There are several advantages to LED lighting over the conventional lights currently used.
- Efficiency: LED uses much less power vs. incandescent light bulbs (normally 80% less).
- Longevity: its long life practically eliminates the need of ever replacing them. Typical LEDs will last 30,000 hours as opposed to an incandescent bulb’s 2,500 hours. It also lasts longer than the highest quality fluorescent lamps whom theoretically last around 10,000 hours.
- Less Wiring: Lover operational voltage and amperage reduces line voltage drip. That means less wiring costs and brighter lights.
- Durable: Shock and vibration proof unlike bulbs, florescent or neon. This is where the theoretical life of other light bulbs will fail when exposed to constant shock and vibration. Common sources of such fixtures in ceilings with another floor above them, road vibration for automotive and high sound pressure levels to name a few.
- Versatile: Extremely small size for the amount of light output. In fact, you can light up an average size from from an LED smaller than one square inch.
- Solid State Technology: an LED is actually a semiconductor. It can easily be mass-produced and its functions can be controlled with a processor to achieve unique light effects that are impossible with other light sources.
- No Heat & No UV: LEDs produce very little heat. Halogens can reach 700°F when most LEDs operate cool enough to touch. No burning fingers or fire hazards. Also, LEDs produce no UVs which makes them ideal for lighting precious artifacts or paintings.
What is Low Voltage DC Powered LED Lighting?
The answer is simple: DC LED. DC LEDs are powered by a DC Power Supply that is similar to what is used for advanced electronics such as: TV’s, PC’s, laptops, cellphones, etc.
Why DC LED?
All LED lighting require several components to change your home’s 120-V electrical supply to DC Low Voltage. Right now this conversion is done at every Light bulb because most homes are wired with only 120 volt in mind.
This old style is wasteful of the additional electrical Copper Wiring, Panels, Breakers, and Light Can Fixtures all designed to support the unnecessary High Voltage. It’s also inefficient causing heat gain and loss at every light bulb in the home.
DC LED Lighting is designed from the start to take advantage of the LED’s native DC Low Voltage by separating the power from the LED fixture.
DC LED power conversion is done at one location as a simple standard plug-in. It makes this lighting system safe to install and maintain since the voltage level is significantly lower than a standard electrical outlet.
DC LED is Ultra efficient and the average home requires less than two 15 AMP Circuits.
DC LED: A Superior Solution
LED is the latest in lighting, and DC LED makes it unsurpassed in efficiency and longevity. The combination of Clean DC Power separated from LED fixtures solves any inherent problems that high-voltage electric generates for the native low-voltage LEDs. This design not only solves issues, but creates advantages with improved performance and appearance.
DC LED offers a number of key advantages:
- Fixtures are freeform design requiring no J-box or additional housing, simplifying the process of installation, reducing time and labor costs
- Lights are wired in parallel vs. wiring individual runs, saving time and material.
- Driverless LED. On-board drivers are identified as the number one failure source in LED luminaries by the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Compound increases in energy efficiency and savings @100 Lumen per Watt providing you with more light for your money.
- Central Power Distribution vs. converting power from AC to DC at every fixture.
- Centralized surge protection: each DC power supply protects the fixture it feeds from power surges.
- Safe level of protection from electrical shock
- Replaceable limited components
What Comprises a DC LED System?
- No heat gain in backspace
- No bulky can in ceiling
- Smaller size with improved Light output
- Scalable — Zoned — Replaceable Power
- Higher efficiency compared to wired for 120v