Vero Beach, FL (PressExposure) May 13, 2012 -- Is LED lighting the wave of the future. If demand is any indicator, then then answer is yes. This demand has been driven by the efficiencies and cost effectiveness that LED light bulbs provide. The U.S. Department of Energy has indicated that LED street lights consume up to 80% less energy that traditional street lights. Today, some citieslike Sacramento CA are mandating LED systems for street lights and other road signs because of these energy saving characteristics. The average incandescent bulb lasts for around 5,000 hours. However, the operational life of a LED lamp is 100,000 hours, or eleven years of continuous operation.
When designed correctly, eighty-percent of the electrical energy conducted through LED lighting converts to light. In comparison, an incandescent bulb has an electric to light efficiency of twenty percent, with eighty percent of the electric energy being converted to heat energy. If a one hundred watt incandescent bulb burns for one year at an electrical cost of ten cents per kilowatt hour, the cost will be eighty-eight dollars per year. That is one 100 watt bulb. Furthermore, only eighteen dollars will go to light the room. Using a LED system the electricity would cost twenty-three dollar for the year, with most of the cost going to lighting the room.
Businesses are being enticed to switch to LED lights not only because of government incentives, but simply because of the huge savings found by not needing to replace bulbs as often and the tremendous reduction in power consumption resulting in lower energy bills.
To introduce both businesses and homeowners to the world of LED possibilities, Klus Designs, a company that has been involved in the design and manufacture of LED lighting for over 30 years, build a home with 100% LED lighting. "From kitchen cabinet lighting to bathroom shower lights, the result was nothing less than spectacular. This beautifully lit home proves that LED lights are not just gadgets anymore." Says U.S. marketing manager ZofiaStebnicki.
In April of last year KLUS entered into the United States market by launching LED aluminum extrusions, which was granted patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The LED aluminum extrusions come in various shapes that make them suitable for a wide variety of applications, such as, shelving, walls, exhibitor stands, railway stairs, and a great deal more. As the market for energy efficient light increases, the need for creative and practical designs will also increase. The light capabilities and compactness of LED lighting opens the door to a myriad of design possibilities.