Reasons why GES LED Lighting is a good investment today!

If you’re trying to cut cost with business expense, or figuring out how to lower your electric bill at home, switching to GES brand 4th generation LED lights, lamps and bulbs is your solution. Not only can these eco-friendly LED lights help cut down your electricity consumption to up to 70%, they also have a longer lifetime, emit less heat and produce quality high lighting more robust than other forms of lighting.

GES LED light is available in the Philippines - in major hardware stores in Manila, and all over the country - SM Ace Hardware, Robinsons Handyman, MC Home Depot,Wilcon Depot, True Value, Landmark, among others.

Read detailed explanation of the benefits of our GES brand 4th Generation LED Lights, Lamps and Bulbs here.

Cost Effective: Save on Electric Bills

LED lights can pull your electric bill down significantly & save on other expenses, such as light replacement or maintenance.

The initial investment of LEDs may be more expensive compared to other sources of lighting, but the cost is recouped after a year. The first generation of LED lights was first sold to businesses, since maintenance and replacement costs can be expensive to ordinary consumers. Now, the cost of 4th generation LED lights has gone down considerably and has paved the way for CENTRON Energy Savings Technology Corporation to offer cheaper LEDs to the public market.

Aside from the initial investment, the cost savings are higher because most incandescent light bulbs last for only a year. Compare them to LED lights, which can be used for 5 years or more without burning out. In addition, LEDs are also very durable and since the materials  used to make a LED system are different to incandescent lights, LEDs offer increased resistance to breakage during operation, transport, storage, handling, and installation. 

For commercial buildings and other premises, the labor cost and maintenance expenses incurred from replacing light bulbs can be reduced greatly. Instead of replacing incandescent lights every year, the duration by which you’ll hire contractors for the job would be reduced to 5 years or more. 

Our 4th gen LEDs can also help drop your electricity due to reduced power consumption. Our well-designed LEDs effectively convert up to 70% of its electrical energy to light energy, with the remaining 30% used as heat energy for illumination. Incandescent bulbs work the opposite – with 20% of its energy used up for light, while 80% is lost as heat.

As an example of how efficient our 4th gen LED lights are, let’s make a simple computation. If your incandescent lights cost you P4,000 (for a 24-hour within 30 days) at P7/kwh, your P3,000 was used for heating the room, while P1,000 was used for lighting the room up. If you use our 4th generation LED lights, your bill will go down to P1,000, which means you’ll save a whopping P3,000. 

Durable: Lasts Up to 10 Years

LED lights can last up to 10 times longer than the compact fluorescents (CFL)  and more than 10 times longer than the incandescent lights due to the materials LED are built upon, and amount of light they emit versus the energy used.

LED lighting can still be useful until it is emitting 60-70% of its original light output. The life of a quality LED light is expected to be from 30,000 to 50,000 hours. In comparison, the lifetime of compact fluorescents is only up to 3,000, while incandescents for only 750 to 2,000 hours.  LED lights, lamps or bulbs do not “burn out.” Instead, their brightness fades gradually over time. 

In addition, the useful life and light output of LED lights are greatly affected by temperature. LEDs are cold-resistant. Tests have even confirmed that the colder it gets, the better LEDs perform. This is the main reason why many governments are changing street lights to LED, since fluorescent lights suffer performance losses at extreme temperatures. 

Unlike conventional lights designed with fragile filament and glass enclosures, LEDs do not have materials that can be easily broken. Technically, LEDs are an electrical circuit, which make them insusceptible to various problems associated with incandescent bulbs. The LED cover is made of polycarbonate, which is hard to break and can withstand bumping, jarring and other circumstances that incandescents cannot tolerate. In fact, LED lights are dropped from over 4 feet and go without breaking to pass regulatory standards. 

The resistance of LEDs to vibration not only adds to the lifetime of each bulb, lamp or other variations, it also becomes a great solution to use near heavy machinery, inside vehicles, in industrial settings, or in places where lights are subject to failure due to vibration. LED lights can be useful in areas where glass lights could present hazard to occupants (such as kid’s rooms and hospitals) or areas prone to vandalism or lamp breakage (like parks and sports facilities). Aside from operation benefits of LEDs’ increased resistance to breakage, this feature also ensures easier transport, storage, handling and installation. 

High light efficiency: 4x Brighter than CFL

The 4th generation LED lights start up quickly, significantly brighter and perform more efficiently in areas where fluorescent lights and other lighting sources fail.

Unlike CFLs and HID lights that were designed to take seconds or minutes to warm up before reaching full light output, LEDs turn on at full brightness almost instantly and can be turned off then turned back on without delay. As such, LEDs are often used in vehicle brake lights and high-security areas. In addition, since bright light produces better visibility in streets and parking lots, this leads to an increased sense of safety whether LEDs are placed within a residential community, office building or public areas like parks.

LED lights illuminate 170 to 200 milliseconds faster than incandescent lamps. In residential homes and office buildings, this “instant-on” feature reduces power consumption of up to 70 percent. The new generation of LEDs is available in "daylight white" to depict the natural light.  It is also available in “cool white light” ideal for work or other tasks and “warm white light” used as accents or lighting for small areas.

Our LED lights produce a very high level of lighting. The new generation of high performance LED bulbs comes as either single or clusters of LEDs within the bulbs. They could generate up to 100 Lumen with just 1 Watt. In addition, LEDs can be more flexibly directed and controlled, instead of wasting light energy in all directions like how traditional light sources perform.

Aside from its bright light, LED lights are also made from 3 to 8 mm long that makes them small enough to be used in areas that other types of lights cannot fit in. Our 4th generation LEDs are also available at high color temperatures and high color renderings, which allows for the creation of warm white, pure or full colors with no glare even at low power. In showrooms, this helps in illuminating products properly, this in turn, provides a more pleasing visual and added sales.   

Lower Temperatures: Avoids Heat Build-up

Traditional lights waste 80% of their energy as heat, instead of light. Since LEDs perform with more than 90% of its energy used for emitting light, they remain cool and keep the surroundings cool as well. In fact, LED performance naturally increases as operating temperatures drop.

The best thing about the design of LEDs is that they use up energy more effectively than other light technologies, such as fluorescent or incandescent lights. Not only does this prevent wasting energy, the lack of heat from LEDs also reduces the required size, cost and amount of air-conditioning equipment in a room, office or other space. By using these cool LEDs and preventing heat build-up, it translates to more money saved from electricity bills and reduces space needed for air cooling equipment.

In addition, the limited heat production of LEDs also guarantees reduced risks of fire, or - reduced danger of burns from touching lamps.

The 4th generation LED lights are more effective in cold temperatures. Most CFLs either cannot turn on or emit low levels of light in very cold conditions, which make LEDs a smart choice for businesses that require lighting outdoors with cold climates, or inside appliances like freezers. 

No Harmful Gases, Mercury, Infrared or UV

Operating LED lights is safe. These lights are mercury-free and produce no UV and infrared emissions. LEDs also reduce risks of fire and reduce damage of highly sensitive items such as artwork.

Unlike CFL lights, no mercury is used in the manufacturing of LEDs. Mercury is harmful to humans because exposure can develop serious health problems, especially to developing fetuses where impaired motor and cognitive skills have been documented.

LEDs also do not emit ultraviolet or infrared radiation. Tubular fluorescent lights and CFLs generate light by exciting Mercury vapor with electricity, which in turn, generate ultraviolet radiation. UV stimulates the phosphor coating on the inner surface of the glass and allows it to re-radiate UV radiation as visible light. Other lighting technologies include infrared or UV simply because it is an unavoidable component. In comparison, LEDs create light by using blue LEDs and phosphor coating to re-radiate it and produce white light.

Aside from avoiding cell damage, eye strain and skin burns due to excessive Ultraviolet radiation and flickering lights, the white light emitted by LEDs are also suitable for lighting objects that are sensitive to UV light, such as paintings, artifacts, fabrics or other sensitive items without causing early aging or fading of illuminated objects.

LED lights also do not have unpredictable operational failure modes. CFLs are known to emit smoke or odors, catch a fire or explode due to the circuitry of CFL ballast. Since LEDs are designed not as unstable as CFLs, they produce virtually no smoke or odor, and reduce the risk of fire significantly.

Eco-Friendly: Consumes up to 95% Less Energy

LEDs not only help your finances and keep your business or home safe, these lights can also save the environment. 

Everyone is responsible for taking care of the environment by reducing our carbon footprints, be it at home or in our businesses. One small step into an eco-friendly residence or office is to improve the efficiency of our homes and businesses through LED lighting.

LED lighting is built with limited environmental impact materials and recyclable ones. The mercury-free feature of LEDs helps the environment since mercury cannot be disposed in domestic waste and cannot be recycled. If mercury gets into the ecosystem, it can evolve into a more harmful variation that could lead to serious contamination of our water supply and food sources.

LEDs also emit relatively little heat versus other technology, which equates to considerably reduced carbon emissions, less waste because fewer lamps need to be disposed of and no real fire hazard associated with other types of lights. Regular light bulbs put carbon dioxide, sulfur oxide and nuclear waste into the landfills and atmosphere. By changing light bulbs to LED lighting, one single bulb keeps one half ton of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere through its life cycle. It will also keep the sulfur oxide and nuclear waste to a minimum in the landfills and environment.

The environment can benefit LED lighting so much so that if every household and business in the country switched to LED, majority of our power plants could retire.