WHY SWITCH TO LOW ENERGY LIGHTING?

Low energy or energy efficient lighting is about reducing the wattage used in a light fitting while maintaining similar/ higher light output. By using energy saving lighting you can generate huge savings on your electricity bills and contribute towards building a better environment.

LED lights are a low energy lighting alternative. They use only 10-20% of the electricity consumed by a standard incandescent light bulb. This produces significant savings on your utility bills. Furthermore, full fixture LED’s last from 4 to 30 years, as opposed to a standard bulb that lasts about one year. LED full fixtures save you the inconvenience of having to regularly purchase and replace the bulbs at home.
Why is energy efficiency important?
Energy efficiency is playing an increasingly vital role in our lives for three main reasons:
1. The environment
The more energy we use, the more carbon emissions are pumped into the atmosphere and our reserves of natural resources such as oil, coal and gas get depleted. We need to reduce our reliance on these energy sources and one way to do that is to make sure we all use energy as efficiently as possible.
2. The economy
The global economy is based heavily on oil and gas and as these resources deplete their cost will increase, causing financial imbalances around the world and resulting in energy poverty in many areas of society.
3. Your bank balance!
Nobody wants to pay more than they have to for everyday necessities like lighting and hot water, so it makes sense to be energy efficient. That way your energy needs are fulfilled while paying a minimal amount.
Why do we need to be energy efficient?
Energy consumption has grown incredibly fast over the last few decades. We are in danger of using up the planet’s natural resources, of destroying vital habitats and polluting the air we breathe. Energy efficiency is a way of managing and limiting this growth in energy consumption, to save wildlife habitats, safeguard the planet and make sure there is energy left for future generations.

At GLP our energy efficient LED lights are the best alternative for low wattage lighting whilst maintaining excellent light output. Give us a call at 00971 4 3404458 (or email info@globallightllc.com) and our lighting experts can guide you with more info on our innovative LED lighting options.

Tips to save on Electricity with LED Lights

With inflation on the rise, we’re getting more conscious of saving energy and money. Luckily, energy efficient lighting has come a long way and it’s easier now than ever to save on your electricity bill!
GLP has developed an extensive range of low energy products including modern spotlights, downlights, pendants and so on. Energy efficiency means doing more with less: which means squeezing as much useful power out of as little energy as possible without letting any go to waste. Take an old-style light bulb, for example; these bulbs produce light, but waste a lot of heat in the process. LED bulbs create the same amount of light without creating wasted heat, and they use less energy.
Consider these tips and start saving today:
⦁ Replace incandescent bulbs with LEDs, especially where lights are on for long periods
⦁ Start by using the lowest wattage required to meet the room’s lighting needs
⦁ Turn off all lights in unoccupied rooms
⦁ Consider using timers and photocell sensors for outdoor lights
⦁ Regularly dust your low energy light bulbs and fittings
⦁ Make the most of natural light, open curtains and blinds during daylight
⦁ When you’re installing lights, allocate one switch per light rather than turning on multiple lights with one switch
⦁ Use two-way switches in rooms with two exits to ensure lights can be easily turned off when leaving the room

LED’s use approx. 80% less electricity as compared to halogen lamps and are rated to last on average of over 40,000 hours! They also operate at much cooler temperatures than any other lamps. You now have the option to upgrade your traditional halogen downlights to LED. Give us a call on 00971 4 3404458 and our experts can guide you with more info on our energy efficient LED lighting options.

10 TIPS FOR LANDSCAPE LIGHTING

1. Start off with the basics
When deciding on your landscape lighting objectives, the following elements of your outdoor space should be considered as “must-haves” to highlight in your lighting design.
⦁ Pathways
⦁ Entryways
⦁ Driveways
⦁ Steps
⦁ Patios
⦁ Trees
⦁ Water features
⦁ Architectural elements

2. Use LED Lighting for Extreme Long Life
The versatility, durability and benefits of LEDs for landscape lighting are plentiful.

3. The right lighting can accomplish a host of things on your property as below
⦁ Safety- The right lighting insures that no one trips or falls on the property
⦁ Security- When done correctly, good illumination stops intruders.
⦁ Beauty- The right play of light and shadow reveals the natural beauty already existing in the landscape.
⦁ Lifestyle- Extend your backyard living space
⦁ Economy- If you have non-LED lighting on your property, it’s time to join the LED wave and start saving on energy.

4. Less is ‘not more’
Lights create the mood and atmosphere in your garden at night. Transform your outdoor space into something magical at night, but make sure you don’t sparsely spread the lights. For a garden space, LED string lights can create a whimsical wonderland look.

5. Create a Visual Interest
For variety use multiple tactics within your outdoor space to create a ‘visual story’ with spike lights for trees, then Bollards and strip lights to enhance other sections.

6. Test position your lighting at night
When positioning your lights during the day, you don’t get a full understanding of how your trees, bushes and other elements cast shadows. So, it’s better off working this out at night.

7. Choose your mood preference as below
⦁ Down lighting: natural, subdued, romantic, mellow
⦁ Up lighting: dramatic, uplifting, grand, spooky
⦁ Back lighting: ethereal, understated, defining, mysterious
⦁ Front lighting: revealing, dramatic, flattening

8. Special effects with Led lights
LED bulbs have a very crisp light, so that really bring out the features of a landscape. Trendy LED lights can give you several decorative options for your landscaping.

9. Select the Path & Area Style
Path and Area Lights become part of your landscape. It is important that they complement or enhance the look and feel of the landscape and architectural features.

10. Water features
Fountains and pools are a wonderful medium to light as the movement and refraction creates patterns which reflect on the surrounding area. Use underwater LED spotlights under a water flow or alternatively consider using fiber optics to create a magical effect.

At GLP our skilled team provides the expertise needed to illuminate your outdoor space for both beauty and security. We provide sophisticated outdoor lights and fiber optics of the highest quality for Commercial, Residential, Hospitality and Industrial applications. For more info on our innovative LED lighting options, give us a call at +9714 3404458 or email info@globallightllc.com and we will be happy to assist you.

GLP LED lights over Conventional Lighting

10 Main benefits of using GLP LED lights over Conventional Lighting

 

With the Global LED Market growing rapidly from 36% in 2016 to a projected 52% of all lighting in 2017 (LEDInside), as well as accelerated construction of infrastructure in the Middle East, particularly Dubai ahead of EXPO2020, it is important to uncover why people are moving away from more conventional forms of lighting and gravitating towards LED Lights.

 

Whilst there is an extensive list of advantages that LED lights bring we will discuss the 10 main advantages below:

 

  1. Energy efficiency – GLP LED Lights use up to 85% less energy, producing significant savings on your electricity bills. GLP LEDs have a nominal efficacy of 95-110 lumens per watt. Compare LEDs to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) with 55-70 lumens per watt, and traditional incandescent bulbs with 13-18 lumens per watt, and the LED advantage is bright as day.

 

  1. Extremely Durable – GLP LED fixtures are made using sturdy components that are highly rugged and can endure the roughest conditions. Non-rusting brass is used on our new range of spike lights.

 

  1. Long Life – GLP LEDs have a nominal lifespan of 50,000 hours compared to 1,500 hours for incandescent bulbs. With an extended lifespan home owners and businesses can expect to save on maintenance costs.

 

  1. GLP LED lights operate well in hot weather, such as those that we experience here in the GCC. Through the use of Nichia LED chips and state of the art heat management designs, GLP’s extensive range of outdoor lighting fixtures withstands the UAE climate in the summer therefore has been used by Hotels such as Atlantis the Palm and Nurai Island (Abu Dhabi) in their outdoor landscapes.

 

  1. LED lights are Eco-friendly- Conventional lighting carry a multitude of harmful chemicals such as mercury that are toxic to the environment. LED Lights are toxic free and are made from 100% recyclable materials, therefore LEDs are kinder to our environment and reduce our carbon footprint.

 

  1. Safety – LED lights generate much lower heat in comparison to conventional lighting eliminating the potential for safety risks such as burns and fires.

 

  1. Warranty– GLP offers 5 year warranty on all indoor and 3 year warranty on all outdoor products.

 

  1. Low Voltage – A majority of GLP’s outdoor products are designed to work with 12V and 24V power supplies, making them an extremely safe solution for outdoor lighting, especially within landscapes and pool areas.

 

 

  1. Design flexibility and multitude of applications – GLP LED’s are extremely versatile and can be applied in commercial, industrial, hospitality, architectural and residential indoor and outdoor settings.

 

 

  1. Control – LED’s can be controlled for brightness and colour. This allows for creation of different moods and ambience within the environment.

6 Reasons to choose GLP LED lighting

  1. Global Light & Power provide solutions not just lights.

We Evaluate, identify and eliminate unwanted costs by providing value engineered solutions, while improving function and quality of a project.

 

  1. LED Product Customisation

We modify products based on our client’s requirements, preferences and specifications.

 

  1. Customer Relationship Management

You will have your own designated GLP account manager. Having a direct go to person for enquiries always makes life easier.

 

  1. Local warehouse

With our local warehouses in Dubai our clients enjoy ease of access to stock and faster lead times.

 

  1. We use Nichia LED Chips

These are high quality, energy efficient LED chips made by the world’s largest LED manufacturer.

 

  1. High Quality

We use only the best materials to manufacture our fixtures.  Our sturdy components are highly rugged and can endure the roughest conditions. Non-rusting brass is used on our new range of spike lights.