Your home is your castle. We take that to heart, which is why we strive hard to make your castle look its best through a vast selection of energy-efficient LED lighting products. We are expert LED light installers in Victoria. We propose LED lighting. Why? Because LED residential lighting saves over 80 percent of electric energy than traditional lights.
WHAT ARE LED LIGHTS?
LED stands for ‘Light Emitting Diode.’ It’s a semiconductor that converts electrical current into light with high efficiency. When electric current passes through the built-in microchip, it illuminates the tiny light sources called LEDs that emit light in the visible spectrum.
Unlike old light bulbs (incandescent and CFLs), LED lights don’t require a filament or fluorescent gas to produce light. Hence, they don’t produce any heat when lit — thanks to the built-in heat sink that absorbs radiated heat to keep energy consumption and heat dissipation low. This mean — about 80% less energy is used to produce greater brightness per watt while emitting almost negligible heat.
HOW LEDS ARE DIFFERENT FROM INCANDESCENT BULBS AND CFLS?
LED bulbs are very different from incandescent bulbs and CFLs. Key differences include the following:
- Light Source: LEDs are of grain size, and a mix of red, green, and blue LEDs is typically used to make white light.
- Direction: LEDs emit light in a specific direction, reducing the need for reflectors that can trap light. This feature makes LEDs more efficient.
- Heat: LEDs emit very little heat, whereas incandescents release about 90% of their energy as heat and CFLs release about 80% of energy as heat.
- Lumen & Wattage: LED bulbs require much less wattage than CFL or Incandescent light bulbs, which is why LEDs are more energy-efficient and longer lasting than their competitors.
How to understand this table — look at the lumens (brightness) in the far left column, then compare how many watts of power each light bulb type requires to produce that level of brightness. The lower the wattage needed, the better.
Lumens (Brightness)Watts (LED)Watts (CFL)Watts (Incandescent)400–5006–7W8–12W40W650–8507–10W13–18W60W1000–140012–13W18–22W75W1450–1700+14–20W23–30W100W2700+25–28W30–55W150W
WHAT IS ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING?
Energy efficiency refers to the amount of energy required to provide appropriate light. In conventional bulbs like incandescent, halogen and fluorescent bulbs, most of the electricity is wasted in terms of heat since ballast requires high voltage at the time of starting, resulting in more power consumption. In other words, energy efficient lighting means achieving more illumination from less power by replacing high power consumption products like incandescent, halogen and CFL bulbs with highly energy-efficient LED products.
As discussed, LED bulbs are better than conventional light bulbs in several ways. First and foremost being reduced energy usage because LED lighting requires far less power to run than traditional lights. Which is why the Victorian government has created a rebate program called the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) to incentivise greener industry initiatives to reduce overall environmental impact. The program was formerly known as the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme.