What makes lighting one of the most important aspects of any Commercial establishment is the fact that it can have a direct impact on the most crucial dimensions of buying decisions like value, aesthetics, performance, and user experience.
Being more visually appealing than the traditional lighting technologies, LEDs are also far more energy efficient. Companies that use LED lighting, report a 50 percent drop in their energy bill than they would have with conventional lights. The most cutting-edge LED downlights are presently being used in showrooms, shopping malls, experience centers and offices around the globe. High-intensity, focused light from recessed LED lighting allows focussing on the areas of interest to highlight them. Compared to the MR16 halogen lamp, which would have been traditionally used in these settings, the LEDs would approximately save 75 percent more power with a much longer life of 20,000 hours.
In most offices, T5 and T8 LED tube light series deliver an efficient replacement for the conventional fluorescent tube lights. High light output, anti-flicker, anti-glare and excellent heat dissipation are some properties to enhance work productivity, which makes them an effective lighting solution in office spaces.
With further advancements in LED technology, the range of future applications in the commercial sector is only expanding. We understand the growing need of not just cost-optimization and value-engineering in commercial applications, but also the importance of performance improvement. And keeping this in mind we have dedicated our R&D teams to architect affordable efficient LED lighting solutions for our clients, which allows them to harness ‘energy saving dividends’ from their investments in our products.
Having an optimum lighting solution for industrial spaces is important to ensure the safety of workers, and achieving adequate productivity levels. What makes this segment unique in terms of lighting, is the wide variety of its application and the enormous scope of innovation.
Given the unique characteristics of LED lighting technology, they are gaining popular grounds for Industrial lighting applications. Despite their higher initial investments in comparison to the popular fluorescents and halogen lamps, LEDs win hands-down when it comes to reliability, durability maintenance. The most attractive factors include their energy saving dividends and a long lifespan (can last as long as 50,000 hours). Unlike the previous decades, when energy costs from lighting had a minuscule role in making purchase decisions, recent impacts from climate change and sharply escalating energy prices have transformed the energy bills into one of the major cost drivers for the industries.
Now, speaking of another major headache is maintenance. In large industrial facilities with hundreds of traditional lights, servicing magnetic ballasts is cost and labor intensive. But, given the fact that LED lights use semi-conductors with electronic drivers, they require little to no maintenance. Additionally, this allows the integration of control features like photo-sensing and dimming for enhanced functionality. In conclusion, from a financial point-of-view, it makes sense to opt for LED lights because of their long service life and maintenance savings.
At IKIO, we always strive to be ahead on the innovation curve, ensuring that our clients get the right product offering and value for their investments. Hence, our R&D team is aimed to tirelessly design affordable lighting solutions to maximize energy savings without compromising on their quality and durability.
Multi-family Residential and Hospitality Lighting
Years of research have proven that indoor light and its quality has a significant influence on our mood and our ability to feel relaxed. At home, your lighting efforts aren't just driven by cost-effectiveness but more importantly by the preservation of colors and liveliness. IKIO’s multi-family residential and hospitality lighting solutions aim to make the switch to LED lighting an easy task.
In the present day, energy consciousness among homeowners has enabled the drastic rise of LED lighting solutions in America. There are now, more LED lighting options available in the market, than there ever have been for CFLs and incandescents. Besides being a good samaritan with its significant energy efficiency, they have a long life-span which is not affected by frequent switch on-offs. Most importantly, they are void of hazardous materials like mercury (most CFLs contain mercury) and certified by RoHS which ensures that your homes are free of indoor pollution from lights.
Now, let's talk about aesthetics. The compactness of LEDs allows lighting solutions to not just be in a traditional bulb shape but in all forms and sizes. Hence, providing unlimited applications to the user to add lights to their homes. Another aspect of aesthetics is color. LEDs come with a high Color Rendering Index (CRI); usually 80+ or 90+. This ensures your favorite colors look crisper and brighter even at night. Additionally, the advanced electronic driver circuitry of LEDs make them flicker-free, which allows the integration of advanced control features like sensing, CCT adjustments and dimming for enhanced functionality, making them clearly a better option for your numerous home lighting applications.
With the rapid expansion of the planet’s population, horticulture has become a necessary science to grow food even on non-arable lands. Whether in agriculture facilities housed indoors or in greenhouse settings, the potential of the LEDs in farming of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs is phenomenal.
The issue of rising energy costs in the field of horticulture looms large on its long-term growth and affordability. It is here that the LED lights come to the rescue. With high energy efficiency and low maintenance costs, it drastically ups the sustainability factor of horticulture. Now consider other benefits of LEDs like less heat generation and increased growth rates. Low heat from LED grow-lights means lower rates of evaporation, resulting in water savings. Whereas, spectral composition control abilities allow the LED lights to be customized specifically for crops with varied light wavelengths. All these factors contribute towards making solid-state grow lights a potent contender in protected agriculture vis-à-vis their traditional counterparts.
Hazardous Location Lighting
Lighting is an integral part of any business. And any business that operates in classified and hazardous environments, it is important to use Explosion Proof Lighting. Explosion Proof lights also called Hazard Location lighting is designed for use in areas where explosive and flammable gases such as hydrogen, methane, propane, and other hydrocarbons are present. Working in confined spaces or areas exposed to such environments can be very dangerous and hence this kind of lighting is imperative for such locations for the safety of workers and businesses.
The Insight Partners estimate that the Explosion Proof lighting market would grow to reach US$ 606 million by 2027 from US$ 250 million in 2018. Explosion Proof lighting plays a crucial role in the oil & gas industry. The US has a huge network of oil rigs in the North American continent as well as globally, which helped propel the market over the years. The Explosion Proof lighting systems are deployed for preventing the ignition of spark from the electrical equipment. Further, the usage of LED technology in the oil & gas refineries has aided in reinforcing safety measures for unpredictable work environments.
With more developments in LED technology, Explosion-proof LED lights have become a strong competitor to traditional fluorescent and HID counterparts, with its high efficiency and low operating costs. Companies in the oil and gas industry and the petrochemical industry are most likely to choose LED-based solutions because they offer higher quality and greater safety, moreover they are also very cost-effective to maintain. Explosion Proof LED lighting might be the only choice in the future as mercury-vapor lighting is being banned by governments worldwide.
The latest trend in the oil and gas industry shows a huge demand for LED Explosion Proof high bays, low bays and floodlights. This trend is primarily being seen in the cold weather climates of the Canadian Oil Sands projects and the Oil fields of Wyoming and Utah areas. These lights work really well in -15 degrees Celcius temperatures and are much more responsive than the fluorescents or Metal Halides counterparts.
Solar Outdoor Lighting
With an ever-increasing emphasis on the use of sustainable energy, the focus has been shifting to lighting solutions that are efficient and cut down on energy wastes. One such solution that has been gaining a significant amount of attention recently combines the sustainable benefits of renewable and free solar power with the energy efficiency of LED lights.
Solar power and LED lighting form the perfect combination, kind of like peanut butter and jelly. They work very well with each other to complement their best attributes. The sheer nature of solar power makes it a near-perfect solution for any outdoor lighting application from parking lots to street lights. Outdoor lighting is typically only needed during the night, which leaves the daytime for obtaining solar energy that can then be converted to electrical power and used in powering light sources at night. The benefits of solar power could be totally negated if implemented with inefficient lighting technologies. That’s what makes the combination of solar power and LED lighting one that has been gaining so much attention.