LED technology has revolutionized the way the world is illuminated, since it allows a virtually unlimited number of use options, from decorative and residential to commercial and retrofit applications, and in every case displays advantages in both energy costs and reliability.

Since their mass-market introduction, LED lighting products have seen rapid improvements in both housing and driver technology, which means that today's LED lighting products are both smart and strong, and LUXcomb's product line is among the very best on the market, combining both durable and attractive casings with some of the most efficient and longest lasting solid-state drivers available.

Replacing an existing lighting system only makes sense from an economic standpoint if it will yield measurable savings over its expected lifespan. LEDs are the only lighting products that can make this claim, since other options such as replacing an old-fashioned residential use incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent will generate a moderate savings but the higher cost of the short-lived replacement product negates any real energy savings. LEDs are not only the lowest energy consuming lighting option available and also carry the longest service life of any comparable product.

The savings are even more dramatic in industrial applications where standard lighting options are notoriously energy consumptive and until recently few energy efficient options existed. For example, replacing a standard incandescent traffic signal bulb with a high-efficiency LED bulb will yield an energy savings of up to 90% annually. Plus, because the LED bulb has a much longer lifespan, the additional cost of replacement bulbs as well as maintenance personnel to perform this dangerous work is eliminated.

In ornamental or outdoor lighting situations, LED lighting is also highly effective, since it operates at lower temperatures than standard lighting options reducing the risk of fire which can have a positive impact on insurance premium rates, and replacing a standard neon light with the equivalent LED will yield about 70% energy savings. Additionally, since LEDs are much easier to work with than their neon counterparts, potential applications are almost endless.

To translate this energy savings into an environmental perspective, it has been calculated that if just 55% of existing incandescent and fluorescent lighting currently used in the United States were to be replaced with equivalent LED products the country would see a reduction of about 7.55 tons of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere annually and a savings of about $35 billion in electrical bills.

For Example:
If Japan, already a front runner in adoption of LED technology, were to complete the replacement of the remainder of its incandescent lighting still in use with LEDs, the country would be able to effectively retire two of its aging nuclear power plants from use reducing health and environmental risks for the country (and the rest of the world).

Clearly then, switching to LED lighting is the smart solution for a more efficient and cleaner tomorrow, and the best choice to start saving on energy bills today.