What is LED Lighting?
A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor light source often used as indicator lamps for numerous devices such as traffic signals, brake lamps and aviation lighting, but is increasingly being used for conventional lighting due to their economic and environmental advantages. They work by emitting incoherent narrow-spectrum light when the LED is electrically forward biased or switched on, releasing photons in the process. This effect is called electroluminescence and occurs when a material gives off light in response to an electric current or strong electric field passing through it. The color of the emitted light is dependent on the semiconducting material used and can come in the form of visible, infrared or near ultraviolet light.
Due to their low energy consumption, smaller size, switching speed, and extreme reliability and durability, LEDs are used in a variety of diverse applications from text and video displays to advanced communications technology. Infrared LEDs are used in the remote controls of everyday commercial products such as televisions, DVD players and other appliances.
Why Use LED Lighting?
1. Energy Efficiency: LEDs consume 50 to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent lighting. In addition to lower energy bills every month, they are more environmentally friendly and help reduce your carbon footprint.
2. Longevity: The typical lifetime of an LED is quoted as 50,000 hours of continuous use or approximately 6 years. This means no expensive bulbs to constantly replace or time taken to change lighting in hard to access areas.
3. Economical: Despite their relatively high initial price, LEDs offer significantly lower energy and maintenance costs compared to standard incandescent lighting. In the long term, they pay for themselves multiple times through energy cost savings alone.
4. Durability: Being solid state components with no glass or filaments to break, LEDs are difficult to damage with external shock, unlike fluorescent and incandescent bulbs, which are fragile. This makes them extremely durable and ideal for environments where shock and vibration occur.
5. Safety: LEDs produce little or no heat so there is no risk of fire or exploding bulbs. They are cool to the touch and safe for children. There is also no risk of breakage because they are encased in a high strength resin instead of glass. Furthermore, LEDs do not contain mercury, unlike fluorescent lamps.
6. Reliability: Dimmed LEDs lead to even more increased lifespan compared to fluorescent lights. An LED light dimmed 50% results in a lifetime of 100,000 hours, as opposed to 50,000.
7. Focus and Color: The shape of the LED package can be designed to focus its light, ensuring maximum light delivery. Incandescent and fluorescent sources often require an external reflector to collect light and direct it in a usable manner. LEDs can also emit light of a color without using any color filters as traditional lighting methods require.
8. Speed: LEDs light up very quickly. A typical red indicator LED will achieve full brightness in under a microsecond and often even faster in communication devices. An illumination LED achieves full brightness in approximately 0.01 seconds, which is 10 times faster than an incandescent light and even faster than a compact fluorescent lamp which does not achieve full brightness for 30 seconds or more.
Our Comprehensive Mechanical Measures include energy efficience EC Motors, Night Covers, and Anti-Sweat Door Heater Controls.
The Vapor Heat Exchanger will allow the existing heat pump system to save as much as 50% in electricity. The vapor heat exchanger operates below 4°F when heating. Current system can’t operate below 34°F so they require natural gas or fuel to make up for the lack of heating efficiency.
If you are familiar with the basic process that allows an air conditioner to concentrate cold in one set of coils (inside the house) and heat in another set (outside the house). Imagine that you took an air conditioner and flipped it around so that the hot coils were on the inside and the cold coils were on the outside. Then you would have a heater. It turns out that this heater works extremely well. Rather than burning a fuel, what it is doing is "moving heat."
A heat pump is an air conditioner that contains a valve that lets it switch between "air conditioner" and "heater." When the valve is switched to one way, the heat pump acts like an air conditioner, and when it is switched to the other way it reverses the flow of Freon and acts like a heater.
Heat pumps can be extremely efficient in their use of energy. But one problem with most heat pumps is that the coils in the outside air collect ice. The heat pump has to melt this ice periodically, so it switches itself back to air conditioner mode to heat up the coils. To avoid pumping cold air into the house in air conditioner mode, the heat pump also lights up burners or electric strip heaters to heat the cold air that the air conditioner is pumping out. Once the ice is melted, the heat pump switches back to heating mode and turns off the burners.
New Age Vapor Heat Exchanger
The Heat Exchanger patent is currently in pending and marketed by SAVENERGY®. The Heat Exchanger is a revolution in the refrigeration and HVAC market. It allows the existing system to be up to 50% more efficient with lower maintenance and longer compressor life. This product is manufactured in the USA.
The SAVENERGY® Heat Exchanger is installed for refrigeration systems such as HVAC, Individual Compressor Systems and Rack (Multi-compressor system) Sys-tems. In the regular system, without the heat exchanger, the return to the compres-sor can be as much as 50% liquid. The liquid is not compressible making the sys-tem inefficient and causing undue stress on the compressor(s). The SAVENERGY® Heat Exchanger allows the liquid to become up to 97% vapor. This lets the com-pressor(s) work more effectively reducing maintenance and lengthening compressor life. It does this while saving between 30 and 50% on KWh and electricity demand charges.
The SAVENERGY® Motor Saver was developed to reduce the amount of energy a motor consumes. It applies power factor correction, soft start technology and speed control technology that will improve the efficiency of any three-phase electrical system with any type of motor load. It is easy to install and features a weatherproof stainless steel housing unit. The SAVENERGY® Motor Saver can reduce energy wasted by all types of AC motors without reducing the horsepower or torque of the motor.
REDUCING CONSUMPTION - REDUCING COSTS
The three principles SAVENERGY® Motor Savers use to reduce energy costs include:
Lower Electric Bill
When the SAVENERGY® Motor Saver is installed, kilowatt-hour savings and demand savings average from 25 to 50%. In some cases, older AC motors have kilowatt-hour and demand savings higher than 45%. Initial field installations have resulted in a proven average annual savings of over 25%.
The SAVENERGY® Motor Saver increases the power efficiency by aligning the phase angle current and voltage of the motor. This increase in power efficiency, or power factor, reduces the current draw through the power distribution lines, thus decreasing kilowatt loss due to wire resistance (known as line loss) and allows for additional loads.
Benefits of the SAVENEREGY® Motor Saver
By supplying consistent, efficient power to the motor, the SAVENERGY® Motor Saver enables the motor to operate at its designed rating at all times. It eliminates any voltage drop and electrical current increase associated with undesirable power factors whichleads to an overheated motor and premature failure. Power factor correction, soft start and speed control technology work cohesively to dramatically lower energy consumption, reduce maintenance cost, extend motor life and increase the electrical system capacity.
The SAVENERGY® Motor System is UL/CE listed as an industrial control device and ISO certified for production and quality control. It is manufactured in the USA.
In case of several over-voltage, over-current, or short circuit conditions, the internalcapacitors are designed to safety rupture, disconnecting power to the SAVENERGY® Motor System.
Wide Range of Sizes
The SAVENERGY® Motor System is available in a variety of voltage, amperage, and KVAR ranges to meet your AC motor specifications and optimize energy savings.
A top mounted terminal block allows for easy wire connections.
Heavy Duty Housing
The stainless steel housing withstands harsh environments
Installations have been successfully made in the following commercial facilities:
The patented SAVENERGY® Lighting Saver improves the efficiency level of all types of lighting systems and light bulbs and greatly reduces both energy consumption and maintenance costs. In most cases, it has also increased the lighting intensity while using less voltage.
Power companies routinely increase the voltage across the power lines in order to compensate for load fluctuations during both peak and non-peak hours each day. The consumer is not aware of this increased differential in voltage, and is not presented with a choice when paying for the increased differential – voltage which is ultimately translated to higher energy costs and increased out-of-pocket expense.
The SAVENERGY® Lighting Saver applies the correct voltage to your lighting system through auto-controlled voltage regulation and can be applied to any type of lighting fixture. A waveform treatment process is used to modify the fluctuations of the input voltage waveform (60 Hz in the USA), thereby regulating the voltage. This Lighting Saver is installed in line with the electric utility unit so that the correct voltage goes into the electrical system to achieve maximum savings. It is easy to install and features a weatherproof stainless steel housing.
Lower Electric Bills
The SAVENERGY® Lighting Saver is able to significantly reduce kilowatt consumption, thereby reducing electricity consumption and demand charges as reflected on the utility bill. Field installations have confirmed an average annual electric bill savings of 20%, and some as high as 50%.
Reduced Power Consumption
The SAVENERGY® Lighting Saver is designed with a time delay to allow the full start up power for lighting ballasts to occur. After start up has been achieved, the SAVENERGY® Lighting Saver’s autotransformers automatically hold the voltage level to the lighting system’s designed voltage, thereby reducing the kilowatt consumption.
During a typical day the line voltage supplied by the power company can be significantly higher during non-peak hours and +_5% during peak hours. The SAVENERGY® Lighting Saver automatically reduces the voltage to its nominal level before it goes to the lighting system.
Additional Power Saving
Most light bulb manufacturers increase the voltage rating of the bulb by at least 10% in order to provide a safety factor. The SAVENERGY Lighting Saver is designed to take advantage of this safety factor by reducing the applied voltage to a nominal level, thus saving energy and prolonging the life of the bulb.
Extended Light Bulb Life
One of the leading causes of premature light bulb failure is the constant variation in the voltage level in a lighting system. In a typical lighting circuit, the voltage level will vary throughout the day by 10%, or more, of the light bulb’s designed specification. This will cause a light bulb to burn out well before the end of its life expectancy. The SAVENERGY® Lighting Saver provides consistent voltage to the lighting circuit, which enables any type of light bulb to last up to four times longer. This added benefit increases your profit margin. Longer bulb life translates into less frequent light bulb replacment, lower maintenance and disposal costs.
The SAVENERGY® Lighting Saver is designed to provide uninterrupted power to your lighting system. In the unlikely event of a malfunction, the SAVENERGY Lighting Saver will automatically bypass the utotransformers (a manual bypass is also available) and provide normal power to your lighting system.