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Why x-Glo

Financial comparison

x-Glo LED strip lighting is considered by many to be more costly than conventional lighting. This is vastly incorrect as x-Glo is in fact verified to be the most cost-effective lighting system available. x-Glo is the only lighting solution which has proven to generate massive savings in energy costs. Most conventional lighting systems are not designed to function in the demanding and harsh conditions of the mining sector. This is due to many factors such as: being continuously on, high ambient temperatures, high moisture and general damage due to the rugged environment. Conventional lighting systems are high maintenance due to the short lifespan and continuous replacement of all components.

Because x-Glo is a low maintenance, long warranty product, there are no costs whatsoever required to maintain its functionality. x-Glo has an average return on investment of only one and a half years, thereafter converting original maintenance costs into massive savings. x-Glo is by far the most educated choice for forward thinkers as a cost-effective lighting solution for the mining sector.

Light maintenance comparison

99% of all conventional lighting systems available are not designed to be continuously on. When exposed to the conditions in underground mining, the overall efficiency and lifespan of these lighting systems is reduced dramatically.

Most conventional lighting systems lose up to 50% luminescence within the first 4 to 6 months and rarely last beyond the 12 month mark. This equates to the lighting lifespan for most conventional lighting in underground mines of approximately 4 to 6 months.

x-Glo lighting uses highly specialised components making it able to withstand being continuously on. x-Glo functions at optimal efficiency in the most challenging environments for long periods of time. The light output lost is considered to be marginal at +-5% per annum for the first four years, thereafter stabilising at +-1 to 2% per annum.

Summary of lighting in mines

Fitting Lifespan Luminescence drop Timeframe
Compact Fluorescent Lamp 10 - 12 Months 50% Loss 6 - 8 Months
Fluorescent Lamp 12 - 18 Months 50% Loss 10 - 12 Months
High Pressure Sodium Lamp 18 - 24 Months 50% Loss 12 - 18 Months
Metal Halide Lamp 10 - 12 Months 50% Loss 6 - 8 Months
General LED's 12 - 24 Months 50% Loss 12- 18 Months
x-Glo LED's 5 Years 30% - 50% Loss 5 Years

Health and Safety

Typical lighting installations in underground mines, consist of fixtures that are evenly spaced. This design gives an an uneven light distribution with high and low spots of luminescence, causing glare and confusion. This in turn creates a more hazardous working environment. These installations are further exaggerated when lighting failure occurs, leaving even darker areas with no lighting whatsoever.

x-Glo LED strip lighting is designed for a complete flood of luminescence, which lights up every crack and cavity in a 180° angle from ceiling to floor. Because of x-Glo's design there will never be any dark spots, only a constant and stable lighting platform. x-Glo has proven to increase safety and awareness dramatically, boost efficiency and increase performance by up to 20%, resulting in higher morale. There is no other lighting system globally available that can match these unique benefits

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