ECS provides energy efficient LED and Fluorescent lighting products. LED recessed trims have become our standard for recessed lighting installations unless requested otherwise. This change provides our customers with an instant cost saving advantage over standard 65W flood lamps. It takes approximately 6(six) of our LED recessed cans to equal the energy used by 1(one) standard flood lamp. In commercial applications we have many LED solutions for in ceiling lighting and exterior lighting options. Commercial buildings experience some of the best energy savings simply due to the amount of time the lights must be in operation. We work with many local and national electric utilities to calculate energy efficiency savings and rebates. Contact us to see how changing to LED lighting can benefit you. Here are some fun facts about LED lighting from Energy.gov
LED is a highly energy efficient lighting technology, and has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting in the United States. Residential LEDs -- especially ENERGY STAR rated products -- use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting.
How LEDs are Different
LED lighting is very different from other lighting sources such as incandescent bulbs and CFLs. Key differences include the following:• Light Source: LEDs are the size of a fleck of pepper, and a mix of red, green, and blue LEDs is typically used to make white light.
• Direction: LEDs emit light in a specific direction, reducing the need for reflectors and diffusers that can trap light. This feature makes LEDs more efficient for many uses such as recessed downlights and task lighting. With other types of lighting, the light must be reflected to the desired direction and more than half of the light may never leave the fixture.
• Heat: LEDs emit very little heat. In comparison, incandescent bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat and CFLs release about 80% of their energy as heat.
Industrial and Commercial Lighting
The high efficiency and directional nature of LEDs makes them ideal for many industrial uses. LEDs are increasingly common in street lights, parking garage lighting, walkway and other outdoor area lighting, refrigerated case lighting, modular lighting, and task lighting.
Recessed downlights are commonly used in residential kitchens, hallways, and bathrooms, and in a number of office and commercial settings. DOE estimates there are at least 500 million recessed downlights installed in U.S. homes, and more than 20 million are sold each year.