Lighting and LEDs
Thirty percent of the world's energy budget is for lighting or cooling required for the heat produced by it. (Ninety percent of the energy used in incandescent lights is converted to heat rather than light.) In the U.S., lighting accounts for twenty-five percent of the average home's electric bill, and sixty percent of the average commercial bill.
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) can produce up to ten times more lumens per watt than incandescent lighting and up to seventy percent more than that of fluorescent lighting. Conservatively, LEDs last ten times longer than incandescent lights, and they produce a small fraction of the heat. Commercial buildings have been able to reduce their lighting energy costs by fifty percent by switching to LED lighting.
LEDs are a type of microelectronic semiconductor device, but rather than being made on silicon, they are made on compound semiconductor wafers, such as Silicon-Carbide or Gallium-Arsenide. For decades Nor-Cal Products has supplied metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment manufacturers with build-to-print vacuum chambers, load locks, motion transfer devices, isolation and pressure control valves, heaters, traps, flanges and fittings. We are proud of our involvement with LEDs, which could play such an important role in solving the world's energy crisis.
"We help light up your world."