COOL TO TOUCH
Nichia 5mm LEDs are cool to touch.
The LTLT 'engine' (the circuit board design which drives the Nichia 5mm LEDs) is designed with extra copper embedded throughout the circuitry and circuit board for good heat dissipation. The light fittings are cool to touch and will not burn humans or pets.They do not start fires like other lights can during drought.
Nichia 5mm do not attract insects like other lights because they do not emit ultra-violet light (UV) or infra red (IR).
Furthermore, because Nichia 5mm LEDs create minimal heat on LTLT circuit boards, insects are not attracted to them like they are to 'hot' lights.
Mosquitoes do not like the colour red, therefore the colour temperature of red is a deterrent to them. All LTLT outdoor lights are available in warm white: typically 3000 kelvins. The base colour of the Nichia 5mm LED warm white (3000 kelvins) is red, However, the human eye cannot see the base colour red.
We prefer this globe because it adds value to everyone's life except the mosquito!
LTLT lights can last up to 60,000 hours. That is up to 27 years if lights are used for 6 hours per day in evening temperatures of around 28 degrees. The fact is it is rare for evening temperatures to reach 28 degrees in Australia,so we expect the LEDs to last longer.
The LTLT circuitry is designed so 1000 LEDS in LTLT lights use the energy equivalent to one 50 watt halogen globe. 50 watts is the equivalent energy consumption of 28 of the LTLT outdoor light fittings (LT21) shown in this photo of the pandanas.
ENGINEERED TO LAST
The table below shows that if the junction temperature is run at 90 degrees the light will be 80% of the original brighness after 60 000 hours of operation.
LTLT designed the light to generate a much lower junction temperature than 90 degrees to prolong the life of the LED lights. In fact we designed the circuitry to exceed the life expectations set by the Nichia tests.
The tables below from Nichia show the durability and longevity of a 5mm 'Through Hole' LED; the same used in the LTLT outdoor light range.