Why LED Lights are The Best for Security Cameras
Over the past couple of years, the world has seen LED lights replace incandescent bulbs and fluorescent lamps as the favored lighting source for CCTV and security cameras. Why is this so? Find out below:
They offer superior quality and longer lifespans
LED lights provide the best illumination of all lighting sources; the spread of the light is even, they allow for better targeting, and there are no dark spots. They also start up instantly and there is no warm-up period before maximum lighting. Furthermore, high-end LED products are great for extreme weather conditions—be it cold or hot.
The average LED light lasts for 10o,000 hours (over 10 years of constant usage); far superior to fluorescent lamps (10,000 hours) or incandescent bulbs (1,000 hours).
LEDs are more cost-efficient
As mentioned above, an LED light lasts 10 times longer than its closest competitor, making it the more economically sound option. Additionally, LEDs consume less energy than other lighting sources; this means a decrease in your electricity bills. This is particularly important if you are running hundreds of CCTV cameras and you need to keep the security lights on through the night.
Infra-red LEDs emit light that is invisible to the human eye but visible to security cameras. As a result, trespassers’ actions are being recorded but since they see no visible light, the trespassers think their movements are undetectable. Also, in residential areas, CCTVs have to use infra-red lighting so that the bright white lights won’t disturb occupants.
If you are in the market for high-end LED lighting sources for video surveillance and license plate capturing systems, please visit Iluminar Inc. You can also call us at +1-281-438-3500 to make inquiries.