Energy efficiency is a big deal. As the world is becoming ever more aware of the impact our energy use has on the planet more and more businesses are turning to energy-efficient light sources in a bid to reduce their carbon footprint.
As costs drop new technologies are adopted in favour of traditional sources – incandescent and fluorescent lights gave way to energy-saving lights and these are in turn now being replaced by LED lights. The same is true for emergency lighting.
Typically, you can expect LEDs to last for an impressive 50,000 to 100,000 hours (depending on the model). This is a drastic improvement on the lifetime of standard light sources.
Take our LED Retrofit Emergency Light Replacement for 8 Watt Emergency Bulkheads. This emergency light will have an average life of 50,000 hours, compare this to the 9,000 hour lifetime of a conventional 8 Watt tube and the difference is clear.
LED circuits, when designed effectively, will have an 80% efficiency rate with only 20% of the energy consumed lost as heat. For incandescent lights however the converse is true – 80% of the energy consumed in lost as heat!
LED emergency lights are still more expensive that conventional emergency lighting but there a number of things to consider when making a comparison. Conventional lights won’t last as long as LEDs so they’ll have to be replaced more often – this not only involves the cost of buying the light itself but the man-hours involved in replacing the light itself. In buildings where there could be hundreds of emergency lights LED lighting is going to be more cost-effective in the long-term.
Energy bills will also be reduced because LEDs are more efficient and use less power.
Compliance & Reliability
You can rely on LED lights to be as reliable as conventional emergency lighting, they reach full brightness just as quickly as old-fashioned bulbs and tubes and require a very low-level of maintenance.
You can also be assured that any LED emergency lights bought at Discount Fire Supplies are compliant with emergency lighting regulations. Each product we stock has been designed and tested with legislation like EN60598.22 and BS5266 in mind.
Discount Fire Supplies sells LED emergency lighting alongside our other emergency lighting products.