One World Solar LED Lighting
Reap the benefits of LED lighting fixtures and achieve a new level of performance, styling, efficiency, flexibility and control of light with state of the art lighting solutions.
The quest to reduce our carbon footprint and the resulting increase in market demands for energy-efficiency is driving a revolution in lighting. Due to their power savings, aesthetics and eco-friendliness, LEDs are the preferred light source for the next-generation of fixtures in architectural, retail, commercial, and residential lighting applications.
One World Solar lighting solutions include a broad portfolio of optical technologies and system-level support for optical design, thermal management, power delivery and manufacturing to enable a new generation of high-efficiency lighting fixtures with precise ray angle control and the ultimate freedom of design. With the combination of world-class intellectual property and design support for complete, customizable, light fixtures, One World Solar LED lighting solutions deliver the maximum amount of light precisely where it is desired.
More light where you want it
Luminous efficacy, measured in lumens per watt (lm/W), is an important metric when determining the efficiency of a light fixture, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. In order to truly maximize the amount of light delivered to a desired area with the least amount of energy required, designers must focus on the application efficiency of the fixture. Application efficiency is the percentage of light delivered to the targeted area as it relates to the total light output of the fixture. In order to achieve high application efficiency, a fixture must combine high luminous efficacy with the ability to direct as much of the emitted light to the desired surface, or area, as possible.
By providing 92 to 95% optical efficiency and precise ray angle control, One World Solar LED lighting solutions enable edge-lit LED light fixtures with the highest application efficiency. Through the use of flexible edge-lit technology, One World Solar LED lighting solutions offer unparalleled freedom of design ushering in a new era of cost-effective, highly-efficient, and beautiful lighting.
The future of household lighting will soon be the wide spread adoption and use of white energy efficient LED light bulbs. Though the present market for finished white LED products is geared mainly towards enthusiasts and early-adopters, the efficiency and cost effectiveness of LED lighting systems will drive demand for more affordable LED lights. Opto-electronics is an exciting area and we predict, that in the near future, white LED lighting applications will be powerful and cheap enough to replace incandescent lighting for everyday use in our homes, in street lights, outdoor signs, and offices.
Advantages of LED Lights
The operational life of current white LED lamps is 100,000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of 50% operation. The long operational life of an led lamp is a stark contrast to the average life of an incandescent bulb, which is approximately 5000 hours. If the lighting device needs to be embedded into a very inaccessible place, using LEDs would virtually eliminate the need for routine bulb replacement.
There is no comparison between the cost of LED lights vs. traditional incandescent options. With incandescent bulbs, the true cost of the bulb is the cost of replacement bulbs and the labor expense and time needed to replace them. These are significant factors, especially where there are a large number of installed bulbs. For office buildings and skyscrapers, maintenance costs to replace bulbs can be enormous. These issues can all be virtually eliminated with the LED option.
The key strength of LED lighting is reduced power consumption. When designed properly, an LED circuit will approach 80% efficiency, which means 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light energy. The remaining 20% is lost as heat energy. Compare that with incandescent bulbs which operate at about 20% efficiency (80% of the electrical energy is lost as heat). In real money terms, if a 100 Watt incandescent bulb is used for 1 year, with an electrical cost of 10 cents/kilowatt hour, $88 will be spent on electricity costs. Of the $88 expense, $70 will have been used to heat the room, not light the room. If an 80% efficient LED system had been used, the electricity cost would be $23 per year – there would be a cost savings of $65 on electricity during the year. Realistically the cost savings would be higher as most incandescent light bulbs blow out within a year and require replacements whereas LED light bulbs can be used easily for a decade without burning out.