LED Emergency Lights
Are struggling to decide on an emergency lighting system?
Certainly, there are many things to consider when choosing an Emergency Led Lighting system. How will the lights look? What will the neighbors think? How bright are the lights? How sustainable are the light bulbs? Are they energy efficient? What will the maintenance be like? What are the prices like? Where can one get the best deal?
With all this to keep in mind, it is not surprising that for many people, choosing an emergency lighting system seems like a daunting and difficult, if not completely impossible, task. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, there are really only two main options for lighting systems, LED Emergency Lights and strobe lights. While strobe lights are doubtlessly flashier, having made their introduction to mainstream America on the club scene, LED lights are quite simply the more practical, preferable choice due to their cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency, their fabulous brightness and adaptability.
Strobe lights, or stroboscopic lamps, used to be the more popular choice in emergency lighting because of their low initial cost. However, in recent years, LED Emergency Lights, or light- emitting diodes, have vastly outshined strobe lights. LED lights have become extremely popular and are used in everything from remote controls to LCD high definition televisions, electric clocks to traffic lights. LED lights are more energy efficient, simpler to maintain, brighter and easier to handle.
The secret to LED lights’ many benefits lies in their design. LED Emergency Lights are unique because they do not require a filament to transmit electricity. This is noteworthy because a light bulb’s filament generates heat, which is a waste of energy for a light source whose sole purpose is to give off light. The bulb’s dependence on the filament also acts as a death warrant because as soon as the filament burns out, the light bulb can no longer be used and must be replaced.
LED lights, however, are free of the burdens of a filament. They require very little electric current because no energy is wasted on generating unnecessary heat. LED lights are extremely reliable and can last 50,000 hours or more1 which translates to years and years of continual light. With the energy efficiency of LED lights, you can save approximately “7 percent of your electric bill.”2 Since they last for so long, over time LED lights are more economical than strobe lights.
Indeed, because LEDs have such a long lifecycle, they are incredibly simple to maintain. There are no power packs or tubes to replace, and as mentioned, the bulbs last practically forever so they rarely need to be changed. Moreover, LED Emergency Lights are less heavy than strobe lights so when the moment eventually comes to change the light, it will be much easier.
LED light bulbs are a great choice for emergency lighting for other reasons. First of all, they are incredibly bright which is undoubtedly an important factor when choosing a lighting source. LED lights have an intense color spectrum, which makes the color recognizable even in an outdoors environment. Additionally, LED lights can do pretty much anything. They are incredibly versatile. They are able to emit both a quick strobe- like flash and a slower halogen flash, so they can be programmed to display a wide range of different flash patterns.
LED lights are an incredibly efficient emergency light source. They are energy efficient, a plus for your wallet (and a bonus for the environment); long lasting (no muss, no fuss); bright and lightweight; and very customizable. With all this in mind it is not surprising that many fire and police departments choose LED lighting. It is perfectly clear why they are the preferred emergency lights for modern home- and business owners in the know. Some even call them “the perfect technology.”3