What is LED lighting?
LED lights are the latest technology in energy efficient lighting. LED stands for ‘Light Emitting Diode’, a semiconductor device that converts electricity into light.
LED lights are super energy efficient, using approximately 85% less energy than halogen or incandescent lighting – meaning significant savings on your power bills. LED lights also have a much longer lifespan than other types of lighting – see the table below.
Lighting technology Estimated lifespan*
|Lighting Technology||Estimated Lifespan|
|LED(The BEST technology right now!)||30,000-50,000 hours|
Traditional Halogen Lighting / LED Energy Saving Lighting Comparison Table
|Running Cost||approx. 40/yr./light**||approx.$10/yr./light†||up to 75% saving on your lighting bill|
|Energy Efficiency||50W globe||6.5W globe||uses 86% less energy|
|Lifespan||Approx. 1 year^||13- 18 years^||no annoying and risky bulb changes|
|Light Quality||can flicker||flicker free, same luminescence||better light quality|
|Safety||can heat up to 370 degrees so can cause fire||emits up to 60% less heat||Reduces the risk of fire|
|Health/Environment||can contain highly toxic fluorine, mercury, lead and argon||NO harmful UV rays, mercury, lead or argon||better for your family’s health and the environment|
|Disposal||contains toxic waste – Mercury||100% recyclable||better for the environment|
|Council Requirements||does not assist with council approval||earns energy efficiency points for council approval||helps with council approval and green star ratings|