Why Should Businesses Switch to LED?
Lighting is an important design element of any commercial property.
Whether it’s a retail space, office setting, or industrial property, the right type of lighting can maximize saleability and productivity. Incorporating light-emitting diodes or LEDs to your commercial space can provide numerous benefits and advantages.
Updating existing conventional incandescent light fittings to their LED equivalents can be a cost-effective solution for any business. LED lighting solutions are on the cutting edge. And as the technology matures, expect to see more and more businesses flip the switch to LED.
No business wants to waste their hard-earned money, and making the switch to LED can be a risky proposition. To avail your concerns, we at Nakashi shine the light on LED and highlight the key benefits your business will gain from making the switch.
1. Energy savings
The most attractive feature of LED technology is its energy savings. Lighting accounts for a majority of general utility expenses.
Every type of business requires lighting. Retail fronts use lighting as signage or promotional material to attract would-be shoppers. Industrial properties employ lighting for safety, operational, and security reasons.
If your business is the type that is required to keep the lights on throughout all hours of the day, this can quickly become draining.
LED lights are an efficient lighting solution to this draining problem. Making the switch to LED lights allows your business to significantly control energy output and operational expenses. It is one of the easiest ways a business can cut utility bills.
In fact, numerous studies have found that replacing conventional lights with ENERGY STAR-qualified LED lights to your business can result in up to 80% less energy usage. This greater efficiency means less energy is lost during usage.
Overall, this results in significant financial savings across the business.
There are also intangible financial benefits to installing LED light fittings to your business. As LED light bulbs emit less heat than conventional lights, there is less demand for your business to use air conditioning or cooling systems to regulate your lighting system’s heat output.
Compared to other lighting solutions available, LED lights present a more superior operational life.
In comparison to other frequently used light bulbs, LED light bulbs can last up to 25 times longer.
The average LED light bulb has a rated life of 25,000 hours, with some being rated up to 50,000 hours. Its closest competitor, the CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulb, is rated at an average of 10,000 hours.
If used 12 hours a day, an LED bulb will last nearly six years while a CFL bulb will last just over two years.
LED bulbs are a solid state lighting device that relies on diodes to produce light rather than a filament. The lack of any type of filament in an LED bulb enhances its durability. The absence of a filament reduces the risk of an LED bulb getting damaged easily.
The durability of LED lights means less maintenance must be done to keep them operational. This protects your business against potential workplace injuries, especially when light bulbs need to be serviced or replaced in hard-to-reach places.
What’s more, their strength and durability make them far more resistant against shock, vibrations, and external impact. This means they are better suited for various operational conditions such as construction sites.
They can also be exposed to the harsh elements with reduced risk of breakage.
The absence of a filament means LED light bulbs are not prone to overheating and are unlikely to be a fire risk. CFL bulbs and other conventional lamps emit light from a gas or a vacuum. This can result in the bulb overheating, increasing the risk of an electrical fire in the workplace.
While LED bulbs may be hot to the touch, high quality LED light bulbs do not generate heat. As they operate at a relatively low temperature, the chances of LED bulbs overheating are minimal. Any chance of electrical fires being triggered by LED bulbs would be caused by of bad wiring rather than the bulb itself.
The lighting technology present in LEDs allows them to provide variable lighting. This provides significant health benefits to employees in the workplace.
In particular, businesses can adjust an LED bulb’s lighting properties such as color temperature or intensity. This enables LEDs to mimic natural light, increase optical efficiency, improve productivity and learning performance, and decrease stress and anxiety.
Social responsibility is an important facet for a business to consider in order to survive in the 21st century marketplace.
The modern consumer is more sophisticated than ever before. A business that’s socially responsible is better able to bolster their image, build relationships with customers, and retain top talent.
Making the transition to LED bulbs is a strategic move towards being more socially responsible.
Being more energy-efficient and more durable means fewer LEDs end up in landfills. Their longevity requires fewer lights to be produced, resulting in fewer resources needed for manufacturing, reducing carbon emissions.
Not using filaments to provide light also decreases greenhouse gas emissions.
And unlike their respective counterparts, LEDs contain no toxic elements. CFLs and other fluorescents contain noxious chemicals like mercury, and the improper disposal of such bulbs can result in environmental degradation and increased toxic waste.
A lighting solution for your every need
In every capacity, LED lighting benefits your business. Here at Nakashi, we understand your concern with making the switch to LED lighting. But, rest assured, whatever business you manage, we have an LED solution available for it.
Our wide range of LED fixtures and fittings means custom lighting solutions are available for your business needs. From flexible strips and flood lights to recessed panel lights, we can configure LED solutions to your current light systems.
Want to further evaluate whether or not LED lights are right for your business? Contact Nakashi today and discover the benefits of LED technology.