Whether you’re in the market for a new car, appliance, or electronic device, you want to know that the product is going to be reliable. This is the same case for those in the market for LED lighting – residential and commercial consumers are constantly combing through the evidence to determine if a product will actually last as long as manufacturers are claiming.
In the world of LED lighting, the market is very competitive and one mistake will make all consumers turn against you. Being a less well-known company in the LED industry requires one to take customer service, product quality and reliability to an extremely high level. This is where ALLED loves to stand out, and ‘toot’ our own horn.
Since day one of our products being shipped, we have tracked all customer shipments in a custom—and auditable–log that allows us to show the total operational hours of that fixture and the percentage of power reduced thanks to the installation of that fixture. Now you are probably thinking, “Oh, that’s nice but who cares?” We do! Our company cares about just how much electricity we are saving someone and how big of a lighting difference we are making! To date, we have tracked over 18,000 shipments.
Now, to take things a step further, we’ve got some crazy awesome mathematicians that were able to create logical equations that actually determine how much Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and Nitric Oxide (NOx) our lights are saving at this exact second, last year and even ten years from today! You may be thinking that we most likely are “fudging” our numbers to make our products look the best – our response is that we’ve had auditors come in and go through these logs to ensure accuracy and honesty, everything is confirmed and verified.
ALLED’s Vice President of Operations, Rob McAnally, who is always striving to make our product performance ratings stand out, sits on the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IES) Control Protocols committee and the US Department of Energy’s (USDOE) LED Systems Reliability committee. With McAnally being directly involved in the reliability sector, he’s realized that reliability will make or break a business. He’s always believed in willingly publishing ALLED lighting fixtures’ reliability data, whether it be impressive or substandard. If you’ve followed our company over the years, you will know this is an accurate statement because our website has always shown this data! McAnally has participated in USDOE’s numerous ‘LED Luminaire Lifetime Guide’ publications and white papers, and to date, ALLED has proudly provided fixture reliability data that is published in the 2011 and 2014 editions. Being completely forthright, ALLED states that the citation of any and all product reliability data in a USDOE publication obviously does not represent a USDOE endorsement of that data.
With all of that being said, we would like to take a moment to reflect on our most recent milestone – saving over 100 million – yes I just said 100 million – pounds of CO2! Giving such a large number really doesn’t do much justice until you put it into perspective, so 100 million pounds of CO2 is the equivalent of:
- 105,487 barrels of oil consumed
- 16,258 tons of waste sent to landfills
- 6,239 homes’ electricity usage for one year
ALLED Lighting Systems may not be a household name but the track record we have made for ourselves over the last 8 years certainly speaks for itself! Here are a few examples of data that ALLED Lighting Systems has proudly provided to the USDOE over the years.
- Figure 2: This snapshot was taken out of USDOE’s ‘LED Luminaire Lifetime Guide: Recommendations for Testing and Reporting’ from June 2011: page 8
- Figure 5: This snapshot was taken out of the ‘LED Luminaire Lifetime Guide: Recommendations for Testing and Reporting’ from September 2014: page 24
- Figure 3: This snapshot was taken out of the ‘LED Luminaire Lifetime Guide: Recommendations for Testing and Reporting’ from June 2011: page 10
Graph source locations: http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html#results