There’s a new form of lighting on the block, and it’s lighting up the block better than any traditional lighting sources ever could. Okay, it’s not really that new. This type of lighting has actually been around for a while, but it’s revolutionizing the way we look at light—and for good reason. Here’s everything you need to know about LEDs and why they’ve made such a huge impact over the last several years.
The LED Revolution in the Lighting Industry
The use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is increasing at a rapid rate, and LED bulbs are on track to save U.S. consumers and businesses $20 billion a year in electricity costs within a decade. This could not only lower CO2 emissions, but the widespread adoption of LEDs could also cut down on global energy costs and carbon pollution.
LED light bulbs are a phenomenon and a lighting miracle. The advantages they provide to consumers and to the environment are astonishing, which is why they are one of the fastest technology shifts in human history, Goldman Sachs reports.
Let’s take a closer look at LED lighting efficiency and what makes this lighting technology superior to other light fixtures.
LED Lighting Efficiency and Other Advantages
LED light bulbs are extremely energy efficient which results in a number of other benefits that make them a revolution in lighting technology. LEDs produce a higher number of lumens per watt, which means more efficiency (more light produced for less power).
A typical 40 watt LED light bulb uses just 6 watts of electricity to produce 450 lumens—that’s nearly 75 lumens per watt. A compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) at the same 40 watt equivalent uses 10 watts of electricity to put out 580 lumens, so the fluorescent bulb’s energy efficiency is 58 lumens per watt.
Long story short, LEDs are the most energy-efficient lighting solution on the market. For this reason, they provide many other benefits that make them the best choice for all lighting in your facility.
The following are just a few of the benefits LED lighting provides:
LED Lighting in the Workplace
LEDs are also revolutionizing the workplace. In fact, studies have shown that LEDs improve employee health and productivity in the workplace. Because LEDs mimic natural daylight and make minimal noise, they lead to more productivity, so employees are less stressed and take less sick time.
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Lighting Solutions is committed to helping organizations achieve a lighting design that looks great and saves money. When you work with our team, you will receive expert advice about which products will work best in your specific facility. Then we’ll design and install the fixtures for you. If you are interested in a custom LED lighting solution, please contact our team today.