Keeping your commercial facility well-lit can be a major drain on energy if you aren’t utilizing LED lighting or other “green,” energy-saving lighting technologies. Despite LED lights, or light-emitting diode, having a much longer lifespan while providing the same illumination, 80%-90% of industrial lighting and a large portion of other commercial facilities are still using traditional methods from high-intensity discharge (HID) sources. The benefits of LED lighting far outweigh the competition. Here are some of the benefits that LED lighting has for your commercial facility.
1. LED Lights Have Longer Lifespans
LED lighting is more expensive than its counterparts, however, they also last considerably longer. According to Bulbs.com, incandescent bulbs last between 750-2,000 hours. Fluorescent lighting lasts 24,000-36,000 hours. LED lighting, on the other hand, lasts between 40,000-150,000 hours. To put it in better context, if you switched to LED light bulbs you could leave them on 24 hours a day for 11 years, and they should still illuminate a room.
2. LED Lighting Saves on Energy Costs
Led lighting used to be very expensive, but, as technology has continued to evolve and adoption rates increase, pricing now has become very economical. As stated earlier, LED lighting lasts much longer than its counterparts, reducing maintenance time and costs associated with replacing the bulbs regularly. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LED lights use up to 80% less energy than traditional bulbs.
3. If You Want to Go Green, Choose LED
Depending on where you live, converting to LED bulbs could lead to savings in the form of “green” incentives for its many benefits to the environment. For instance, light-emitting diodes emit very little heat, reducing cooling costs in your facility. With energy production being a major contributor to climate change, installing LED lights can be a great step in making your operations more sustainable. As opposed to more common lighting options, LED bulbs do not contain mercury, which makes them recyclable and easier to dispose of.
4. LED Bulbs are just as Bright
If you are thinking that LED lighting is only more efficient and lasts longer because its brightness is diminished, think again! LED light bulbs are just as bright as traditional bulbs. They are designed to provide a focused light source without the external reflector allowing it to achieve higher application efficiency. In short, they are able to deliver light more efficiently and effectively to a desired location.
5. LED Lighting is Robust
Compared to conventional lighting options, light-emitting diode technology is much more versatile. Its light levels can be controlled easily and can come in a variety of colors allowing it to not just be overhead lighting, but also could provide illumination for in-facility marketing and other signage purposes.
LED lighting is also more durable than traditional lighting. They are resistant to shock, vibrations and can even survive when exposed to inclement weather like wind or rain. They are the perfect option for parking lot lighting as well as other external facility lighting needs.
Retrofit Your Facility with LED Lighting
Whether you have a large facility or a small one, the move to LED lighting has many benefits. If you are interested in learning more about how installing LED lights would benefit your bottom line, give Central Florida Services a call. We have been providing facility maintenance solutions for some of the top businesses in all of Florida and will do whatever it takes to ensure your facility is in top-notch condition.
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