Tuesday, April 26, 2011

For high-power solutions for power failure

At present the industry's high-power lamps have been a power supply problems. Because the street's unique environment requires power, high efficiency, small size, light weight, waterproof, and several other features. Makes the high rate of power failure lights, and the higher power, the higher the failure rate!

Some of the current industry solution is:

         1. In the high power a few lights on the small power supply, so that the heat dispersion, the temperature of a single power supply is reduced, thereby reducing the failure rate of power supply. However, because the volume and appearance of the alignment, the customer is generally difficult to accept.

         2. using solid capacitors, where the most common failure is that the capacitor, and capacitor failure due to thermal breakdown. Solid capacitors in this area but does have the advantage of greater cost-high! But no obvious improvement!

3. seeking superior quality electronic components to increase power efficiency. This may seem simple, but difficult to achieve the short term!

4. increase the cooling fan


Switching power supply is actually a very mature product, in the widely used home appliances and many other fields. And street power than just a different application environment. In particular the need for street lights to increase the water!Through testing, the power in the street, because plastic irrigation, so that the heat inside the export and distribution of not timely. Makes the 150W power supply inside temperature is 80 ℃, and the 300W power supply inside temperature is 100.5 ℃. This is not measured heat production components and the temperature of hot concentrated area! Waterproof and heat is very contradictory, so that the power to face a major street conflicts - heat. If we can maintain the temperature of lamp power to 60 ℃ or so, it will, and is as stable and durable home appliances!


Since the street is the main contradiction power failure heat, then we should seize this idea contradiction:

1.        to improve the wiring inside the power supply in the irrigation plastic, because the thermal conductivity of the limited capacity of sealant. Therefore need to consider when wiring in the wiring and cooling problems. Capacitance is relatively weak, but do not produce their own heat. The main components are heat FET and transformer, but the two heat capacity is good, in theory at least higher than 40 ℃ or so. So we need to design the wiring capacitance components away from the heat, even with the heat protection (good capacitors do not produce their own heat.) The major components of the heat near the shell, is conducive to heat dissipation. This can guarantee the basic power of the "hot" issues are resolved!

2.        oil-cooling heat dissipation, which is a simple method is to soak in all the electronic components inside the insulating oil, the use of high thermal conductivity of liquid capacity of the convection of heat conduction to the outer shell heat. This method of direct and effective! But there are structural difficulties, such as seals,,, but if the design can still be a good solution!


Although all the questions may involve a number of areas, but as long as the grasp the principal contradiction, the problem will be solved! Lamp power supply problem is multifaceted, involving the quality of electronic components, circuit design, the performance of plastic irrigation, housing cooling capacity, waterproof design, but only one principal contradiction - heat.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Indoor Gardening With The UFO LED Grow Light

Indoor Gardening With The UFO LED Grow Light

LED Grow lighting is a fairly recent developing in indoor gardening lighting.  It takes the power of tiny LED lights and combines and configures them in such a way as to produce indoor light perfectly suited for growing plants.  There are many types of indoor gardening applications where the UFO LED grow light can be beneficial.

Seed Starting and the UFO LED Grow Light

Many different types of seeds benefit from the application of appropriate light during the seed germination process.  Seeds such as lettuce, mullein and evening primrose achieve germination only when light is applied.  If they are outside in the garden, they rely on natural sunlight, but if indoors, it is up to the gardener to apply the light they need.  The UFO LED Grow Lights is suited to this purpose, because it not only offers the bright light needed for germination, but in the case of lettuce, which requires cooler soil and air temperatures for germination to occur, the LED UFO grow light produces no heat.  This allows you to more easily control the air and soil temperatures so you can achieve the best germination rate for your seed.  You can do this without the added expense of fans and vents, which are typically used with other types of lighting.

Seedling To Mature Plant Growth and UFO LED Lights

The UFO LED grow light is especially popular with indoor gardening enthusiasts because it produces a very bright light.  When compared with other commonly used grow lights, such as high pressure sodium grow lamps, the UFO LED lighting typically puts out a more intense light than a 400 watt HPS grow bulb.  It is especially important that seedlings receive very bright light as they are growing, because without it they will develop weak, spindly stems as they struggle to reach the little light that is available. 

It is also important to understand the basics of color temperature and how that applies to plant growth and UFO LED lighting.  Color temperature is measured in kelvins, notated as K.  Lower color temperatures, in the 2200-2300K range are seen as warm colors like red and orange.  These are the colors that plants need for flower and fruit production.  Higher color temperatures in the 6000-6500K range are seen as cool colors such as blue, and these are suitable for vegetative growth.  Therefore, you want higher color temperature for seedlings, and lower color temperature for mature plants that you are trying to get to produce flowers or fruits.

The LED UFO grow light is ideal for all phases of plant growth because it utilizes only the light spectrum required by plants.  UFO LED lights also save money because they use no wasted light spectrums, such as green light.  UFO LED lights use less power than other common grow lights, and UFO LED lighting creates less pollution as well.  Finally, the LED UFO grow light has a long life of 80,000 or more useful hours.

Why Choose LED Grow Lights?

Why Choose LED Grow Lights
LED Grow Lights have increased in popularity during the last few years and have turned into a safe option to traditional Grow Lights. LED lighting is a good source of artificial light for your plants, and they're Eco friendly too. They may also offer your wallet a rest mainly because LED Grow Lights are so long-lasting and energy efficient. The first significant benefit of LED Lighting is the fact that they are so Eco friendly and efficient. Normal incandescent lighting contains mercury which is harmful to humans and also the environment. Mercury is among the worst pollutants and can cause an great deal of harm to humans, wildlife and plant-life. With LED lighting, that danger is avoided due to the fact there is no mercury, or any other heavy metals, contained within the lights. With all the talk about the environment suffering at the hands of humans, using an Eco friendly and energy saving LED Grow Light will help reduce your footprint on the environment. Grow lights like HPS and MH tend to run incredibly hot after only a couple of hours which is why a temperature control system is required if one wants to ensure the well being of the plants. Also, cooling systems are fairly expensive and not everybody knows the right way to operate them. That being said, LED Grow lights are extremely advantageous in this respect as they emit incredibly little heat. This indicates that even if they've been left on for several days, it'll be OK for you to touch them without burning your hand. And because a cooling system just isn't required, you can save a good deal of money on your electric bills if you make the switch to LED.

The second significant benefit of LED Grow Lights are that they are really long lasting and consume really very little power when compared to an HID system. It is estimated that the average LED Grow Light has roughly a 35,000-50,000 hour lifespan. Whenever you compare this to the 1,000-2,000 hour lifespan of incandescent lighting and you'll see just how much cash you will being throwing away when you choose to use standard Grow Lights. Why is the lifespan of LED lighting so high? Unlike conventional incandescent lighting, LED lights don't contain any filaments that can overheat and trigger the light to eventually burn out. Not only is this quite beneficial for local landfills, because it keeps metal halide lights out, but it also keeps money in your pocket. A third key benefit of LED Lighting is that the light they emit is designed to replicate specific wavelengths which are near the peak of the plants chlorophyll absorption levels. It's this targeted spectrum which help plants grow far more efficiently and produce more. Young plants or sprouts need to have light inside the blue spectrum to be able to grow. Adult plants which are ready to reproduce and bloom and/or fruit, require light a little more inside the red spectrum. So the bottom line is, while LED Grow Lights have not been around as long as standard HID, they're pound for pound the best choice for your money.

How the LED Grow Light Has Changed Indoor Grow Lighting

How the LED Grow Light Has Changed Indoor Grow Lighting

All plants need three things to grow and thrive, and they are light, food and water. Light is extremely important, because without appropriate light, the plant will not be able to perform photosynthesis and will not be able to create chemical energy, otherwise known as food, which it uses for growth. With this in mind, bright light is crucial for indoor gardening at all levels, whether for an avid home gardener or a commercial greenhouse grower. Indoor gardeners are enthusiastic about the new grow light called the  LED for many reasons.

The  LED grow lights will provide your plants with all of the light they need for excellent growth. Plants need more light from certain spectrums depending on their stage of growth. Plant grow lights come in different color temperatures, ranging from blues at one end of the spectrum and reds on the opposite end. Young plants need light in the blue spectrum for good growth, while mature plants that you want to produce fruit or flowers will thrive with light in the red and orange spectrum.

The  LED is unique in that you can control the red and blue light color temperature spectrums independently. This means that you can have a light that produces more red spectrum when needed, and more blue spectrum as you choose, and all from the same lighting unit. The grow light also offers six custom enhanced spectrums of LED light. This is unique in the world of LED grow lights.

The  LED grow lights is also highly cost efficient. The  LED, which are 270-watt LED grow lights, run on a fraction of the electricity needed to run 1,000-watt high intensity discharge grow lamps. The amazing  LED, however, produces three times the brightness of ordinary LED lights. This is a powerful phenomenon that results in luxuriant growth in plants grown with these types of LED grow lights.

Another convenient aspect of the  LED grow light is the wide coverage this grow light can achieve. Plants in a five foot square growing space will receive ample light from the  LED. Seven circuit boards within these lights offer the capability of light projection at several different angles to achieve this result.

Many gardeners find that ordinary grow lights tend to run hot. This means you have to purchase products to cool them so that they do not overheat. This is not the case with the  LED grow light. The  LED comes with built-in fans, keeping the unit cool while at the same time saving you the ordinary expense of air-cooled reflectors and ducting.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

LED Grow Light with Super Harvest Colors (NASA Red and Blue)

LED Grow Light with Super Harvest Colors (NASA Red and Blue). Introducing the L.E.D. Grow Light, a new revolution in the way we grow indoors, providing abundant harvests with a lower energy bill.

For the budding hobbyists, this LED Grow Light produces the best light wave spectrum to stimulate maximum plant growth. The CVHZ-G33 LED grow lights are designed to stimulate indoor and greenhouse plants by providing light in the frequencies that plants primarily use for critical biological processes. The NASA space program has proven that blue and red color LED's help to optimize plant growth and promotes plant health from the specific parts of the light spectrum in two ways: it enhances the natural process of photosynthesis and saves energy by not generating light in colors that plants do not use.

In this day and age, it is important to reduce waste in terms of heat and light. Conventional grow light systems run hot and use a lot of energy, this excess radiated heat output adds to the cost to cool your home or business. Producing much less heat than conventional grow lights, this energy-efficient LED Grow Light produces almost no appreciable heat and uses 1/3 the energy of a fluorescent system. Delivering only the light your plants need, your running costs will be reduced by minimizing waste, enabling you to save money on electricity.

These practical LED Grow Lights also have the benefit of being silent and unobtrusive. Lightweight with a flat base and 4 corner holes, this LED Grow Light can be hung wherever you want for maximum benefit. This is the ideal Grow Light for plant enthusiasts and plant breeders everywhere, so start spending more time enjoying the fruits of your labor with these incredible Grow Lights! Order yours today as a sample to see how good it really works and then buy in bulk to optimize your cost savings!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Revolutionary Way To Grow Plants By Using Led Grow Lights

Revolutionary Way To Grow Plants By Using Led Grow Lights

A light emitting diode better known as LED is a semiconductor light. These devices are used for lighting. These LEDs have many advantages such as low consumption of energy, small size, long life, immense durability, and dependability.

The advancement of science has permitted the production of cheap bright LED Grow Lights, which emit the wavelength of light similar to chlorophyll absorption limit. These are also called LED growing lights which are helpful for indoor plant growers. The indoor LED grow lights come in four different LED types to strike all four chlorophyll peaks.

These LED grow Lights are very helpful for gardening indoors, plant propagation, and for the production of food. These LED plant lights are helpful in many ways including:

*Lowering the cost: The LED grow light help in saving money compared to the ordinary bulb as it uses only six watt or nine watts of energy.

*Longer self-life: The expected self-life LED grow lights are twelve to eighteen years.

*Less wastage of heat: Even after hours of operation such lights are just warm to touch.

*Light weight: The LED flowering grow lights weigh less than a pound.

These LED planting grow lights are less fragile and pose fewer hazards to the environment.

If you want to have an indoor garden even when living in a place like Alaska or any extremity during the winter months, you can now have your dream garden blooming with the help of these LED grow Lights. You can also grow pepper, tomatoes, basils, roses, and plenty of other food producing plants all over the year.

Three Spectrums Of Light Which Can Be Used To Grow Plants:

These LED grow lights are available in blue, red, and a combination of blue and red, which can be used according to the growth cycle of the plant.

*Blue light: It is used for young seedlings and vegetables.
*Red light: It is used for leafy plants.
*Dual light: It can be used for mid-cycle plants.

These lights are a very good alternate when wanting to grow plants indoor without any botheration. They help a cold winter day to glow by growing plants inside. Such lights keep turning on and off everyday imitating as day and night. That is why they are also called as the intelligent LED lights.

Important Things To Keep In Mind When Buying LED Grow Lights:

Never be attracted to products which are cheap or where the quality of the product is compromised.

Always take into consideration the following points for your protection.

*Beware of any type of hidden cost.
*Don't make advance payments unless very sure of the company.
*Don't blindly follow what the site says.
*Look for quality of the product and its guarantee.
*Buy a licensed product.

ALL LED Grow Lights useful information

"LED Grow Lights Useful Information Guide" is meant to inform you what some of the more popular misconceptions are in regards to LED Grow Lights and what is factual vs. what sounds good to the general public.


1)  The LED wattage is of particular importance as many companies are using the 2W, 3W, 5W, 6W or even higher wattage LEDs and claiming that they are more powerful and thus creating a more productive flowering cycle.  The truth is that there is no more efficient LED than the High-Intensity 1W 10mm Diode.  The reason being is the input vs. output ratio drops off dramatically the higher wattage LED that is used, and the way you know this to be true is if you test your light with a voltage meter to see the actual power consumption of your light.  Our 90W UFO with all 1W Diodes draws between 80-85 watts depending on temperature, where a 90W UFO led lights comprised of all 3W Diodes will draw between 55-60 watts of consumption power.  The point is that it sounds good to hear a higher wattage LED being used, but the truth of the matter is that you are actually losing your overall power output by using these inefficient higher-wattage LEDs.

2)  The Brand name of the LEDs being used in lights is a popular marketing tool to advertise such brand names as Cree or Bridgelux.  The truth is that both Cree and Bridgelux both specialize in producing high Lumen LEDs that are used for commercial lighting like street lighting or commercial buildings.  Horticulture lighting is a specialty field and very few manufacturers in the world that produce LEDs lights that are appropriate for horticultural purposes.

3)  LED Lights that are significantly cheaper than other lights should raise a red flag right away.  The truth is that to use a precision LED that is an authentic 10mm (High-Intensity) 1W Diode is expensive, and to get around this cost issue, some companies use the 5mm diodes, which are significantly less powerful than the 10mm diodes, thus resulting in a poor performance.  There are a number of ways to skimp on the cost of manufacturing a quality LED Grow Light that produces results that are equivalent to HPS lighting, so beware of  low-priced LED Lights that sound too good to be true.

4)  The number of "Bands of Frequencies" used is of significant importance to photosynthetic activity.  There are 3 photosynthetic processes that occur; Chlorophyll A, Chlorophyll B & Carotenoids.  To address these processes you would need a minimum of 3 Bands, and to bring the full potential of your plants photosynthetic ability, you will need 2 of these Bands to be duplicated in more than on spectral output.   This is why we use 5 Bands in our lights, any more would be redundant and done so with an off-peak frequency.  Some companies advertise as much as 10 or 11 Bands, and although this sounds good in theory, in reality it is using the same principles that make an HPS light only capable of emitting 15% of absorbable light to your plants and this defeats the whole efficiency concept behind the use of LEDs.

5)  Lastly, the choice of which company to purchase your LED Grow Light is ultimately up to you and we try to provide you with as much detailed information as we can to help you make a more informed decision.  To better ensure you are getting what you pay for, make sure the company has been in business for several years and they offer a guarantee of performance and stand behind the product they are selling to the public.  The best way to really determine if you're buying a quality light is to talk to the company and ask questions.

When it comes to purchasing LED grow lights, we at ALL LED LLC know you have a plethora of choices available from many different sellers, all of whom claim that their products are the best available. While LED grow lights are definitely more power-efficient than the old generation of High-Pressure Sodium and Metal Halide bulbs, and will considerably lower your electricity bill, all LED grow lamps are not standardized and do not represent equal performance.  There are literally unlimited variables of wavelengths and ratios that can be employed into a light design, as well as the LEDs themselves and how they are powered.

ALL LED LLC wants you to know these facts before you decide:

Some manufacturers claim that their lamps are the brightest, and offer their specifications in lumens. A lumen, however, is a measure of light which is based upon human perception and not a true, accurate measure of the photosynthetic power of light at all. Indeed, while their light may appear to be bright to us, it might not be bright to plants at all; if the light does not consist of all the precision values (wavelengths) plants need to thrive. If a manufacturer advertises their light specifications in lumens, lux or candlepower, beware!

Plants also use many different bands of light for photosynthesis, and some bands of light which, while not photosynthetic to a plant, aid in healthy development, as well as flowering. Some of these photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic wavelengths are nearly outside the human range of perception, and do not seem as bright, even though they are nearly equal in power to the highly-visible bands. If these bands are neglected in favor of LEDs that appear bright to our eyes, plants will not develop correctly. This was a common complaint with early LED grow lamps that used only one or two different values of LEDs, but many manufacturers still design and produce lamps to these outdated specifications.

Oppositely, some manufacturers advertise a full-spectrum, and often include white, green, and yellow LEDs in their design. Many of these wavelengths, however, are inefficiently used by plants, if utilized at all. Plants have three main photosynthetic substances that react best at certain, precise wavelengths of light. When you look at plants in sunlight, most plants appear green, because the bluish-green through yellow-orange spectrum is the spectrum of light which most plants reflect. Reflected light is light which is not used by the plant! To address the use of white LEDs, almost all of them combine certain amounts of blue, red, and green light to produce what we see as white (visual purpose was the reason they were manufactured in the first place), but almost all of these white LEDs use wavelengths of these individual colors that are still nearly useless to plants.  Full spectrum advertisements SOUND good, but they are wasteful of the light you NEED and the electricity you pay for!

LED precision is of the UTMOST importance! If an LED output is even a fraction off of the plants necessary peak value, it can be extremely inefficient for photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic processes. Some manufacturers use less-expensive LEDs that seem close enough to the numerical peak, when, in fact, their chosen values may need up to 10 times (or more) as many LEDs to do what ONE LED of peak-value efficiency will do!  ALL LED LLC has scoured the globe to find the EXACT peak values that plants utilize. Only right on is close enough for us!  (And it should be for you as well!)

As you shop, you will also notice that some manufacturers advertise that they are using 5 and 10 watt LEDs in their products. While these LEDs are certainly showy and brighter than their 1 and 3 watt counterparts, they are also very power-inefficient. Higher-wattage LEDs create more heat, so much of the electricity they consume goes toward the manufacture of that heat, and the sad truth is that they do not put out nearly the proportion of light to the power consumed as the 1 and 3 watt LEDs. Depending on LED manufacturing differences, some 5W LEDs put out LESS light than the best 3W LEDs!  (Also, it should be noted that, for the wavelengths of light plants can best use, very few of these wavelengths are available in LEDs rated higher than 1 and 3 watts!)  Ironically, products that use higher-wattage LEDs to produce the same amount of light as 1W and 3W-based units are also much more costly to manufacture, and that cost gets passed down to you as the consumer many times over: once at the time of purchase, and again, every time you pay your electricity bill!

Lastly, many knockoff imitators manufacture lamps that may look like ours, or might actually differ in case color, shape, or style. These sellers claim to be just as good or better, but they rely on cheap gimmicks in order to try to stand out from the rest. (One maker even offers a black case, and black ABSORBS light!)  If you do your research, it will become very clear as to who is for real and those who are just reselling some cheap imported light to take advantage of a very promising industry.

Friday, April 1, 2011

2011 China Semiconductor led Lighting Technology and Application Forum held in Shanghai

2011 China Semiconductor Lighting Technology and Application Forum (fourth) and the China-star hotels LED lighting

design and the classic case reports will be March 30 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center Hall at W5.   

    According to this forum by the China Semiconductor LED Lighting Association Professional Committee, by the Professional Committee and the extension SOTA Pu Semiconductor Industry Research Institute in collaboration with the Chinese Association for semiconductor lighting according to Tang Guoqing, director of the committee to do his opening statement, Chairman of China Association of Lighting a leader Chen Yansheng speech .   


     Speech Jia Binya Research Information Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. General Manager David Lee spoke on "Aspects of China's semiconductor lighting industry," he said booming global semiconductor lighting, semiconductor lighting industry in China grew rapidly, increasing the global share. LED of the three main cell phone, large-size backlight and lighting applications, LED China 2011 to 2012 industrial packaging applications continue to maintain double-digit growth, China LED lighting applications will reach more than 50% annual growth rate is expected in 2011 800 billion yuan. China's semiconductor lighting investment hot substrate, the substrate materials, is investing a large capital investment in 2010 reached 6.5 billion yuan, planning production capacity of 20 million or more. Capital market in China's semiconductor led lighting hot, closing the end of 2010, China's semiconductor lighting nearly 60 listed companies related to semiconductor led lighting based business market exceeded one hundred billion yuan.   

Professor Chen Jinxin as "OLED lighting: China's Opportunities and Challenges" lecture topic

    Subsequently, the Haiming Kai Lighting Sales Co., Ltd. Sales Director Mr. Wang Qiulang introduced the "LED lights hotel lamps replace the outreach program, "the legend of its information on the comparative wealth of detailed and has a high practical. After the Shanghai Modern Design Group Consultants General Engineering Division Li Guobin, Philips technology program manager Wu Peng, China, Shanghai era lighting electrical testing in Chen Chao, Managing Director, Optical Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Dalian nine years Zhanjia Zhang Deputy General Manager of Sales and other speakers have brought great value, very rich speech content. Shanghai Jiaotong University Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering School of chair professor Chen Jinxin speech topic is "OLED lighting: the opportunities and challenges in China," he pointed out that by 2020, to apply the term, general lighting, display lighting and backlit about OLED lighting each 35%, 25% and 25%, he also stressed the start of this year is the first year of OLED, OLED will be a difference in the future.

LED Lights Delta 2011 continues to strengthen SLBU

Delta Group is the world's largest provider of switching power supplies and DC brushless fans, as well as a major source for power management solutions, components, visual displays, industrial automation, networking products, and renewable energy solutions.



Delta Group has sales offices worldwide and manufacturing plants in Taiwan, China, Thailand, Mexico, India and Europe. As a global leader in power electronics, Delta's mission is, "To provide innovative, clean and efficient energy solutions for a better tomorrow." Delta is committed to environmental protection and has implemented green, lead-free production and waste management programs for many years.


With strengths in multiple core technologies and global distribution, Solid-state led Lighting Business Unit (SLBU) provides not only high-performance products of high quality and marketable price, but also continuously offers new developments to partners to achieve together energy-saving Led lighting businesses.  Product application includes roadway lighting, indoor consumer and commercial lighting, and architectural lighting.  2010 SLBU achieved shipments of 1.2 million led lamps, 20,000 outdoor lighting fixtures, and 22 projects for architectural design and fixture offering, demonstrating its in-depth design and manufacturing capabilities.

LED Lighting for Exhibit Spaces and Gift Shop

A Smithsonian Affiliate and One of the Country’s Premier Aerospace Museums Has Chosen MSi Led lighting. This Lights Efficient, High Quality Output is so Good it Surprises the Museum’s Chief Building Engineer.

Recently the San Diego Air and Space Museum picked MSi led lights as replacements for the hot and inefficient tungsten halogen Lighting that were being used in their exhibit spaces. This Smithsonian affiliate museum is home to many historically important and rare aircraft including a British Spitfire, a Navy F6F Hellcat and the A4 Skyhawk jet fighter.

As MSi sales representative Daniel Stern explains MSI Led lighting is so good it even fooled the trained eye of the museums chief building engineer. “He had viewed my demonstration of our newest lights and immediately agreed to their purchase. As we were walking out he pointed to the gift shop and said that he wanted to replace those halogen lights next. Little did he know the independent management company that operated the gift shop had replaced the halogen lighting with MSi iPAR38’s last November. For over five months he had not noticed any difference in light output between the old halogen lights and the new MSi LED’s. Great testimony to the advancements MSi has made in LED lighting.”

LED lighting offers many advantages over tungsten halogen lighting traditionally found in museums - chief among them are cost savings in energy and maintenance. LED lights consume far less energy and produce almost no heat meaning reduced cost for both electricity and cooling. Museums will also realize savings in the costs of light replacement. A typical tungsten halogen light burning 12 hours a day will need replacement every four months. The equivalent LED light burning 12 hours a day can last up to 13 years.  Tough LED lighting can also withstand the constant repositioning that is required by museum’s changing exhibitions.

Further advantages of LED lighting include its ability to be dimmed without any shift in its color spectrum. This allows museums to increase or lower lighting for changing exhibitions without altering the color temperature of the light being produced. LED’s also provide a more focused light without any of the irregularities that occur when the tungsten halogen light passes through the lamp’s lens.

But perhaps the biggest advantage to using MSi LED lighting in museums is its contribution to the preservation of the objects that is housed there. Materials such as paints and fabrics can suffer damage and fading as a result of the ultraviolet and infrared light waves that are produced by tungsten halogen lighting. The light emitted by LED’s contains neither of these harmful wavelengths that can result in damage to priceless works of art.

“The color rendering index of newest LED’s will now meet or exceed that of the traditional tungsten halogen lighting,” said Bruce Johnson, MSi managing partner. “That means that museums can now realize all the cost savings and preservation benefits of LED lighting while allowing visitors to view objects and colors the way they were intended to be seen.”