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Ingress Protection Ratings

IP Ratings 1st number 0. No protection. 1. Protection from solid objects greater than 50mm in diameter. 2. Protection from solid objects greater than 12.5mm in diameter. 3. Protection from solid objects greater than 2.5 mm in diameter. 4. Protection from solid objects greater than 1mm in diameter. 5. Protected from sufficient dust not to could cause harm. 6. Totally…

IP Ratings

IP Ratings (“Ingress Protection”) Ingress: The unwanted introduction of water, foreign bodies, contaminants, etc. IP ratings are used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of products against the intrusion of foreign bodies and moisture. The numbers that follow IP each have a specific meaning. The first number indicates the degree of ingress protection from foreign bodies. The second number indicates…

LED Light and Productivity

Companies that understand what drives productivity, produce better products, offer better services and generate higher revenue. One factor influencing productivity light. Cooler light makes workers more productive. The impact is substantial. Though the cost of a lighting renovation project could seem daunting, the energy savings and productivity gains, more than make up for the investment. Ignoring proper lighting in your…

The rated life of a light source

LEDspan’s LEDs have a life expectancy of 70,000 hrs. If you use your lights for 10 hrs a day, 5 days a week, LEDspan’s lights will last over 26 yrs. The rated life of a light source is an estimate of average operational life. The measurement for “rated life” is (Bp) and is measured in hrs, where (p) is a…

LED lighting has many advantages apart from saving you money!

Here are LEDspan’s 10 other reasons to switch to LED.

LEDs…

1. Are recyclable and less harmful to the environment.
2. Cause little or no light pollution.
3. Require very little maintenance as they are long-lasting.
4. Do not attract bugs and insects.
5. Have no annoying humming noises.
6. Immediately switch-on fully with no warm-up time.
7. Do not emit radio frequency interference.
8. Are more durable, flexible…

WATTS vs LUMENS

Lumens is the “new” way of knowing the brightness of a lamp.
Lumens = Light Output. Watt = Power.
The higher the lumen rating the “brighter” the lamp.

With LED technology, more light output (Lumens) can be achieved with less power (Watts). As technology improves, more Lumens will be produced using even less Watts. As a result, using Watts as a guide to…

LED Light Colour Temperature

LED light colour temperature is measured in Kelvin, K. Light fixtures are found in colour temperatures on the Kelvin scale of between 2700K (extra warm incandescent), 3000K (warm white halogen) and 3500K (white fluorescent). Colour temperatures of 4000K (natural white) are typically used for commercial, industrial, hospital and cleanroom applications, as the light is bright and has a bluish daylight…

Why LED Retrofits – are leading the way!

In recent years, innovation in the lighting sector has focused on LED lighting in the commercial, industrial and residential sectors. The trend towards LED lighting is pushing lighting companies to produce smart and interesting designs for much different application with potential for longevity and efficiency above traditional lighting.

In the Biotech & Pharmaceutical Sectors Facility Managers are open and excited about…

LEDspan lead the way in critical cleanroom production areas with Altair Series

LEDspan’s newly designed Altair Series was manufactured to match the UV light requirements in particular cleanroom areas.  Where light is critical the new LEDspan plate ensures the correct level of UV light is produced at all times in the production area.

The Altair plate has efficiencies of between 169-176lm/W after driver losses. The plate was designed and tested until the optimal…