What to Know Before Switching to LED

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Are LED lights better than fluorescent fixtures? The answer is yes, and we have four ways to prove it.

You could write a long laundry list about the benefits of LED technology. From energy savings to simple installations, these long-lasting light fixtures continue to revolutionize the way we bring light into our residential and commercial environments. But this technology isn’t new. LEDs have been around for years, and they’re clearly the superior option, but many people are still reluctant to take advantage of their many benefits.

In this blog, we uncover the myths of LED lighting, break down some of its primary benefits, and discuss why it’s an ideal choice for any building.  

The Importance of LED Conversions 

The transition can be a swift change, so if you’re still stuck on the fence, it’s time to come see the light. Here’s four reasons why it makes sense for you to choose LED lights to replace incandescents

1. Not all LEDs Are Equal

When it comes to LED lighting, there’s not a “one-size-fits-all” option. LED fixtures are engineered to serve a variety of purposes. Whether it’s to brighten up your home or office building or to provide security lighting, an LED bulb can help make a lasting impact. The important thing to know is there’s more than one type of lighting solution. 

When you’re exploring your options, compare the different makes, models, and OEM parts. Generally, the less energy your LEDs consume, the more value you get from your investment. The best products come with an ENERGY STAR label, so consult with your contractor before making any decisions. 

2. LED Lights Last Longer and Help Save Money

At face price, LEDs are more expensive than incandescent bulbs, but the price tag doesn’t tell the full story. LEDs are long-term investments. Unlike conventional bulbs, these powerful light sources won’t burn out within just a few months of use. On average, the typical lifespan for an LED is 50,000 hours. If you keep your lights on for 12 hours a day, those bulbs will last you more than 11 years. That’s nearly 50 times longer than the life of a typical incandescent.

Yes, LEDs are more expensive upfront, but the ROI is well worth the extra cost. To put things in perspective, one LED bulb alone produces a higher volume of illumination than a full panel of traditional lights. They produce less heat, burn less energy, and require next to no maintenance. Over time, this could help save your facility tens of thousands of dollars. 

3. LEDs Have a Range of Color Temperatures

When many people think about LEDs, they often think about a powerful white light, but they have so much more to offer. This lighting technology comes in a wide range of color temperatures. Every bulb is measured with a Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), which is a fragment recorded on the Kelvin (K) temperature scale. When you produce light at a low Kelvin, you get warm-colored illumination, but if you prefer a blue, cool-colored light, consider raising the Kelvin temperature. 

4. LEDs Offer Flexible Light Direction

Incandescent lights are designed to reflect light at all angles. The problem is that not every angle receives the same quality of light. With conventional light fixtures, the direction of your light source is sometimes fragmented. LED lights are directional. They provide the perfect focus and can direct the light to the exact areas where it’s needed.

Switch Fluorescent to LED 

Still unsure about LED technology? It’s normal to feel skeptical, but Lighting Solutions is here to help you secure a brighter future with plenty of long-term savings. We streamline all commercial lighting projects with turnkey solutions and frustration-free services. Whether it’s retrofitting, new fixture installations or complete power buys for businesses with five or more locations, you can count on us to simplify every aspect of your LED project. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. When you’re ready to make your final decision, we’ll walk you through all the options and determine the best solution for you.

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