Electronics and Electrical

Why 1835 Bulb Upgrades Make Sense

You might not think something as simple and insignificant as an 1835 bulb will make much of a difference in a business, but you may be overlooking something important. Costs for taking care of these bulbs can be significant over a year’s time. Plus, when you improve lighting you can greatly improve your efficiency. Here are some good reasons to consider changing to an LED type bulb.


Did you know the life of a standard indicator bulb is somewhere around 5,000 hours? If your operation is 24 hours a day, a bulb will last around 200 days or less than 8 months. Even if your operation was running 12 hours a day the most you could expect from your bulbs would be about 16 months or so.

A high quality LED indicator bulb can provide as much as 100,000 hours of service. Even if it was burned 24 hours a day and seven days a week, this would last about (8760 X 11.41 =99,961.6) 11.4 years. This figure is taken from the number of hours in a year (24 X 365 = 8760) and when you divide 100,000 by 8760 you get 11.41. If you replaced an 1835 bulb in January of 2016 it could burn continuously until May of 2027 or longer without the need for replacement.


Indicator and panel warning lights are extremely important. They let us know when something is wrong so corrective action can be taken to avoid disaster. However, if a panel light suddenly burns out you may not even know about it until it’s too late. This is why it’s a good idea to have indicator lights with a 100,000 hour life instead of only 5,000 hours.

Turning lights off and on again can put a great deal of wear and tear on the filaments inside incandescent bulbs. In fact, it can greatly shorten their lives. However, you will not have this concern with LED bulbs because it doesn’t matter how many times they are turned on and off, they will remain intact.

Power Usage

One of the most important reasons to consider LED lights is electrical power. An LED bulb needs far less power to operate than its incandescent counterpart. In addition, LED puts out very little heat and on large panels heat from lighting can be a major concern. You’ll also save because LED does not create a sudden power surge when turned on like incandescent lights. Plus, they are safe because they operate on low voltage. When you add up all the benefits of an 1835 bulb upgrade, you will see it is well worth it.

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