LEDs are 75% more energy efficient compared to incandescent lighting. LEDs don’t take as much power as incandescent lighting, they will last at least 25 times longer. With just this in mind, you may be thinking it might be a good time to start switching out your incandescent bulbs.
Below we will review the benefits of LED lighting, with a focus on companies operating in South Carolina.
Light-emitting diode (LED) lights are created using semiconductors (diodes). They run based off of the movements of electrons.
This varies from other forms of lighting. They don’t have filaments inside them that will eventually burn out.
Now that we have defined LED lighting, we will look at how they can help your business in the long run.
Since LEDs use a semiconductor, they last much longer compared to other forms of lighting. They will last at least 5 times longer than any other form of lighting. LED lights tend to last between 20,000 to 50,000 hours. Depending on how often you use them will dictate how often you will have to change the lights.
Compared to other forms of lighting, LEDS use very little power. Since LEDs use less power, this means you will have a smaller utility bill. If you switch to LED lighting you could save up to 80% on your energy costs each year.
LEDs aren’t made from glass, they are constructed out of plastic instead. This means they are much more durable. If they fall on the ground they won’t shatter like other forms of light bulbs.
Moreover, if for some reason the bulb was to break you don’t have to worry about mercury getting into the air. LED lights are 100% mercury free.
On top of that, LEDs produce less heat than other forms of lighting. This means if you go to touch the bulb after it has been on, you won’t get burned by it.
Finally, LED lights are great for indoor and outdoor use. They are unaffected by vibrations, shocks, and other external impacts. If you are having bad weather, or work on a construction site, you won’t have to worry about your lights breaking.
Since you won’t have to replace bulbs as often, it means you will have less bulbs going into landfills. On top of that, LED lights are made of recyclable material. You can take the bulbs to a recycling center so they can be broken down and the parts can be reused.
A lot of people are gung-ho about working with companies that help the environment. This means you will get more people wanting to buy your products.
LEDs have quite a few options when you go to buy them. We will look at some of the flexible options available to you.
LEDs you can have bold or subtle lighting. If you want brighter lighting, you will use higher kelvin temperatures (blue lighting). If you want a more dim/warm lighting (more yellow/orange), you can lower the kelvin temperature.
Most businesses will use more white to blue lighting as it helps keep your employees awake and alert. They will be more productive with medium to high kelvin temperatures.
Warmer colors have a more calming effect. You may want to have warmer colors in your break rooms to help your employees relax.
If your company has a lot of customers coming and going you may want warm lighting to make them comfortable. For example, hotel lobbies are a great place to have warmer lighting.
LEDs allow you to choose how you want to focus your lighting. You can have the lighting focused on one specific location, or have the light diffused over a larger area.
Moreover, you can control the brightness of your lighting. Maybe you want it dim in one area of your building, but brighter in another. That is easily doable with wireless controls.
Unlike other forms of lighting, LEDs will instantly come on at their full brightness (or what you have it set to). You don’t have to wait for the lights to heat up to get the brightness you desire, unlike with other types of lighting.
That sums up our review of some of the benefits of LED lighting. It is now time for you to decide if LEDs are the right choice for your company moving forward.
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