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Advantages of LED Shoplights over Halogen Shoplights
The overall benefits of LED lights over halogen shoplights are long lifetime, lower electricity consumption, and no mercury. The shoplights have many benefits, but the main ones are:
- Cost-Effective: LED shoplights have a higher energy efficiency when compared with halogen lights. The efficiency is achieved as over 95% of the energy consumed is converted into light by the LED lights and less than 5% is lost as heat. In the long run, energy efficiency of LED shoplights offsets its initial costs, making them the most cost-effective option in the market.
- Energy Efficiency: When compared to halogen lamps’ light directionality, LED shoplights direct light in a proper manner. This results in increased lighting efficiency in smaller workspaces.
- Colour Accuracy: High colour rendering index (CRI) of LED shoplights make them desirable for shelves, counters, bays and corners that need high colour accuracy.
- Easy to Install: No electrical wiring connection knowledge is needed to install LED shoplights. All it needs is removing the entire luminaire and replacing it with the LED luminaire.
- Concentrated Lighting: LED shoplight can be positioned precisely where light is needed, so that less light is lost on non-essential light areas, thereby contributing to saving electricity.
- Durable: Shoplights are usually positioned closer to the items/workspace. Due to their position, they are likely to be hit by tools or by nearby objects. LED shoplights are made with highly durable plastic polycarbonate and do not create any harmful chemical spillover even if they break.
Types of LED Shoplights:
There are two major types of LED Shoplights:
- Integrated (plug and play) LED Shoplights
- Retrofittable LED Shoplights
Integrated LED Shoplights
In Integrated LED shoplights, LED circuitry is mounted directly into the fixture (fixture and lamp are inseparable).
Retrofittable LED Shoplights
In retrofitting of LED shoplights to halogen shoplights, existing fixtures are used and only lamps are replaced.
Things you Need to Consider Before Upgrading to LED Shoplight?
The lumen number indicates the light output of an LED shoplight. Earlier, wattage was used to determine the brightness of lamps. Today, lumens are a globally accepted way of calculating brightness. The higher the lumens, the brighter the light is. Equivalent wattage is always mentioned on all LED product brochures. Lumens are used to approximate what equivalent halogen wattage will be.
LED lights come in a wide range of colours. You should choose a light of a certain colour temperature (CT) based on the functionality of the space. Warm white light is considered good for relaxing, whereas cool white is considered good for reading.
Colour temperature indicates whether your light source will emit rather “warm” or “cold” light. The lower the number, the “warmer” the colour. 2700K can be described as warm white and 5000K may be considered cool white. An LED Shoplight of 4000K or below would be a good candidate for a residential garage. Higher colour temperatures allow for better colour sharpness.
When it comes to shop or garage lighting, colour rendering capability of lights is imperative. Light with faithful colour rendering ability (high CRI) is crucial for such spaces. CRI indicates how accurately a light is able to display the real colours of objects under it. The closer a light’s CRI is to 100, the better it is able to render true colours.
You can find it difficult to run wires from one LED shoplight module to another and connect them to a power source. Daisy-chaining allows the lighting fixtures to be connected one after another and simplifies the installation process.
Chain mounting of LED shoplights allows them to be hanged from the ceiling and adjusted to the workspace needs. Some LED shoplights can be flush mounted directly to the ceiling.
Some LED shoplights are equipped with reflectors to direct the light downwards. It can help to increase the luminosity of a certain space and minimize glare at the same time.