LED Facts Of The Month

July 24, 2020

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Short facts you might have missed this month on our social media...

Summer 2020

1. Did you know LED’s have been proven to breed significantly less bacteria than fluorescent or halogen lights? UVC LEDs are especially germicidal and can be effective at disinfection. They currently play a useful role in preventing infectious disease and are driven partly from recent COVID outbreaks across the globe.

2. Noticing more mosquito's lately in Vancouver? Temperature and rainfall are two major predictors of the #mosquito population. Switching your exterior lights to LED’s can significantly reduce the number of mosquito's and bugs lingering outside. This is because incandescent lamps and CFLs produce large amounts of ultraviolet and infrared radiation, which evidently attracts bugs.

3. You've heard of LED grow lights, but have you ever wondered how they work? They combine precise spectral outputs, advanced optics, and thermal management engineering to convert nearly 100% of consumed power into growth-targeted energy. LED grow lights are energy-efficient, durable, and have tuned light spectrum's to best meet plants needs; making them more sustainable and cost effective than your incandescent, fluorescent, and other gas-charged alternatives.

4. Did you know that UV light in fluorescent and artificial lights degrades plastic materials and also act as bleaching agents to fabrics? UV rays transform the water found in all fabrics into hydrogen peroxide, that leads to the fading and discoloration of fabrics in clothing, bedding, curtains and drapes


5. Did you know that in 2019, Canada was ranked one of the least effective countries among advanced economies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?


6. Did you know that 51,000 businesses across Canada are delivering energy efficiency and over 436,000 Canadians are employed and working in this sector?

Fall 2020

1. Did you know that commercial LEDs have a lamp life of 50,000-100,000 hours on average, which is about 50 times more than a typical incandescent, 25 times longer than a typical halogen, and 10 times longer than a typical CFL?

1. Did you know that upgrading the lighting in a student's classroom environment can help improve their focus, reading, and overall learning experience? Many children have been found to be sensitive to fluorescent lights, particularly affecting children with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and learning disabilities. Symptoms include headaches, nausea, difficulty reading small fonts, and challenges concentrating. LED lights do not flicker and produce an even color spectrum closest to natural sunlight, which contributes to a much better quality of light for learning. Those with light sensitivities notice an immediate improvement, as it is a much better quality of light for learning.

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