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Factors to consider when selecting an LED Solution: Efficacy

The LED lighting industry is experiencing explosive growth, as manufacturers expand their offerings and improve the performance of LED components such as drivers and light engines. Given recent LED technological developments, and the drive towards greater energy efficiency, selecting an LED Solution for a specific commercial application is becoming more challenging than ever before.

With this in mind, we have drilled down into the important factors to consider when specifying an LED Solution, starting with efficacy….

What is efficacy?

The performance of an LED Solution (LED board, driver or light engine) is often measured in efficacy. Efficacy is the ratio of light produced to energy consumed, or lumens per watt. It is measured by the number of lumens, often referred to as brightness or light output, divided by the rate of energy consumed.

LEDs can produce two to three times the efficacy of fluorescent lights, and six to 10 times that of an incandescent light source, if operated effectively. Efficacy should therefore be an essential factor to consider when selecting an LED Solution such as a driver or light engine.

Why is efficacy important?

The increased efficacy of LED Solutions, such as light engines and drivers, allows for lower energy costs; this benefit combined with the longer lifespan can deliver a return on investment within two to five years. Efficacy is an important factor to consider when selecting a driver and light engine.

The evolution of LED efficacy

Impressive gains in the efficacy of LED (light emitting diode) lighting technology have been realized in the past decade, as evidenced by the high-performing products now being exploited in sectors such as retail, education, industrial and beyond. Such has been the impact of these gains, that the US Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that by 2020, commercial LEDs could be as energy efficient as 258 lumens per watt, which could lead to energy savings of as much as 90%.

As a market leader, we remain at the center of this revolution. Our boards, drivers and light engines are designed at the highest levels of efficacy, with every circuit maximizing its performance, consistently achieving over 170 lm/W. This has a significant positive impact on the overall efficiency, with reduced energy costs to the end-user.

 

If you would like further information about our LED Solutions range, please visit our LED Solutions page or contact our sales teams:

US: USsales@harvardtechnology.com / (001) 858-882-3844

UK/Europe: sales@harvardtechnology.com / +44 (0)113 383 1000

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