Thanks to their compact size, low consumption of energy, and extended lifetime, it’s no wonder that LEDs are used in a variety of applications. From warehouses and parking lots to big-box retailers and small offices, LEDs have become a popular type of commercial lighting for businesses that are looking to update their lighting fixtures.
If you haven’t updated to LED fixtures yet but you’re considering doing so, here’s what you need to know about the benefits of switching to LED lighting.
Benefits of LED Lighting
If you’re still on the fence about switching to LED lighting, it’s worth taking the time to learn more about all the advantages of LEDs. The following are just a few of the benefits of energy-efficient LED lighting.
LED Lighting Efficiency
LED is a highly energy-efficient form of lighting technology when compared to traditional lighting sources such as incandescent or fluorescent. LEDs, especially Energy Star-rated products, use at least 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. Using bulbs that are more energy efficient to light your facility will significantly decrease your electric bill month to month.
Another benefit of LEDs is they last considerably longer than traditional lighting technologies. According to the Department of Energy, high-quality LED lighting products are expected to have a useful life of 30,000 to 50,000 hours (useful life meaning the number of operating hours the LED can emit light that is at least 70% of its initial light output).
Not only are there different types of LED fixtures for various uses (LED flood lights, high bay lighting, strip lights, wall pack area lights, etc.), but there are even more customization options beyond that. LEDs are the most efficient light for any space and the most customizable. Your lighting contractor will design lighting fixtures in a way that works perfectly for your facility. They can also adjust brightness, lighting color, temperatures, and provide you with different shapes and sizes of fixtures to meet your specific needs.
LEDs aren’t just a friend to your monthly energy bill, they are also a friend to the environment. A 6-to-8-watt LED bulb with a light output of 800 lumens per watt will last for 50,000 hours. LEDs consume less power per lumen of light emitted; this reduces greenhouse emissions from power plants. Additionally, LEDs contain no toxic elements. Fluorescent strip lights contain mercury that will contaminate the environment when disposed of in a landfill. By switching to LEDs, you are helping reduce any further toxic waste in the environment.
LEDs emit very little heat and reduce the risk of fires starting in your facility. They do not emit infrared or ultraviolet radiation and they do not contain mercury. Because LEDs don’t emit polluting radiation, they do not pose a health hazard to employees.
Fewer Lights Needed
LEDs distribute higher quality light and focus the light in one direction as opposed to traditional sources that waste energy by emitting light in all directions. This means fewer lights are needed to achieve optimal lighting in your facility, which helps you save even more money on your initial installation and money on your energy bill.
Various studies have proven that LED lighting can increase the productivity of employees in the workplace. Some research also shows that LED lighting can have a positive impact on an employee’s physical health, mood, performance, and overall well-being.
We’re Here to Help With Your Commercial LED Lighting Upgrade
Switching the lighting in your facility to LEDs can be extremely advantageous. Proper design will not only do wonders for the atmosphere and look of your business, but you’ll also be protecting the environment and saving money. Lighting Solutions is different from other companies because we guarantee substantial energy cost savings with our custom lighting retrofits and installations. We are so confident in our services that we offer cash paybacks if we fail to deliver. Are you ready to upgrade to LED lighting? To learn more about what a lighting project investment would like and how this project could benefit your business, contact Lighting Solutions today.