For commercial, business, agricultural, and industrial sectors, being energy-efficient and environmentally conscious is not just a good suggestion anymore, it’s an important way of life. Businesses can reduce their carbon footprint and cut significant costs on their overhead maintenance and energy consumption by switching to LED lighting. With an increase of state utilities companies providing energy rebates and incentives to customers, the upfront costs of these more expensive bulbs will quickly pay for itself, with even more savings occurring after only a year or two of operation.

 

1. LEDs Last Longer than Incandescent Lights

LEDs can last up to 50,000 hours, or nearly 20 years, significantly lower than the 1,200 hours of incandescent bulbs and 10,000 hours of CFL bulbs. This means your business will reduce energy costs in the long run, and spend less time doing regular facility-wide replacements and installations. Even at the end of their estimated 50,000 lifecycle hours, LED lights will continue to produce an estimate of 70% of their maximum illuminating potential, because unlike regular bulbs, they don’t burn out- instead they “fade” away.

 

2. Switching to LEDs can save you money

The biggest benefit to LED lighting in commercial and industrial settings is their cost savings. While their initial costs may still be a little more expensive than traditional light bulbs, they can end up paying for themselves within a year or two, since they last significantly longer than regular bulbs and new purchase and replacement will not occur as often.

 

3. LEDs Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions

LEDs can save up to 70% of a company’s energy output (phys.com). Practically speaking, reducing carbon emissions means reducing the consumption of energy, with is great for businesses that may have a high energy maintenance overhead. By switching to LED bulbs, commercial and industrial buildings will slash their monthly overhead budget considerably.

 

4. LEDs improve appearance and work productivity

The quality of light produced by LEDs can improve the ambient illumination of your office space or store front. The LED bulbs spread a wider light than fluorescent bulbs, which gives a more even distribution of light, making your business seem more naturally and aesthetically lit.

The variety of color temperatures available also provide office environments with better options when it comes to lighting, from warm 3000K lighting all the way to daylight coolness of 6500K. Finding the perfect color temperature enhances employee productivity and creates a unique environment specific to your business’ aesthetic needs.

 

5. LEDs are the future in technology and have become more readily available

Since LED technology has become the future of lighting, more manufacturers are getting in on production, allowing prices to plummet. LED bulbs used to cost upward of $50 each or more and are now more comparably priced to other bulb options.

 

6. LEDs provide directional lighting

Since you can place these lights directly where they are needed, you may end up needing fewer lumens compared to other lamps. Directional lighting is great for downlighting and lighting related to specific tasks.

 

7. LED bulbs are safer

LEDs are safer than other bulbs, as they don’t contain mercury like CFLs do, which can be toxic in the event of a bulb break, and they don’t heat up like traditional lights. They stay cool to the touch vs. incandescent and CFL bulbs, which are estimated to release 80-90% of their energy as heat. It is unlikely that LEDs will ever overheat, which for other bulbs could be a potential fire hazard.

 

Check out LEDrock’s current line of LED lighting products that can help your business save money and cut costs. Make the smart switch today!