in home lighting, such as lamps. Fluorescent tubes are used to provide general illumination, require external ballast, and are frequently used in lighting of commercial properties. Fluorescent lighting uses a small amount of mercury, which makes the inert gases conductive. Mercury is listed by the EPA as a hazardous material so proper disposal via recycling is recommended.
LED Lighting from HaveLight
HaveLight is pleased to offer LED lighting for homes and businesses with our assortment of LED T8 tubes lights in 2 foot and 4 foot lengths and LED floodlights and panel lights. Our LED lights are Underwriter Laboratories (UL) and Design Light Consortium (DLC) tested and approved. LED lighting offers many advantages over tube lights including instant on, longer lifetimes of 50,000 hours of use and greater and do not require the use of mercury or other hazardous materials. LED lights are the most efficient forms of illumination and provide the best return on investment relative to product purchase price versus the benefits of reduced energy cost, reduced maintenance cost and elimination of a hazardous material waste stream.