The Advantages of LED Lighting in Elevator Cabs
LED Lighting is by far the most energy efficient, cost effective, and eco-friendly method of elevator cab interior lighting on the market today. LED lighting is effectively ‘digital light’ that comes with amazing benefits. There are six major points on which LED and traditional incandescent / fluorescent lighting differ, and the difference puts LED lighting ahead of traditional products as the choice for elevator cab interior lighting.
LED fixtures have an operational lifetime of up to 100,000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation or 22 years of on/off operation. For example, if an LED fixture was on for 8 hours per day, it would take approximately 20 years before the bulb would need to be replaced. In addition, LEDs do not typically burn out. They lose output capacity and the bulb becomes dim, meaning they are more flexible in terms of scheduling replacement as compared to traditional products.
Traditional lighting products operate at approximately 25% efficiency, meaning 75% of the electricity used to light them is lost as heat. LED bulbs operate at 80% efficiency, meaning only 20% of the electricity used to light them is lost as heat. It is clear that LED fixtures are more energy efficient and will save money in terms of cost of electricity.
Fluorescent bulbs contain materials like mercury that are harmful to the environment, whereas LED fixtures are free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable.
LED lights are extremely durable. They are built to resist the vibrations of elevator travel, and can withstand external impact unlike traditional bulbs. This is especially important in service cars and applications in rough or unpredictable environments.
All Elevator Interior Design LED systems are installed with a dimmer to allow for dynamic dimming onsite. We also provide colored and RGB LED systems, allowing for colors otherwise unobtainable without colored films. Our RGB systems allow for dynamic color changing on site.
Instant Lighting, Frequent Switching
LED lights illuminate immediately as compared to fluorescent bulbs. LED lights can also be switched on and off as frequently as desired, without affecting the lifespan of the bulb.