LED Lighting for Security Lighting

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Until recently, LED lighting has never had much to do with security lighting because it could not put out enough light to make it a consideration. But new discoveries are being made in the world every day. LED lighting has been around for a while, but only with the red and green spectrum.

In 2014, Blue LED lighting was invented by scientists and Nobel Prize winners Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura.* With this invention, highly functional white light LED is now manufactured and available to the market.

Security lighting is an important safety aspect for businesses and homeowners alike. Commercially, security lighting helps customers, employees, and occupants of commercial buildings (including industrial), to have a safer environment. Homeowners use security lighting to light up large areas around the exterior of their homes.

There are many options in security lighting today. Most common is to combine the types of lighting fixtures to create a completely functional system of security lighting. Security lighting also plays a role in design aesthetics. Most applications include parking lights or driveway lights, sidewalk lights, spotlights for landscapes or hardscapes, overhead lights, indoor lighting, and more.

Optional functions for security lighting:

  • Adjust Sensitivity Detection (distances and detection fields are adjustable)

  • Adjustable Lamp Heads

  • Motion Sensors

  • Weather Resistant Materials

  • Timers

  • Dusk to Dawn Options

You have options in how your security lighting functions. There are many choices with each type of lighting, and in security lighting the options seem to multiply yearly as new inventions hit the market.

For instance, many people are choosing to replace the highly functional metal halide lights with new LED lighting. With the discovery of Blue LED lighting, LED is finally highly functional.

When you apply this functionality to security lighting, not only will you save an incredible amount of energy, you'll also have less lighting fixtures to install.

There are a great number of applications for LED lighting in commercial or industrial settings. From security lighting to mood setting and more, installing LED has many benefits.

  • LED illuminates more, increase in lighting levels

  • Saves more energy, up to 60% of lighting costs

  • Reduces electric consumption by 20%

  • Competitive cost

  • Easy to change out

  • Possible utility rebates available

If you're interested in saving money, LED is a top option. In 2014, it was estimated that about 20% of the electricity used in the world comes from lighting use. This percentage could fall to 4% if LED lighting was used optimally at that time.

Only recently has LED lighting come into it's full potential and many businesses and homeowners are finding out just how good this lighting source is. Hopefully, over time more people will discover the benefits of LED.

Efficiency is an important aspect when it comes to choosing your lights. Lower energy use means lower energy bills. If everyone used less energy, just by switching to LED, this translates to a significant drop in energy use for the world.


*Sources: http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/blue-led-inventors-win-nobel-prize-energy-efficient-environmentally-friendly-light-source.php

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