If you’ve ever thought about upgrading the outdated lighting fixtures in your facility, you may have heard about LED fixtures. There are a wide variety of options when it comes to commercial lighting fixtures, but there is a lot of buzz around LED technology. Why? What makes an LED lighting system superior to other lighting systems?
The Benefits of LED Upgrades
When you are choosing a lighting design, installation company, and—perhaps most importantly—a type of fixture, LEDs are the far superior choice. LEDs provide many benefits aside from just aesthetics. Here are a few of the reasons you should consider upgrading to LED lighting instead of another traditional form of lighting.
Improve Energy Efficiency and Save Money on Electric Bills
LED is an extremely energy-efficient form of lighting. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), LED lights use about 75% to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and about 65% less energy than halogen bulbs. Upgrading to modern LED technology can significantly lower your monthly electric bill. Additionally, most of the energy in LEDs is converted into light, and very little of that energy is wasted heat. Less energy use reduces the demand from power plants and decreases greenhouse gas emissions. You won’t only be saving money, you’ll be saving the environment too.
Aside from the financial and environmental benefits of energy efficiency, you may also be surprised to find out that LED lighting can spike employee productivity. Dim lighting can cause eye strain and headaches. LEDs emit a bright, pure white light that mimics daylight as closely as possible. Not only does this cause the body to react similarly to the way it would in natural light, but it also increases productivity and improves mood. Plus, brighter light ensures that employees are safe and can see the work they are doing at all times.
LEDs are long-lasting when compared to other forms of light. They can last anywhere from 100,000 to 125,000 hours, which is equivalent to 14 years. Having a bulb that can last this long saves you money on repairs and maintenance. Plus, you won’t have to worry about replacing your current fixtures for years to come. Because LED fixtures last so long, this also gives your business the opportunity to invest in more aesthetic or advanced features, such as motion sensors for your new lighting upgrade.
Beyond the energy-saving opportunity, longer life, and improved productivity, LEDs also offer the opportunity for customization. Choose from various types of lamps such as high bays and various color options to suit your specific needs. With LEDs, you can achieve a custom lighting solution at an affordable cost.
Look to Lighting Solutions for a Professional Commercial Lighting Upgrade
Are you ready to see what this advanced form of energy-efficient technology can do for your business? Lighting Solutions is here to help. We offer custom solutions for your unique needs and top-notch design and installation services to ensure your project runs smoothly. If you have questions or would like to get started with a project, contact our team of lighting experts today.