While LED (light emitting diode) down lights are rapidly changing the shape of the global lighting industry, the benefits of these technologically superior lights may not initially be obvious to consumers who are used to the traditional Halogen globe, which is initially less expensive to purchase but is, in many ways, inferior to LED down lights and does not offer the long-term cost benefits.
While initial upfront costs of LED down lights are more expensive than traditional lighting, the money an LED down light will save its users over the course of its lifetime is unparalleled. The Martec® Shadowline LED down light has the ability to run approximately25 times longer than traditional Halogen lighting. Just consider the money that LED users will save by replacing their Halogen globes alone. And, in addition the larger, long-term savings!
The average Martec® Shadowline LED Lighting has an expected lifetime of 50,000 hours.If consumers were to run the Shadowline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year nonstop until the LED began to dim (LEDs don’t burn out, they just become dim), the Martec® Shadowline would run for 5.7 years. Add to that the money consumers would save on energy bills with LED down lights,and the decision gets easier. The math is simple. Running a Martec Shadowline for 8 hours a day, on average, means the lifetime of the LED would last for a minimum of 15 years, in ideal conditions.
State-of-the-art technology is behind the efficiency of the Martec® Shadowline LED. It comes from the use of Surface Mounted Device(SMD) technology. SMD LEDs give off very little heat, and require only 12V of electricity to operate at their fullest potential.
When compared to a standard 50W Halogen globe, the Martec® Shadowline 16W LED down light has an effective lumen output of 1120, which is not only 20% brighter than the Halogen, but is also 10% brighter than comparative 16W LED downlights currently available in the market. In addition, the Martec® Shadowline converts at least 60 percent of the electricity. As a result, this which goes into the light, producing a significantly more energy efficient light. Further, it also causes far less heat to be emitted.
The result? More lighting, less cost, less energy used.Consumers, and the environment, win.