Energy Efficiency In the LED Age
After seven generations, the lighting industry has finally moved on from the incandescent light bulb. While letting go of the old ‘arc and spark’ is a step towards a greener future, there is more work to be done beyond the bulb.
LumaStream engineers developed an innovative digital power conversion and low-voltage distribution technology that is revolutionizing the lighting industry. Our patented system provides the missing piece for truly energy efficient and controllable LED lighting for commercial, residential, hospitality, and exterior lighting applications.
What’s Wrong with the Status Quo?
Let’s start with a question. Does it make more sense to solve a systemic problem at its root, or at multiple points along the way? At LumaStream, we think the answer is simple. One, elegant solution makes the most sense.
Here’s a little background on the problem.
The light fittings in most buildings today were made to power bulbs conceived during the Industrial Revolution. This high-voltage infrastructure was necessary in the past, but today’s low consumption LEDs actually require low-voltage power to operate.
So, the industry had to make a decision about how to manage the conversion from high-power line voltage to low-voltage to power LEDs. Their solution, which many consider a stopgap measure, is to have each LED bulb manage the power conversion.
What’s wrong with that solution? For one, it’s massively inefficient. It’s less friendly to the environment. It’s also unnecessarily hazardous. High-voltage AC power is converted to low-voltage DC power by a circuit board housed inside each and every LED fixture (except driverless fixtures like ours and our partners). That extra circuitry isn’t necessary with a true low-power solution.
Every time power is converted from one form to another, some is lost. There’s waste. And where’s the potential danger? That lost power turns to heat. Heat compromises not only the circuitry inside the LED fixture, but the housing too – causing arcs, sparks. Beyond the rare occurrence of fire, that extra heat can lead to the premature failure of the LED and its driver.
We Can Do Better
LumaStream has a better solution. Efficient. Safe. Logical. We say, address the problem once, at the source. The benefits of this solution are clear. It creates a reliable, effective system, reduces your carbon footprint, and offers you additional benefits that other lighting solutions can’t provide.
Even when change makes sense, it isn’t easy. At LumaStream, we realize now is the time. Saving this planet is the challenge of our generation. We cannot treat Earth like it’s the Giving Tree. We have isolated a problem and found a low cost, sensible solution that makes sense for business, and the planet.
Will you join us?