Since darkness has always been mankind’s most restrictive fear, it has been a literary symbol for dominical and evil matters for a long time. Man overcame his old fear after he succeeded in inhibiting fire and for that he managed to gain control of his work schedule, his bustle and even his recreation. For millenniums, making fire and burning wood, mineral and herbal oils and even animal fat was the only source of light for mankind. Although cheap and more or less available, it was also accompanied by so many risks and hazards.
It was only during the last century that electricity made its way to industries and became a more convenient and cleaner way of light production. Though from a scientific perspective, there was no change in the method and foundation of lighting production and “hot material radiation” was still the source of light. Latter improvement in physics led to the introduction and commercialization of the “gas discharge” method, which is considered a great improvement both in terms of consumption efficiency and diversity. Tubular fluorescent lamp, compact fluorescent (ESL), gas discharge (sodium vapor and mercury vapor) and metal halide lamps are all considered gas discharge lamps.
A much bigger step was taken with the introduction of light emitting diode (LED). The advantages of this achievement, especially after the last two decades’ developments, are so bold and unavoidable that there has been legislation for the compulsion of expanding the usage of LEDs instead of the former fluorescent and incandescent generations in so many countries, especially in the developed ones. Although the most important impetus for the movement towards LED technology and its dominance in the lighting market is it’s superiority over its competitors in energy efficiency, the fact that this newly emerged technology is also environmentally friendly can’t be denied.
Furthermore, its high flexibility in various applications makes it an even more efficient technology.
In our country 25 to 30 percent of the total electricity production goes into lighting, which is alarmingly (about 18 percent) higher than the global average. One of the easiest and most accessible ways to correct the energy consumption pattern in lighting is surely replacing the old high power consumption sources with the new LED technology. In this regard “Gostaresh-e Tajhizat-e Roshanaei-e Paydar” company which also goes under the brand name “BURUX” operates by the aim of producing high quality healthy lighting equipment.