ARC Electric Company is here to help you with your energy costs. Our focus
has always been Residential and Commercial electrical service work. We
consistently urge customers to convert outdated fixtures with LED lighting.
LED’s use a fraction of the energy of an incandescent light bulb.
You see a noticeable decrease in your power costs.
Switching to LED bulbs makes perfect sense. Not only are they environmentally friendly, the life expectancy can be up to 10-12 years. Energy.gov has said “widespread use of LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States. By 2027, widespread use of LED’s could save about 348 TWh (compared to no LED use) of electricity. This is the annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants. And a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices.”
Long life time stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational life time expectation of up to 100,000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of 50% operation. If you leave on the LED fixture for 8 hours per day it would take around 20 years before you’d have to replace the LED bulb.
LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain a multitude of materials; like mercury, that is dangerous for the environment. LED lights contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, and this will help you to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. The long operational life time span mentioned above means also that one LED light bulb can save material and production of 25 incandescent light bulbs. A huge step towards a greener future!
LEDs are extremely durable and built with sturdy components that are highly rugged and can withstand even the roughest conditions. Because LED lights are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impacts, they make great outdoor lighting systems for rough conditions, exposure and construction or manufacturing sites.
LED lights brighten up immediately and when powered on, which has great advantages for infrastructure projects such as traffic and signal lights. LED lights can be switched off and on frequently and without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission. In contrast, traditional lighting may take several seconds to reach full brightness, and frequent on/off switching does drastically reduce operational life expectancy.
You can see the Comparison Chart below and see how Energy Efficient LED bulbs can be. It is today's most efficient way of illumination and lighting, with an estimated energy efficiency of 80%-90% when compared to traditional lighting and conventional light bulbs. This means that about 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light, while a ca. 20% is lost and converted into other forms of energy such as heat. With traditional incandescent light bulbs who operate at 20% energy efficiency only, a 80% of the electricity is lost as heat.