Many businesses need data to appreciate the switch to LED lighting, so click here to read a succinct explanation of the value of such a change. Although the link focuses on residential lighting, the information captures the same outcome seen on a larger, business model. The numbers don't lie. The switch to LED lighting will greatly impact the total lumens output in a positive way, as well as requiring less wattage to deliver better light.
Of course, industrial lighting continues to meet the increasing demands of the work environment. High ceilings, for instance, accommodate heavy machinery and operation below. And over the years, the wattage of fluorescent and metal halide (HD) lights have increased in order to offset any lost light from such ceiling heights. Otherwise, facilities with high ceilings would lack adequate lighting. However, higher-wattage lighting raises an electric bill’s costs for a facility, which poses a heavy burden on businesses. That is why industrial LED lights like ours operate on better technology. In fact, without sacrificing total illumination (lumen output), the efficacy of LEDs cannot be outdone—whether by fluorescent or by metal halide fixtures. So consider switching to LEDs for your business.
Not convinced? Consider the fact that LEDs will decrease the ambient heat surrounding those high-wattage lights that are already installed in a facility, heat that requires costly ventilation overhead. By all accounts, our LEDs exceed the light-output expectations in the workplace, and they have a favorable Return-on-Investment (ROI)—often within two years from their installation. Interested? Consider Bright1000’s lower wattage LEDs and the following seven factors that go into such a decision:
- Energy Consumption: Notice the wattage. Wattage determines the amount of energy that lights use to produce light. LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lights need 50-90% less energy than both fluorescent and metal halide fixtures in order to produce an equivalent level of light. Furthermore, fluorescent and metal halide fixtures contain a ballast, which consumes an additional 15-20% of electricity. This is unnecessary, and LEDs operate without one.
- Environmental Costs: Consider the issue of waste product. Unlike conventional lighting, LEDs contain no mercury or chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), they produce less waste, and they are comprised of 100% recyclable material. Even the aluminum fixture and housing of LEDs are derived from post-industrial, recycled material.
- Durability: Filaments are prone to damage. Both incandescent and fluorescent lights contain them, and yet they increase the risk of failure from external force. Instead of filaments, solid-state components found in LEDs will extend the life of a light-fixture dramatically.
- Duration: Sections of a facility must be shut-down while new lights are installed. HID bulbs range from 1,000 to 5,000 hours of life. Compare that with the 50,000 hours that LEDs yield on average, not to mention the additional costs incurred in the replacement and maintenance of conventional bulbs.
- Instantaneity: Companies wrestle with area-costs in each facility. Conventional fixtures, in turn, experience a delay when connecting to the power, but this is not the case with LEDs. Motion sensors are compatible with most LED fixtures, and they will turn-off any light in any area where movement is not detected. This—over time—results in a drastic reduction of lighting costs. Gone are the days of unused workspace remaining lit.
- Noise Pollution: LEDs emit light without a flicker, not to mention the lack of disturbance.
- Ventillation: Companies sometime overlook the additional expenses inherent in lighting and ventilation, but confined areas require it (HVAC). By switching to LED, though, companies see a reduction of ambient heat, reducing unnecessary costs in operation.