Do you know what kind of lighting your business is currently using? There are many aspects of a business that make it difficult to manage. Fortunately, there are some things you can change to make day-to-day operations easier. One of these changeable aspects of your business is the lighting you use. By switching your business to LED lighting you can take advantage of some surprising benefits.
Business Benefits of Switching to Commercial LED Lighting
No one wants an unsafe or dangerous workplace, but the reality is accidents are bound to happen and often occur when we least expect them. Technology, including electrical developments, has done a great deal to make many workplace environments cleaner and safer for all parties involved. Therefore, when businesses utilize these technological developments and take steps to mitigate risks it undoubtedly makes for an improved work environment for everyone involved.
LED lights are the current industry-leading technology for safe, efficient, and affordable commercial lighting. Unlike fluorescent light bulbs, LED lights contain no mercury. This means they are inherently safer when an unfortunate accident does occur. Mercury can pose a health hazard when a bulb breaks and need to be cleaned up with extreme caution. Additionally, LEDs produce significantly less heat which in turn reduces the chance for a bulb breaking or starting an unwanted fire. As an added bonus, this reduced heat will help with cooling costs for indoor spaces.
Not only are LED lights safer for people, but they are safer for the environment too. The lack of mercury helps keep our valuable water supplies clean and safe. Additionally, their long life span reduces manufacturing costs, reduces material in the landfill, and reduces energy costs.
Many businesses run certain lights all day and they need to live up to the task. LED lights are known for their long-life technology, making them the go-to light for businesses who want to save money. They continue to shine after a fluorescent or traditional incandescent bulb has stopped working.
The most drastic difference you’ll see is with your electrical costs. Depending on the fluorescent products you had installed before and which LED products you are replacing them with, you could save up to 80% on energy bills.
With an average lifespan of 15,000 hours, fluorescent lights die out three to four times faster than the average LED light with a lifespan of 50,000 hours. In addition to the expense of replacing the bulbs, you need to take into account the cost of manpower it takes to replace the old bulbs with new ones, especially in large buildings with lots of lights. You can significantly lower maintenance costs, like this, by switching over to LEDs.
The buzzing and flickering of fluorescent lights have been shown to put a strain on employees both physically and mentally which in turn severely affects morale and productivity. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable with fluorescent lights, but since LEDs run off a consistent current they will never buzz or flicker, even at the end of their long lifespan.
Quite simply put, LED lights are better quality. They are generally brighter, directional as opposed to omnidirectional, compatible with motion sensors, dimmers, and timers, and available in more color options to suit your specific needs. With that being said, LED lighting looks great. On top of serving a vital function for your business, it can also be integrated seamlessly into your business’s overall aesthetic.
At Volt Electrical Services, we are a Central Florida based firm specializing in electrical design and installation. We are committed to innovative designs, sustainable solutions, and high-quality services. Our experience presents a company that is highly qualified to complete projects varying in scope, size, and complexity. To ensure the highest level of quality and reliability, we focus our services on core market areas that reflect our strengths and talent.
If you are looking for a dependable commercial electrician, please feel free to contact us today. We would love the opportunity to speak with you further, answer any questions you may have, and potentially develop a plan to completely equip your business with LED lighting!