When it comes to construction lights, there are a lot of options out there. Since construction projects typically take a long time and are done in less than optimal situations and environments, it is of great importance that the lighting provided is reliable, efficient, and of course, cost effective. Not to mention, construction work lights are essential in order for the job to get done quickly and accurately, and to keep the crew as safe as possible while they do it.
LED lighting is the best choice for temporary construction lighting, solar towers, and portable construction lights. Check out these reasons why:
1. Long Bulb Life
You wouldn’t think that the labor involved with replacing, testing, and buying incandescent bulbs is significant, but it really is. With LED bulbs, you will rarely have that problem — if ever. Good-quality LED bulbs can have a useful life of 25,000 hours or more — meaning they can last more than 25 times longer than traditional light bulbs. That is a life of more than three years if run 24/7. And chances are you won’t be running them that often, so the bulbs will last you even longer.
2. Energy Efficiency
You’ve probably already heard about how efficient LED lights are, but it is definitely a point that deserves reiterating. When you consider that today’s LED bulbs can be six to seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights and cut energy use by more than 80%, it becomes clear why. For those who are environmentally concerned, LEDs use energy far more efficiently with little heat wasted, unlike incandescent bulbs, which release 90% of their energy as heat .
3. Very Durable
LEDs are very durable and are built with extremely sturdy components. They are highly rugged and can withstand tough conditions — which makes them perfect for outdoor construction work, especially at night and in less than optimal conditions. It’s worth noting that LED lights are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impacts. They are perfect for lighting systems that will have heavy exposure to weather, wind, rain, external vandalism, and traffic-related exposure.
So, think twice before you buy incandescent bulbs for those portable construction lights or solar towers!