LED lighting and solar power are a match made in renewable energy heaven. Installing LED’s in your home or business have a number of benefits. One of the major reasons we suggest our solar installation clients invest in LED’s at the same time as installing their solar panel system is that the reduction in power consumption is so great that for a 4kW project, the payback for your photovoltaic investment drops from 17 years to 11 years!
LED’s, or Light Emitting Diodes, are a light source which uses semiconductors and electroluminescence to create light. By far the most energy efficient lighting solution on the market, LED’s are essentially a digital light. LED’s have a number of benefits. Learn more about LED’s here at Wikipedia.
The number one benefit of LED lights is their long life. LED bulbs and diodes should last up to 100,000 hours. This would be equal to the light being on continuously for 11 years! Or 22 years if only on 50% of the time.
LED lighting has an estimated energy efficiency of 80%-90% when compared to conventional light bulbs. Incandescent light bulbs operate at 20% energy efficiency only, as 80% of the electricity is lost as heat. Read our post “LED Lights Reduces BC Hydro Bill” from April 2015 to learn more about LED lights in your home.
A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination. LED’s are a great match for your solar energy system.
Low voltage lighting makes it easy to use LED lighting in outdoor settings, by connecting an external solar-energy source and that is a big advantage when it comes to using LED technology in remote or rural areas.
Today’s LED lights have no toxic chemicals, unlike conventional fluorescent bulbs which contain mercury, to name one. LED’s are 100% recyclable and will reduce your carbon footprint by a 1/3. One LED can save material and production of 25 conventional light bulbs.
LED lights are a great lighting solution for outdoor lighting and in places where exposure to rain and wind would render traditional lights inoperable.
LED’s produce close to no UV emissions or infrared light.
Novo Solar Systems is excited to announce that any new solar customer that purchases a 4kW solar panel system or more are eligible for $500 in LED lighting for their home or business. Having your home’s lighting switched to LED’s will reduce your payback time by up to 6 years.