New Safety LED Lighting System: Benefits, Designs and Installation
The team from IOT Automation have developed a Safety Evacuation System using x-Glo Pulsating LED Lighting System.
This installation at Freeport Indonesia, has been on trial at the DMLZ section on the Extraction Level Panel.
On a seismic or other evacuation event the Canary Mine Monitoring system will activate the lights showing the direction of safe travel.
The LED lighting system is battery backed up and will still operate if the mines power is cut off. There is also a manual override if there is any issues with mines data network.
The area is very wet with a lot of vibration caused by the constant blasting done on a daily basis.
Early indications have been very positive from the Managers and Supervisors at Freeport.
IOT Automation are now in the process of developing both a multi coloured application for directing traffic and a green strobing directional light to Refuge Chambers.
LED Lighting System: Benefits
LED lighting offers many benefits for industrial and commercial businesses that are interested in reducing their energy usage and costs. Here are some advantages of LED lights:
1. Long Lifespan
Compared to the lifespan of your average incandescent bulb, the lifespan of a LED light is far superior. The average incandescent bulb lasts about a thousand hours. The lifespan of an average LED light is 50,000 hours. Depending on how you use it, its life may be as long as 100,000 hours. This means, an LED lighting system can last anywhere from six to 12 years before you need to replace it. That is 40 times longer than a normal bulb.
2. Energy Efficient
One of the leading LED lighting advantages is their energy-efficient function. You can measure the energy efficiency of a lighting source in useful lumens, which describes the amount of lighting that the device emits for each unit of power, or watt, that the bulb uses. In the past, we measured light by how many lumens it produced, but the reality is that some of these lumens go to waste. LED lighting produces less waste light and more useful lumens than other lighting technologies.
3. LED Lighting System Improves Environmental Performance
It is becoming increasingly important for companies to become eco-friendly. Customers increasingly want environmental friendly options and using a friendly light source can help companies reduce their energy use, as well as attract a socially conscious consumer base. The environmental benefits of LED lighting also extend to their manufacturing process.
4. The Ability to Operate in Cold Conditions
LED lights, on the other hand, perform better in cold temperatures by about 5%. This is why LED lights are a better choice for lighting needed in freezers, meat lockers, cold storage spaces or refrigerated display cases. Their ability to perform so efficiently in cold weather also makes them the perfect choice for lights in parking lots, lights used to illuminate the perimeters of buildings and lights used in outdoor signage.
5. No UV Emissions or Heat
LEDs emit almost no heat, and most of the light they emit is within the visible spectrum. This feature is one reason that medical experts are looking at LEDs as a possible solution for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which affects many people during the darker months of the year.
6. LED Lighting System Provides Best Designs and Installation
LEDs are very small (about the size of a spec of pepper). This means that they can be used in almost any application. Remember, their original use was as an indicator light in a circuit board. If you combine them in bunches, you create a traditional bulb. If you string together a series of LED lights, you create a line or series of lights — like a string of Christmas lights.