LED signs are an energy and cost-efficient way to get your message out!
LED signs are significantly more cost-effective than signs using incandescent bulbs because LEDs are more energy-efficient. 80 percent of the energy consumed by an incandescent bulb is wasted generating heat — not light. Incandescent bulbs also have a much shorter “light life” requiring them to be replaced regularly, which is why so many signs with incandescent lighting require a monthly service contact — at an additional expense — to ensure bulbs are replaced in a timely manner.
Since LED signs are solid-state devices, they provide extremely long life. LED bulbs have typical life expectancy approaching 10 years (100,000 hours) of constant power-on usage. LED’s also run cooler and at a lower voltage than fluorescent and neon lamps. This translates into reduced energy consumption and lower maintenance costs for the user.
More and more electrical products are incorporation LEDs into their design for just these reasons. From HDTVs to indicator lights to household lightbulbs… LEDs are leaving a smaller carbon footprint.
If the energy savings weren’t enough, LED offer a multitude of other benefits in comparison to flourescent, incandescent and halogen lights.
- LEDs turn on instantly. No warm up. No slow increase in brightness over time.
- LEDs have a higher luminous efficiency.
- LED signs have a much greater viewing distance, especially at night, which allows your message to reach more people for more hours of the day.
- LED signs offer the advantage of long life, low maintenance, low energy usage, low voltage and enhanced fire safety.
In addition to operating without the wasted energy released as heat, LED lighting is more focused and emits light in a specific direction. LED lighting doesn’t require diffusers or reflectors so lighting fixtures are more efficient with fewer components and less manufacturing expense.
Unlike incandescent or fluorescent lighting, LEDs are not naturally WHITE light sources. To obtain a true white light, LEDs must use a phosphor conversion, in which a phosphor is used on or near the LED to emit white light. This additional process requirement is one of the reasons why pure white LEDs are most expensive than any other color.
White can also be created by combining red, blue and green LEDs. This is how white is emulated in color LED signs> The quality of the color LED pixels is directly related to how pure white appears on a color LED sign. Pink or blue hues are more pronounced in white graphics on lesser quality LED signs.