Since the introduction of LED lights sales of new energy efficient lights have soared helped by the Beijing Olympics and higher energy prices worldwide encouraging the use of lower cost lighting. The LEDmarket is expanding, and demand attributable to the Beijing Olympics is boosting sales.
New applications are increasing and LEDs are increasingly used as backlights for notebook computers, in street lights and for factory lighting.The high brightness LED market grew by 9% to $4.5 billion in 2007. An increase from the 6% growth rate in 2005and 2006.The use of LEDs for signs, cars, signals and illumination together grew by 20% in 2007, with illumination applications having the highest growth rate.The overall high brightness LED market is forecast to grow at a cumulative aggregate growth rate of 20%,reaching $11.4 billion in 2012.Taiwan has the world’s second largest LED industry with a 20 percent share of the global market.Japan has the world’s largest LED industry with a 37 percent share of the world market.
People are switching to LEDs to save energy and cut electricity bills with these lights.LEDs reduce energy consumption by emitting light from a chip rather than an incandescent filament in a light bulb or charged gases in a fluorescent light tube. LEDs use about a tenth of the energy of an incandescent bulb and can last a decade or longer. They also produce almost no heat, thereby reducing fire potential.
The Beijing Olympics used LEDs to illuminate the stage at the opening ceremony for the games with 44,000 of the lamps in a 147 meter x 36 meter screen at the venue. At least 36,000 LED lamps illuminated the translucent exterior of the gigantic Water Cube where the swimming competitions took place. The Olympics venue also had a gigantic LED screen measuring 30 metres x 200 metres.
The high tech lights have other advantages because they take up less space, have no breakable glass or filaments, perform exceptionally well in cold environments, require no warm up time, eliminate frequent replacement of burned out bulbs and tubes and emit no harmful infrared or ultraviolet rays.The lights are likely to take a larger portion of the multi billion dollar market away from light bulbs and tubes as the new technology becomes more mature and manufacturing costs fall.Traffic signals that use LEDs consume 80-90 percent less energy and generally last 5-7 years, compared to just a year for a comparable incandescent light signal.
Despite the global economic downturn thanks to LEDs the future looks very bright!
LED Street Lights
STPS-25W STPS-50W STP-165W
- Light Weight Design
- Savings of 75% of energy "Compared with traditional Street lights"
- Compatible with the off-grid & Smart -Grid Solar Systems
- Payback on Investment in 3~5 years
- High Brightness LED Emitters
- Modular LED Design
- Illumination: Rectangle Radiation Style
- Optics Aspect: 5 Different Lens
- First Grade LED Components using Philips Lumileds Luxeon'Rebel' ®
- Certified by ENERGY STAR ® who promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Modular LED: LED can be a consumption product and easy to replace failed modular
- Light Decay: less than 3%, Light weight design
- Life time: >50000 hrs
- Fully Sealed: >IP65
- Compatible with our range of solar charge controllers for off grid solar street lights.Color Temperature: 4100K
- Warranty: 2 years
About Energy Star
ENERGY STAR® is an international standard for energy-efficient electronic equipment. It was created by the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 and has now been adopted by severalcountries around the world, including Canada, Japan, Taiwan(ROC), Australia, New zealand and the EU. A voluntary labelling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is in place worldwide.
About Philips Lumileds
Philips Lumileds is a leading provider of power LEDs for illumination solutions. The company's leading light output, efficacy and thermal management are direct results of the ongoing commitment to advancing solid-state lighting technology and enabling lighting solutions that are more environmentally friendly, help reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the need for power plant expansion. Philips Lumileds' LUXEON LED's are enabling new solutions for shop, outdoor, office, school, and home lighting applications.