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LED Lighting

LED lighting is a popular form of energy efficient lighting that can be found in many commercial and domestic applications, from display lighting in a retail business to a replacement for your bayonet type incandescent household bulb.

LEDs are a semiconductor device that converts electricity into light, using 85% less energy than other typical lighting methods. This form of lighting reduces running costs in the long term and potentially offers less environmental impact.

LEDs have a much longer lifespan than other types of lighting, up to 20 years in some cases and LED lighting is also capable of displaying a broad spectrum of colours, which adds to their appeal in display environments.

Although generally more expensive than conventional lighting, LED lighting will eventually pay off, and in the meantime, you will get less radiant heat production, longer bulb life, and you could even control them with your Smartphone.

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a.zanin

LED Lighting

February 4, 2019 14:55

Efficient and reliable LED lighting for the Connolly Hospital, Dublin

Over 400 LEDVANCE Panel LED 600 were recently installed to meet the high lighting demands at Dublin’s Connolly Hospital. After the Panels with light sensors were integrated, the hospital recorded up to 70% energy savings through lighting.

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a.zanin

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February 4, 2019 16:49

LED lighting and hospitality, a concrete example of energy savings.

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  • 1 week ago

    Article says LEDs have a lifetime of over 50,000 hours? Far more, I'd say. In 1975 I built a digital clock made of red LEDs (7-segment type) and it has been running ever since almost without interruption....
  • 4 months ago

    Forward voltage (Vf) specifications for red LEDs are usually somewhere between 1.6 to 2.8 V, with 2.2 volts being the most common. A CR2032 battery puts out 3 V. So yes, you need a resistor in series to...
  • 4 months ago

    @morgano Agree! Guess time will resolve this, have there been any new design dimmers just for dimmable LEDs? They could optimise the design to get a more linear effect.
    Also, why on a dimmer that...
  • 5 months ago

    One of the main issues I have found with LED bulbs is dimming. There still seems to be a minefield of compatibility issues between the bulbs and various types of dimmer (leading edge/trailing edge) etc....
  • @davecole Yes you are correct as was the OP that the contact ratings are suitable for 250V AC. From Spec.
    CONTACT RATING: 500mA 48VAC-200mA 50VDC-200mA 250VAC

    The LED is addresses...
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