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    Cutting your lighting bill and reducing your Carbon Footprint

    Mods - This is not advertising but information to help businesses cut the cost of their lighting and Carbon Footprint. I want to use my knowledge of LED Lighting to help people with questions about LED Lighting.

    (ECA) Enhanced Capital Allowances
    The Governments technology list now includes White LED Lighting, This means that our entire LED product range qualifies for Enhanced Capital Allowances. This allows companies to write off this spending in the first year. For more information, please see:- etl.decc.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/B754B7B1-29D5-4916-9922-2EB3DBD6A4EC/0/10Lighting_WhiteLEDLightingUnits.pdf

    Carbon Trust & Salix Loans
    SMEs and public sector organizations could qualify for interest-free loans. This helps with the upfront costs of your LED Lighting replacement project. Loan repayments are spread over the length of the project’s payback period; this means that your energy savings alone fund the cost of this project. For more information, please see:- carbontrust.co.uk/cut-carbon-reduce-costs/products-services/financing/pages/financing.aspx.

    • Technological Advances –
    The advancing pace in Solid State LED’s is rapid.
    Future product development will transform electric lighting forever.
    LED tube lights save around 70% of the energy used for fluorescent lights!
    The initial cost is recoverable in just the energy cost savings within1 - 2 years!

    • Cost Savings -
    A 1200mm LED Tube light uses 16w of power
    A regular 1200mm tube light uses 48w of power
    A 1200mm LED tube light saves over 32w
    Energy savings are up to £24 per annum at today's energy costs
    Additionally, they last up to 5 times as long, which saves in labour costs and scheduled maintenance
    Over the life of the tube, it would save over £200 now times this by the number of tubes you have
    And energy costs are still rising rapidly… Of course, every installation is different. We always analyse your savings specifically.

    • Additional Advantages
    In the workplace, directional light is better
    60% of light from a Fluorescent Tube light goes into roof space or onto walls!
    The Daylight white light from LED’s can help prevent SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

    • Technical Considerations
    Switch on instantly, so sensors can be fitted for even greater savings
    LUX and relative performance increases with height, due to LED’s directional light beam consistency
    Highly stable operating voltage from 85v to 240v AC
    50% aluminum heat-dissipating construction, for longevity of LED’s
    Inserting LED tubes into fluorescent fittings will require slight Modification.
    Assembled mechanically for consistent reliability
    CE standards and RoHS safety compliant
    Manufactured in a high quality ISO9001 and ISO14001 compliant factory
    Complaint with EMC tests to EN55105, FCC standards

    • Recap
    LED Lighting
    Contains no mercury – safer to use, simpler to dispose
    Saves an extra 60% energy over “energy saving” tubes
    Reduces your carbon footprint
    Lasts 5 times as long for lower maintenance costs
    Less heat generated, and no UV in the light beam
    Incredibly bright, white, flicker-free light helps prevent SAD and epileptic fits
    The directional beam means light goes where you need it
    Switch on instantly, so sensors can be fitted for even greater savings
    Pays for itself in as little as 2 years, from energy savings alone

    LED - FAQ
    • Do you need control gear to operate the LED tube?
    All the control gear and drivers are included inside the Tubes enclosure
    • What voltage does the tube run on?
    The tube can run on any voltage between 85v and 250v
    • Does the tube lose brightness in colder conditions?
    The tube can operate at - 20deg Celsius and loses no brightness and instantly starts.
    • Why is the Lumens slightly lower in LED lights and will it affect the lighting levels?
    When comparing specifications between fluorescent and LED tubes it is important to understand that the quoted Lumens can be very misleading, this is due to the fact that a fluorescent tube radiates lights through 360 degrees whilst an LED tube is directional at 120 degrees.

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    I have been interested in LED technology for years. It revolutionized flashlight/headlamp technology. Coming up with a white LED was the leap that made it all work.
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    Wow! Great info, all in a nutshell! Thanks for posting!
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