When most people hear about LED lighting, they imagine cheap energy. It’s true that LED bulbs consume less energy than normal ones. In fact, LED lighting cuts energy consumption by as much as 80%. However, the technology has other benefits that most people don’t know about. For example, did you know that LED lighting allows you to change the mood of a room from warm to cool white?
The LED lighting is also gaining popularity in horticulture as it can be used to produce higher yields. The technology can be set to different light variations maximizing photosynthesis, and the plant development process at different stages. This technology is also used in helping certain plants produce flowers. Plants have a tendency to bloom when certain lighting conditions are present.
Here are four other advantages of LED technology worth mentioning:
1. Aesthetic Lighting
In the past, people used fluorescent strips for cove lighting. Although the lighting made the place look well, it had a few drawbacks. First, the lighting left very noticeable socket shadows. Second, the strips had fewer length options. They ranged from 2 to 8ft in length.
However, LED tapes have changed the game. They are available in a variety of lengths. You can find a tape that’s only 2 inches long to fit the smallest of cove spaces. The lighting also allows greater control of the light beams. There are no socket shadows, and the technology allows you to control the beam angles to your liking.
2. IOT Devices
An LED light can be used for smart lighting purposes with other IOT devices. This technology can go hand-in-hand with modern security systems and be used in sensing motion in restricted areas. For example, when someone enters the restricted area, the LED light automatically switches itself on, alerting the guards of the person’s presence.
An LED lighting system is very responsive to IOT technologies and can be used at home as smart lighting. You can set the lighting mood and temperature according to your preferences. In addition, you can be able to change the light setting using your smartphone.
3. LED Light Sheet
LED light sheets are slim panels with LED modules embedded all around it. The sheets are designed in such a way that they can refract light from modules onto the panel’s surface. Some LED light sheets contain polycarbonate diffusers that enable them to create a matching and consistent backlit effect.
These sheets are mostly used in retail stores to display certain important items. Perfumes tend to be heat sensitive and cannot be displayed at a place that has a lot of heat. The LED sheets disperse any heat produced due to system inefficiencies evenly without affecting the quality of the perfume. The sheet can also be used for backlighting within the tiny ceiling or wall surfaces.
4. Better Colors
You can also use LED lighting for external facades. It makes the building shine and looks more beautiful by allowing better saturation of color. The technology can go hand-in-hand with digital multiplexing to achieve the desired effect of variable lighting for commercial lighting purposes.
Colors tend to produce a dramatic effect on the viewer. This is why you have to be careful about how you use and manipulate them especially if the building is used for business purposes. Another application of colored LED lights is in the military. Green and red LED lights are useful for night vision. They help military pilots see well at night. LED infra-red are used for night lighting and targeting a hostile.
These are the four most notable advantages of LED lighting apart from energy efficiency. Since LED lighting is still a relatively new technology, researchers believe that we have not discovered everything that it can do. Therefore, the future application of this technology may blow our minds even more.