LED technology is seeing a significant increase in popularity when it comes to use as street lighting. Leds are popular for various reasons. One of the main advantages is the widest coverage of the light output.
Here are several advantages of using LED street lighting
A big reason for replacing traditional street lighting with LED alternatives is because they are quite environmentally friendly. LED require less electricity to operate and are almost twice as energy efficient as compact fluorescent lamps. They have the ability to run on only 15% of the energy needed for a traditional incandescent bulb. In addition, the LED bulb can emit up to 80 lumens per watt, which is significantly higher than the 58 per watt for standard street lighting.
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LED’s are not manufactured using arc tubes which is common with most high intensity discharge (HID). Instead, they use LED’s that give greater strength and resistance to provide long-term service. In addition, they are much less likely to break during handling.
Extremely long life
LED’s have the advantage of having an extremely long life span, which has the potential to reach 12-15 years or up to 100,000 hours. These lights do not understand the type of filaments that burn out after a relatively short period of time.