Whether it’s winter break, summer break, or a short weeklong break in the fall or spring, school breaks are an ideal time for scheduling big projects. If you’re a small business and your employees are going to be out or working remotely, this also presents a great opportunity to renovate or update your office. It’s easier to complete a big project when students or employees aren’t occupying your space. If you’ve ever considered an LED lighting upgrade for your school or workplace, a break would be a great time to do it.
Four Reasons to Upgrade to LED Lighting for Your Business or School
If you’ve decided to make the switch to LED lighting, you’re probably already aware of the many advantages LED bulbs can provide. But it’s especially smart to upgrade during a school break or a time where employees will be out of the office. This will allow your lighting contractor to install quality LEDs and help you achieve energy savings faster because they can accomplish projects in a much shorter time.
Aside from the fact that LED upgrades can be completed much more quickly on breaks, there are many other reasons you should consider upgrading to LEDs, including the following:
Many schools and offices have outdated, ineffective lighting fixtures. LEDs are extremely energy efficient in comparison to traditional lighting sources like incandescent and fluorescent lights. Incandescent light bulbs are hot, and their interior components deteriorate with use. LEDs will reduce energy consumption and save your school or company on energy costs over time; plus, they require little to no maintenance over their life.
A break from school or the office is also a great time to consider if your building needs ADA upgrades. For lighting in particular, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) limits wall-mounted luminaires to 4 inches in depth when located between 27 inches and 84 inches from the finished floor level of walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Replacing your outdated sconces will allow you to achieve compliance and take advantage of better efficiency.
Quick, Long-Lasting Upgrade
Although an LED installation or retrofit can be quick, especially during a break, the result will be a long-lasting solution. The lifespan of LED fixtures is significant; they can last from 20,000 to 50,000 hours. If lights are being used for eight hours each day, this means fixtures could last for approximately 17 years. Less time worrying about maintenance and upgrading means more time to focus on what matters—making your business or your school better.
Improved Productivity and Mood
For both business owners and school faculty members, another huge benefit of LEDs is the spike in productivity they can provide for employees and students. LEDs emit a white light that is very similar to daylight. Studies have shown that white lights can improve mood, energy, alertness, and productivity.
Break Quickly Approaching? Schedule Your Energy-Efficient Lighting Upgrade Today!
When a school break is quickly approaching or your employees get ready to move out of the office, don’t wait to schedule your lighting project. Lighting Solutions can accomplish projects in a short time frame while your building is unoccupied so you can achieve cost savings that much faster. We design and install quality light systems that give your facility a modern feel and help you see savings on your monthly electric bill.
The best part? If you schedule your lighting upgrade on a school break or a time when your employees won’t be in the office, we can get your lighting upgrade done in an even more timely manner. If you would like to schedule an energy audit to see how much you can save with an energy project, contact our team today to get started!