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Based on the data provided by the US Energy Information Administration, 461 billion kwh of electricity is consumed yearly for lighting. By switching to energy efficient LED lighting you can easily reduce the overall consumption by approximately 60-70%. LED lights utilizes Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to emit light, the advantages of LEDs is the reduction in energy consumption as LEDs do not require large amounts of wattage to power. Unlike the incandescent light which wastes 90% of energy it consumes and turns it to excessive heat, LEDs have efficiency up to 90% which is converted to light output. The reduction in excessive heat will also help reduce heating costs in buildings and homes with LEDs. Unlike Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) which contains hazardous Mercury, LEDs do not contain any harmful or dangerous substances. The lifespan of LEDs exceed Incandescent lights 25:1 while holding a longer lifespan (3:1) compared to a CFL.

The technological advantages of LEDs are quite simple, the components needed to have a finished and functional LED lighting product are as follows: LEDs, Optics, Driver, Base and Heat Sink. Each of the parts are crucial components in having a quality LED product. The Driver is the most critical component in an LED light bulb/fixture, it's role is to maintain and control the current (options ranging from 6V-277V) while providing the appropriate wattage needed to power the LEDs at it's optimal efficiency without overheating the LEDs. The LED's is the 2nd most critical component, it is essentially the Light of the LED light bulb. The LED's quality controls the correlated color temperature (CCT) which allows you to choose the color of light you would like, ranging from 2200K (very warm white - incandescent color) to 6500K (very cool white - CFL). The LED's also controls the amount of lumen (lm) emitted which is the measurement of light output. The Heat sink acts as a ventilation system for the LEDs, its unique designed which is specified to the application it will be used it extracts heat away from the LEDs which prolong's the LED's lifespan but also injects cool air to maintain the juncture temperature. The Optics controls the spread of light emitted from the LEDs, with options ranging from 10 Degrees to 300 degrees depending on the application and where it needs to be disbursed. Finally the Base is the simplest yet very important component, it is the connection point where the LED bulb/fixture is connected to the grid or even off grid to allow current to flow to the LED. The Base can be made in many if not all current lighting forms such as Edison Base, GU Base, T, etc.

Compared to all the current technologies available in the lighting industry, the first and most important factor is energy consumption/savings. Incandescent are the most common yet not efficient when comparing the wattage consumed to the output provided. LED's can provide the same equivalent output (lumens) while consuming 80% less energy. (ex: 60W incandescent would be replaced with a 7W A60 LED). There has been a push with CFL's to replace Incandescent their selling point is the efficiency which is better than an Incandescent, however it is not as comparable to LEDs. Aside from the dangers of Mercury leaks, CFLs boast a 7:1 lifespan over Incandescent. LEDs do not contain any dangerous components and actually has a lifespan of 3:1 over CFLs which is equivalent to a 22:1 lifespan over Incandescent. CFLs have limitations in the CCT (color) options to choose from as well as directional focus. LEDs is the solution to all the downfalls of current lighting technologies in the industry.

LED lighting has been a lighting solution for multiple years now, only since 2005 has it begun to pickup steam with more general interest from mainstream consumers. All products manufactured by my company, Light Emission Technology has passed UL / ETL testing laboratories as well as meeting FCC, CE, DLC and Energy Star certifications. The factors that can affect the performance of LEDs are water and heat. Since LEDs are sensitive to heat, it is essential that the drivers are functioning properly to protect the LEDs from getting damage due to heat generated by the current. Most efficient drivers have a mechanism which shuts it off if the heat gets to a certain point to protect the LED. Since heat is an issue with LEDs, most designs have open fins or gaps to allow air flow which poses a potential problem with water getting into the LED bulb/fixture and corroding the LEDs. Our company has multiple solutions which can address and avoid these potential issues, we have a water proof Energy Star PAR line which can be used outdoors and have a highly efficient driver to maintain the heat in the bulb while the design prevents water from entering the bulb.

The LED products which Light Emission Technology can provide would fit into any workplace/location. Since each location has it's own requirements we would simply choose from our variety of products which will meet the requirements of the facility. The ideal working conditions for LEDs would be a dry cool location, however with our innovative products we can even provide lighting solutions for locations considered to be damp/wet location (such as a shipyard). There are no constraints in the necessary cost of energy to make LED technology effective but as cost per KWH increase the ROI (Return on Investment) decreases exponentially. The average ROI for any given project is roughly 2.5 years dude to the higher initial cost of purchasing LEDs but the minimal energy consumption and longer lifespan reduces the cost to power your lights.

Currently we have a variety of customers/end users spread out within all sectors using LED lights. We have warehouse managers using our T8 Liner LED tubes (T8 Florescent tube equivalent) lighting their warehouse with energy reduction of 50%. We have had testing laboratories evaluate the performances of our LED products and have gotten certifications by Energy Star as well. The value GPG adds to the product is the network and influence to push the boundaries and jump into the 21st century where LED is the lighting solution. It is safe, efficient and saves the end user on electricity cost but also reduces the overall consumption of energy which trickles down to reducing carbon emissions of coal, gas, oil used to produce electricity.

CFLs boast a 7:1 lifespan over Incandescent, LEDs actually has a lifespan of 3:1 over CFLs which is equivalent to a 22:1 lifespan over Incandescent. With a longer lifespan the reduction in hired electricians to switch out dead bulbs is a major cost saver for many end users. The primary issue with energy consumption is the concept of less, many end users do not want to settle for less or reduce their consumption. With current energy consumption in the US, we can simply reduce it in half if we asked every citizen to only use their lights half the time. Realistically that may never happen, however with LED technology the energy consumption of each product is significantly lower than their comparable substitutes. The end user does not necessarily reduce their usage but still reduce their true energy consumption.

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