Differences between halogen and LED lighting
LED lighting has been gaining popularity for several years, displacing halogen bulbs. Why is it worth following this trend and what are the benefits of choosing modern technology LED modules - to these and many other questions we answer in our article.
Halogen bulbs - the beginning
Halogen lighting, which emerged in the early 2000s, has long triumphed and featured in almost every home, being considered much more energy efficient than incandescent models. Indeed, the halogen system is an improved version of traditional incandescent lamps, which were equipped only with a so-called filament, not protected in any way against rising temperatures, quickly overheated and eventually burned out.
Traditional light bulbs are nowadays a relic, which did not provide an appropriate level of interior lighting and was equally problematic in terms of disposal. Not surprisingly, halogen systems, still a part of equipment in many Polish households, fared much better against their background.
Special features of halogen lamps
The interior of a halogen bulb, in contrast to its predecessor, is filled with a noble gas - usually with an admixture of iodine or other halogens - causing the tungsten filament to undergo regeneration processes on an ongoing basis and the gas itself is converted into clean energy. The result of these actions is longer life and better efficiency of the bulb, which does not have to be replaced so often, as well as very good quality of light.
Halogen bulbs offer up to 2,000 hours of life and about 20% less energy consumption than their predecessors. However, with the huge changes that LED lighting brings, halogens no longer fare so well.
Advantages of LED lighting
Today, the world of lighting is led by LED modules technology. This most energy-efficient and convenient solution is available, among others, in the form of single bulbs or strips, which can be conveniently and easily fixed anywhere in the house: in the recesses of partitions or under the bathtub. LED strips come in many color variations.
Comfort of installation and use is not the only advantage LED. These lights are characterized by extremely long life, small size, and the ability to control brightness and color light. In this way, it easily adapts to the natural biorhythm of users, directly affecting their emotions, well-being and mood. One of such lamps is Sizzano, which Multi LED technology allows the selection of 4 luminous flux and power settings, increasing its versatility and functionality while reducing the number of indexes to the necessary minimum. The luminaire has been appreciated in the competition Red Dot 2022 for high-end design and energy-efficient, innovative technological solutions.
LED one step further
There are more and more lamps on the market equipped with advanced LED modules that provide high quality light both indoors and within the street infrastructure. A perfect example is the family of lamps Tiara LED and Tiara LED Profrom Lena Lighting, which intelligently illuminate the streets and are compatible with the ClueCity remote management system.
Thanks to such measures, the savings of Tiara LED equipped municipalities reach a significant level of 70%, and the ClueCity system itself, as well as its counterpart created for interiors, ClueIn, allow for intuitive operation of lamps adapted to the current needs of users: the diurnal cycle, natural biorhythm, providing excellent working conditions during the day and night.
Light-emitting diodes generate light not with a filament, but with a semiconductor, e.g. gallium arsenide. In this way, their efficiency is significantly extended (the life span of LED light sources is between 20,000 and 50,000 hours), which translates into a reduction in the generation of electrical waste.
In addition, LED lighting, unlike halogen lighting, is energy efficient. They are characterized by high energy efficiency: despite the very low consumption of electricity, they are able to achieve maximum power. LED bulbs, to achieve a parametric lighting effect as their traditional counterparts, use more than 50% less electricity.