LED Illuminators For Fiber Optic Lighting

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Why choose LED over other illuminator types and why now could be the time to upgrade.

Our modern range of LED illuminators use the latest technology to provide bright light output combined with small unit size and very cool and quiet running.
The light output from our LED range is comparable with, and in most cases, surpasses that of our older technology illuminators.
LED modules also have a much longer lifespan than their older tungsten halogen or metal halide equivalents. This reduces maintenance costs to almost nil. Power consumption is also vastly reduced in comparison to older lamp technologies making them the most environmentally friendly and sustainable option for fiber illumination.

LED Cost & Energy Savings Calculator

You can use our cost calculator below to get an idea of the running cost and energy savings between our white light LED illuminators and an older tungsten halogen illuminator with a 100W lamp and a Compact metal halide with a 150W lamp.
We are sure you'll agree that the LED unit offers significant benefits both for your pocket and more importantly for the future of the planet!
Note that RGBW LED illuminators are not shown on this table as a direct comparison between an RGBW array and a halogen or metal halide lamp would not provide accurate results. The Wattage output of an RGBW array varies depending on the color mix chosen at any one time.


Use the 2 sliders to adjust the number of hours per day that the illuminator will be switched on for and your cost in pence per kWh of electricity.
The values in the table below will update in real time to show you the cost and emissions savings that an LED illuminator can provide.



Illuminator Mains Watts Lamp Life (hours) Electricity Consumption (kWh per day) Running Cost
($ per year)
Cost Savings ($ per Year) compared to 100W Halogen Cost Savings LED Life ($) compared to 100W Halogen Cost Savings ($ per Year) compared to 150W Metal Halide Cost Savings LED Life ($) compared to 150W Metal Halide CO2 Emissons (lb per year)
Halogen 116 4000 0.93 51.60 N/A N/A N/A N/A 321.46
Compact 168 9000 1.34 100.27 N/A N/A N/A N/A 463.18
Quasar 150 50000 1.20 89.79 N/A N/A 10.48 179.45 414.79
Sirius 92.2 50000 0.74 55.37 N/A N/A 44.90 768.84 255.78
Gemini 25.7 50000 0.21 15.71 53.88 922.60 N/A N/A 72.59
Luna 11.4 50000 0.09 6.73 62.86 1076.37 N/A N/A 31.11
MicroLED 100 3.4 50000 0.03 2.24 67.35 1153.25 N/A N/A 10.37
Vega 27.2 50000 0.22 16.46 53.13 909.76 N/A N/A 76.04

This calculator is supplied for information purposes only. Actual savings & emissions may vary depending on your specific circumstances.

UFO Lighting is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information in this table is provided "as is", with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information and without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

CO2 emission data based on US average. Accurate cost (pence per kWh) is available from your electricity supplier.