Even compared to the most recent efficient LEDs that came on the market in the last 2-3 years (the popular 2835 series with a 100-140lm/W), the new Vivalyte LEDs score almost double the light output!
That’s a huge difference. For installations that require high light output and are running for many hours each day, the gain is quickly significant. So we are very pleased to be able to offer our customers this great gain in efficiency that will certainly have a positive impact on their energy costs.
A calculation of savings
For an installation of 30m2 the decrease from 50W/m2 to 20W/m2 end up costing a lot less energy. With an industry average of 3960 hours of operation a year and a price of €0.24 per kWh the cost is reduced from €1425 to €570, just for the LEDs.
Of course, we have to take into account a change in whole bunch of other costs associated with a lighting installation. More efficient LEDs produce a lot less heat, which means significantly less cooling is required, resulting in further savings. There are also fewer requirements for the electrical system which again reduces costs. Further, consider reduced HVAC costs to keep rooms at a comfortable temperature, better shelf life of perishable products or less stringent insurance needs.
It quickly becomes clear that more efficient LEDs have a big impact on signage and marketing budgets. The higher efficiency in light output is the basis for a much lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
The reduced need for energy for these lighting installations will also be of immediate benefit to the environment. And this was exactly the aim of these new EPREL classifications and underlying regulations.