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April 17, 2016 8:17 am

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Q: What is the lifespan of LED lights?

A: Long lifespan stands out as the number one benefit of LED lighting. LED lighting has an outstanding operational lifespan of up to 100,000 hours, which is 11 years of continuous operation or 22 years of 50% operation. Imagine not having to replace a bulb/fixture for over 20 years!

LED’s differ from standard lighting in that they don’t burn out and stop working, but rather gradually reduce their light output over a long period of time. The rated lifespan of LED’s is when the light output has reduced to 70% of the initial output which is called the L70.

Q: LEDs have a greater lifespan?

A: Yes, ABest Lighting products should last more than 50,000 hours with very small reductions in light output over their lifetime. That is over 15 years in an average household (based on 8 hours usage per day) and is 25 times longer than typical incandescent light bulbs! Additionally, with the exceptionally low failure rate, maintenance is virtually eliminated! LED lighting is solid-state and does not have a filament and so is virtually indestructible.

Q: What are some Advantages of LED Lighting?

A: Energy efficiency is of the utmost importance in every industry, and LED lighting is the clear winner in this category. With LEDs, up to 80 percent of electrical energy is converted to light energy; compare that to incandescent bulbs, which operate at about 20 percent efficiency. For this reason, lower-wattage LED lights may replace comparable light fixtures. For example, a 90 w LED street light may replace a 200W metal halide street light.

Rated lifetime use for LED lights is often eight times longer than alternative lighting choices, leading to drastically reduced maintenance costs. This is especially true where scores of bulbs are installed, such as in an office building, arena or city skyscraper.

The initial cost of LED lights may be offset by tax credits for those who are eligible, and all customers will realize a recovery of the purchase price over time in the form of energy cost and maintenance savings.

Q: Why are LED lights more energy efficient?

A: LED lighting is today’s most efficient way of illumination with an estimated energy efficiency of 80-90%. This means that about 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light and about 20% of the energy is lost to heat and other energy forms. Compare this to traditional incandescent lighting which operate at only 20% efficiency and the difference is astounding!

Q: How great are the energy saving?

A: Did you know electric lighting burns 25% of the average home energy budget!
LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes) have revolutionised energy-efficient lighting using on average 20% (or less!) of the energy required to power a traditional filament or energy saving lamp but offering a comparable or better light output.

Q: What about email tech support?

A: Email tech support at ab1@ableds.com. Emails are normally answered within 12 hours and it may be faster to email than to call. This way we can send you a link or any picture that you may need.