LED v Traditional Bulbs for Emergency Lighting

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5 reasons why LED is best choice for emergency lighting

LED v Traditional Bulbs

Due to its low-energy consumption and efficiency, LED emergency lighting systems have become the industry standard over recent years.

However, many are still uncertain about this relatively new technology. The following five points explain why LEDs will consistently outperform traditional forms of lighting across every area.

1. Lower Costs

At first glance, purchasing LED emergency lighting appears more expensive than alternative options. Yet, LED is the clear winner in the long-term when you look at the wider consumption costs due to the reduced energy they consume.

For those that already have fluorescent lights installed, changing over your building’s emergency lights to LED can make significant year-on-year savings. And, don’t forget, the more bulbs your building contains, the greater the saving.

2. Longer Lifespan

Lifetime is also a key consideration when it comes to choosing which lighting type to opt for. And, when compared to more traditional lighting solutions, LED has the clear edge due to its far superior life expectancy.

Additionally, fewer replacements means a reduction in costs for replacement parts.

3. Reduced Maintenance

LED emergency lights not only last longer than fluorescent lights; they require less maintenance too.

For example, an emergency exit sign with an LED bulb illuminated 24 hours a day, seven days a week will only need the bulb replaced on average every five years, while a comparable sign using a fluorescent bulb will need to be replaced every year.

4. Environmentally Friendly

It is estimated that 20% of the power used globally is due to lighting. Eco-friendly LED technology consumes low amounts of power and can have zero energy waste.

If all traditional bulbs were replaced with LED technology, energy usage could be reduced by up to 75% and 80% fewer bulbs would go to landfill.

We are all responsible for the protection of the environment. Imagine the positive environmental impact this change could make during the current global environmental crisis.

5. Increased Safety

Safety is often overlooked when it comes to lighting solutions. How much heat being emitted is the main factor when it comes to lighting safety.

Fluorescent bulbs convert over 90% of the energy used to power them directly into heat. Alternatively, LEDs give off virtually no heat, which hugely minimises the likelihood of an electrical fire.

LEDs also operate – and perform well – on low-voltage electrical systems, which are far safer in the event of an emergency.

Why choose LED

Take the hassle out of emergency lighting maintenance with LED technology and digital fault reporting

By working with a reliable service provider like Safecility, you can keep the occupants of your building out of harm’s way and track emergency lighting compliance digitally with our smart sensors and automated reporting platform.

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Check out our other guides:

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Hidden Costs of Emergency Lighting

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