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LEDspan will be attending this years Facilities Management Ireland event in the RDS on March 5th and 6th at stand D09. The FM Ireland exhibition is the largest gathering of suppliers and service providers in the country. FM Ireland provides you with the opportunity to see and hear the latest in New Ideas, New Technologies, Best Practice, Products, Services, Suppliers and Solutions that can help deliver safe and secure working environments that are cost effective and which add value to an organisation. LEDspan will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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Before moving forward with any LED lighting upgrade consider the following:

LED lighting can be an expensive option, so make sure that the long life, operating costs and light quality benefits outweigh the initial costs.

To make the most out of an LED lighting upgrade, make sure the LED option can meet and even exceed the performance of the existing lighting it is replacing. These needs include light delivery, light distribution and colour quality.

Think carefully about the location of fixtures and where they are needed.

Consider the product design. Customer-oriented businesses, like restaurants and retail stores, may find LED lighting aesthetics particularly important.

For employees, light quality is an important influence on performance. It is vital to understand how the LED upgrade option could potentially affect staff and customers alike.

Upgrading to LED is ideal in the following situations:

  1. Where the directional source efficacy and optical efficacy can be improved. Such as downlights, troffers, flood lights and street lights.
  2. Where energy and maintenance costs are high.
  3. Applications that benefit from “white light” and improved uniformity such as warehousing, street and area lights.
  4. Where there are environmental constraints, such as mercury restrictions, light pollution or green building requirements.
  5. Applications involving cold temperatures, such as cold storage and outdoor locations like parking lots, roads and service stations.
  6. Applications that need instant-on/off lights that are activated by occupancy sensors or security situations.
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Hazardous Area Zones and Equipment Categories

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The IK (Impact Protection) rating is a code which is used to measure the durability of a specific fixture and the amount of impact it can withstand. IK ratings help classify products by their resistance to impact (kinetic energy). A fixtures IK rating is important when choosing a fixture based on the environment in which it will be used. Analysing the risk of impact is one component in deciding what fixture to use based on its IK rating. For areas of low risk an IK rating of IK07 and below is normally enough. IK08 and above is recommended for fixtures that bare a potential risk of impact, such as public areas internal and external, schools, construction sites and portable equipment.

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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 dust tight. 2nd number 0. No protection. 1. Protected against dripping liquid. 2. Protected against dripping liquid when tilted up to 15° from vertical. 3. Protected against spray when tilted up to 60° from vertical. 4. Protected against splashing from all directions. 5. Protected against jets from all directions. 6. Protected against strong jets and waves sufficient not to cause harm. 7. Protected against temporary immersion. 8. Protected against continuous immersion.

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Led Span News by Dmolloy - 2w ago

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 the level of protection from moisture. LEDspan has a large range of lighting products and our most common IP rating is IP65. IP65 Totally dust-tight and protected from jets in all directions.

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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 workplace could have a negative impact on productivity. Opting for cooler LED lighting not only saves energy but also increases the productivity of employees.
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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 %. A B10 rated life of 1,000 hrs means that 10% of the tested products failed and 90% lasted 1,000 hours. LED light sources have other important factors to consider. Lumen-maintenance life. “the elapsed operating time at which the specified % of lumen depreciation or lumen maintenance is reached, in hrs.” Rated lumen-maintenance life. “the elapsed operating time over which an LED light source will maintain the % (p) of its initial light output.” Rated lumen-maintenance life is measured in hrs with the % of light output denoted as (Lp). L70 of 50,000 hrs means the tested LEDs produce 70% of the initial light output at 50,000 hrs. The light output from all light sources decreases over time. LED modules slowly dim over time. Designers take this into account when designing a lighting layout. LEDspan Products = L70/B10.

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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 and adaptable than traditional lighting.
9. Reduce the risk of fire compared to traditional lighting.
10. They will lower your carbon footprint.

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Led Span News by Dmolloy - 2w ago
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 brightness is no longer relevant. Lumens per Watt (lm/W) is a way to measure the efficacy of lights by measuring the total light output in Lumens divided by the power in Watts. The higher the Lumens per Watt (lm/W ) figure, the higher the efficiency and the lower the running costs.

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