Benefits of LED Lighting for Your Next Event

June 30, 2016
mkamel@psav.com

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Lighting is a very important aspect of any event. While not everyone may notice it, most definitely everyone feels it. Lighting is a key component to creating an atmosphere at an event, meeting, wedding or show.

The mood you want to convey, the feelings you want to instill and the tone you want to set is all achievable by lighting. Many people are now inquiring about LED lighting for events, and want to know more about why this is becoming a popular choice. Here are the benefits of LED lighting for your next event.

To start off with, LED lighting is short for Light Emitting Diode. LED lights consist of semiconductors that produce light when power is applied to them. The tiny electrons inside the light bulb emit an electrical current which is how the bulb lights up.

One of the biggest benefits of LED lighting is the fact that it is energy efficient. As opposed to incandescent or fluorescent light bulbs, LED lights are directional light sources. Directional means that these types of light bulbs emit light in a specific direction, rather than all around.

A traditional light bulb illuminates all around itself, producing around 461 times the amount of kWh than an LED light! Since LED lighting is directional, you get more targeted, brighter light for less money and a much smaller carbon footprint.

Additionally, the life span of a LED light is far greater than that of a traditional incandescent bulb. While traditional lights provide you with around 1,000 hours of power, an LED light lasts for 60,000 hours. There’s no comparison!

You know how hot people tend to get at events? With all those people in the room and the heat from the lights, events are usually not cool affairs. Another win for LED lighting – incandescent and halogen bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat! LED lights are not only cool figuratively, but literally. Touching one will not burn you, and using them at an event will ensure the room is at a comfortable temperature, also reducing the risk of fires or burns.

Coloured lighting is a fun way to set the mood of your event, giving more depth and dimension to the room. Achieving this via traditional lighting methods is a hassle and can be more expensive, whereas with LED lighting, you can get a wide range of colours with a single fixture.

Setting up and tearing down events can be a bit of a rough job, especially when there’s a time limit involved. Luckily for LED lighting, these bulbs are strong, durable and can withstand shock, vibration and extreme temperatures. Unlike traditional light bulbs, they are not made from glass and fiber filaments, which are very fragile and tend to break easily.

In an age of going “wire-less” why shouldn’t your lighting be too? LED light fixtures allow for battery operated energy sources, removing the need for wires completely. Gone are the unsightly extension cords running around the room, and you know longer have to be wary of people tripping over wires.

The benefits of LED lighting for your next event are clear. Try it out for the ultimate in cool. Contact us for more information.