Everybody wants to know how much you can save by switching to LED lighting!
Before we delve into that, however, let’s take a look at a few of the other benefits. Did you know that cost savings is just ONE of the many benefits that LED lights have to offer your workplace? And what if we told you that some of the other benefits would not only add to your overall savings BUT have the potential to increase productivity? You would want to hear more, right?
There have been multiple studies that have shown that old school lighting, especially in office settings, makes people sick and tired. Fluorescent lights are known to cause headaches with prolonged exposure as well as eye damage. This has a lasting impact on your workplace. With LED lights, you can increase productivity because your employees have more energy, feel less tired and complain of fewer headaches.
Great, but how can lights do that?
It’s all very technical, but it has to do with the colour temperature. Studies have shown, for example, that a brighter light, say a 4,000 – 4,500K colour temperature can help prevent drowsiness. People report that they feel less tired in the late afternoon. And a warmer light, say 2,500 – 3,500K can produce a more calming effect on people. Imagine how beneficial that will be to your employees? And, if you have customers calming light is especially helpful when somebody wants to speak to the manager.
LEDs produce very little heat which is particularly beneficial for areas that must remain temperature controlled. Refrigerated warehouses, restaurants and server rooms to name a few.
LED lights are solid which means they are also more durable. They are better able to withstand changes in temperature as well as shock and vibration than other types of lighting. This means that they can last for years without having to be replaced.
Upgrading your company’s lighting to LEDs is relatively easy as far as upgrades go. Depending on how many lights you have to change, it can be done after business hours – often in a single night. This means no interruption to your workday and you will see the immediate benefits when you turn your lights on, and they turn on immediately to full brightness… with no warming up period!
LEDs are better for the environment, and the fact is that in today’s world consumers care about consumption. Customers want to do business with companies that care about the environment. When your company uses LEDs instead of incandescent or fluorescent lighting, you help to reduce your carbon footprint and make your company more environmentally friendly.
Okay, okay… we know you want to know how much YOU can save by switching to LEDs!
Here it is. Typically, an LED upgrade will reduce your lighting energy consumption by 50 – 75%. This is because LEDs are much more efficient at producing light from a watt of energy (Lumens/watt). So, it is possible to replace a 400W HID High Bay with a 150W LED high bay and save 250W’s while also improving the light levels of your facility.