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LED technology

The LED or Light Emitting Diode is a type of solid state lighting (SSL) and was first proposed in Russia during the 1920s and introduced in America as a practical electronic component in 1962. They were initially used as simple indicator lamps and then in the displays in electronic watches and calculators in the early 1970s.

Today the LED is being used in a variety of applications from traffic lights to wide screen televisions. LED technology has advanced such that it is now a viable alternative to traditional lighting products offering significant reductions in energy consumption and an increased light life span.

The advantages include:

  • High efficiency - LEDs reliably offer 75 lumens or more per watt of output;
  • Small size - provides design flexibility, arranged in rows, rings, clusters, or individual points;
  • High durability - LEDs, being solid state components, are difficult to damage with external shock, unlike fluorescent and incandescent bulbs which are fragile;
  • On/Off time - LEDs light up very quickly, typically our LED lights will achieve full brightness in less than 1 second from switch on;
  • Life span - LEDs have a service life of at least 50,000 hours and potentially far in excess of this to 80,000 hours;
  • Slow failure - LEDs dim over time, rather than the abrupt burn-out of incandescent bulbs;
  • Environmental benefits - unlike fluorescent and most HID technologies, LEDs contain no hazardous mercury or halogen gases making end of life disposal easier;
  • No UV or IR – LED’s have virtually no Ultraviolet (UV) or Infrared (IR) emissions unlike more traditional lighting. Prolonged exposure to UV can cause degradation to materials such as fading, cracking or disintegration, and LEDs radiate very little heat in the form of IR that can cause damage to sensitive objects or fabrics.
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LED lighting

We have a wide range of commercial and industrial high efficiency LED lighting products, suitable for offices, retail, warehouses, museums, transport hubs and many others.


All of our lighting products conform to CE (European directive) and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC) and EMC Directive 89/336/EEC regulations.

Conforms CE, RoHS & EMC directives