Led Lighting by Thompson Lighting Solutions


Why LED’s:
1. Energy Efficient – Reduce electric by up to 80% per fixture. Average reduction is ~65%
2. Long Lasting – 10 times more than fluorescents – Built to last ~20 years
3. Safer – Burn much cooler than other light sources – No burns, breakage, gas, lead or mercury.
4. Eco-Friendly – Burn 100% cleaner than fluorescents – No argon gas or mercury that can harm the environment. They also help prevent headaches (no flickering or humming).
5. Stronger – More durable, work well in the elements (hot, cold, damp/wet, dry conditions)
6. Consistent – They don’t fade or change color- Available in daylight white and off-white
7. Directional – You get light where you need it.
8. Instantly turn ON– No warm up time needed.

LEDs emit light in a specific direction, eliminating the need for reflectors and diffusers that often trap light. One area the cost-savings of LED lights can be found, are in their smart lifespan. LED lights can be switched on and off frequently without affecting their lifespan, making them highly sustainable, where a drastic reduction on traditional lighting is found.

Another area you’ll see cost-savings is in their energy efficiency. With an estimated energy efficiency of 75% compared to traditional lighting, it’s easy to see how LED lights are today’s most efficient way of lighting. Similarly, an additional benefit of LED lighting includes the green initiatives. LED lights contain ZERO toxic materials, are absolutely 100% recyclable, and do not emit ANY harmful UV rays. So not only can switching to LEDs be great for your business, but it can also have the same effect for the environment!

LED Lighting is one of the most innovative, calculated and sustainable technological advancements in the lighting industry. LED lighting stands for Light Emitting Diodes. A Diode is a semiconductor device with two terminals that typically allows the flow of current in one direction only. LED Lighting is an efficient lighting solution that generates smart and trusted financial return.

You might be asking, “What are LED Bulbs?” LEDs are tiny, solid light bulbs that are long lasting and energy efficient, supporting global green initiatives. Different from the traditional light bulbs which include neon, incandescent, and compact fluorescent lighting, LED lighting offers technical advantages including increased safety, reduced maintenance costs, longer life spans, and lower energy use.

There is a vast array of LED products on the market and a vast difference in the quality of those products. The reason some LED’s fail to perform and you find in the small print in contracts and warranties from contractors and manufactures that say they don’t represent, suggest or guarantee any savings, is because there are so many variables within the LED assembly that can fail. An incandescent light bulb has one (1) circuit but an LED can have 60 or more circuits. 

What is an LED driver and why do you need one?

LEDs cannot function without three essential components: the chipset that emits the light; the driver that regulates power to the light source; and the heat sink that cools the unit. The LED driver is a vital component of the technology as LEDs use the power converted by the driver to generate light. These drivers are very efficient in converting electricity, which is why a 100W LED bulb can replace a 400W metal halide bulb.

LED drivers, or LED power supplies, provide LED light bulbs with the electricity required for peak performance, much like a fluorescent lamp’s magnetic ballast or a low-voltage bulb transformer. The steady stream of technological innovations and the often-confusing terminology can make LED driver selection seem overwhelming even to seasoned professionals.