Are you interested in installing custom interior lighting in your RV? Or are you exploring a new build and looking for an energy-efficient, easy-to-install solution? This article provides a comprehensive breakdown of why LEDs are the best option for both RV lighting and boat lights.
Do you know what advantages of LED Lighting?
While LED lights have been in existence for well over 50 years, the technology has only recently been converted to be applicable to low-voltage systems that are found in boats & RVs. These days it is possible to find the perfect LED lighting option to fit your specific lighting need. LED lights have several advantages over halogen and incandescent lighting, that make LEDs the perfect option for boat lighting and RV lighting. These advantages include:
Energy Efficient: LED lights are on average 75% more efficient, for both power consumption and light-output, than comparable incandescent options. For example, a Fitled Lighting Soft-Bright LED Puck Light at 100% brightness consumes 3 watts while producing 360 lumens. This is compared to 30 to 40 watts for an incandescent bulb.
Low/Minimal Heat: In addition to being energy-efficient, LED lights put off very low heat (80F to 100F). Conversely, halogen and incandescent lights can burn at around 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Because LEDs operate at much lower temperatures, they will not increase the temperature inside of the RV or boat, reducing the load on air conditioning systems.
Do Not Damage Interior: LED lights do not produce UV light. Therefore, LED lighting will not fade or damage drapes, furniture, or upholstery overtime. Both halogen and incandescent bulbs produce significant amounts of UV rays, that overtime wear down and damage interiors.
Long Lasting & Durable: Many of Armacost Lighting’s Pro series lighting has an average operating life of 60,0000+ hours. That equates to nearly seven years of continuous use. <link to RFPro> In addition to being long lasting, LED lights are tough. Because they are solid state and made mostly of plastic and copper, Armacost Lighting products can withstand the bumps and vibrations of the road or sea.
Safe: LED accent lighting, like LED strip lights, puck lights and linear lighting, use low-voltage power in the form of 12V or 24V depending on the application.