Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are compound semi-conductor devices that produce visible light when an electrical current passes through them.
- Energy and maintenance costs are lowered substantially because they have a life of up to 100,000 hours.
- The light diffuses and distributes more precisely.
- They reduce glare and light only targeted areas.
- They’re more environmentally friendly because LEDs don’t contain the hazardous substances present in older lights.
When compared to previous street lighting, LEDs may appear both brighter and whiter. This is largely due to the colour of the lights.
Fortunately, the direct light from LEDs will minimise glare which also reduces light into and onto properties in most situations.
The new LED lights will provide a more uniform illumination of the area and will be brighter compared to the old lights.
LED streetlights are more focussed ensuring more of the light shines onto the street and sidewalks with less light spill into adjacent areas.