Have you yet to make the switch from traditional incandescent and fluorescent lighting to LED lighting for your business? You could be missing out on some great benefits. It doesn’t matter whether your business premises comprise of offices, a warehouse or something else. In the following post, we are going to highlight the key advantages to using LED lighting.
We thought it was best to avoid beating around the bush because when you are running a business, it is important to keep track of the money you are making and also the money you are spending. One of the reasons many business owners are put off, at least initially, from investing in LED lighting is the upfront cost.
However, it is important to see LED lighting more than just an expense and rather an investment. Depending on your setup, there is the very real potential of being able to slash your lighting bill in half, almost immediately. The savings of which could go towards more business-critical purchases and operations.
It would be strange to discuss the cost benefits without then discussing the energy-efficiency of LED lighting. Thanks to numerous developments in the technology over the last couple of decades, LEDs have an incredibly high lumen output count per watt, which basically means they can convert as much as 70% of the energy they generate into light. This sets them apart from traditional bulbs that waste high volumes of energy converting it into heat energy.
If you need more convincing of their efficiency, consider the fact that just one 6-watt LED bulb is capable of producing the same amount of light as a traditional 40-watt incandescent bulb.
Durable and Reliable
We mentioned already that you should see LED lighting as an investment for your business. When you invest in something, you want to get the most out of your investment, don’t you? With LED lighting that is possible because they are an exceptionally reliable and durable lighting option.
Not only are they perfectly capable of operating safely in cooler temperatures, but they are also able to withstand a greater volume of vibration and impact than alternative lighting options because there are no fragile parts or filaments that will damage easily.
The fact that they score highly in the reliability and durability department leads us nicely onto the fact that LED lights are safer than other options. Not just safe because they are less likely to get damaged or break, but because they can emit brighter lighting. That is why you should not be looking at the wattage to determine if a light is going to be bright enough. You need to look to the lumen output.
This brightness helps to ensure any parts of your business premises, whether it’s the production lines, warehouses or factories where your employees need to be able to see clearly, are safe.
Help Improve Productivity and Morale Among Your Team
It not only makes your workplace a safer environment for all involved in your business’s daily activities and tasks but making the right choice in lighting can actually enhance the productivity and morale of your workforce. Brighter and more naturally-toned lighting has been proven to help raise spirits among employees. A happy team also tends to be a more productive one.
There is a reason people in those dull offices you see look so unhappy and like they are trapped in some sort of living nightmare. It’s not just because they are involved in a boring job, it’s because their environment is dull.
Add a splash of brightness with LED lighting and you will soon see a marked improvement in the how enthusiastic your team become and how much work they complete in a shorter time.
It’s not just the fact that they don’t break easily and that they are very reliable that means you can get an exceptionally high return on your investment in LED lighting. The fact is, there are many LED lights out there with a rated lifespan of up to 50,000-hours.
Even if you know nothing of the science involved, you will likely appreciate that the length of the time traditional compact fluorescent and halogen bulbs don’t last that long. So, once you have them installed it will be some time before you need to replace them. That is, as long as you take care of them, On that subject…
If you were looking for a lighting solution you could have installed and then you don’t need to worry about, then LED lighting will definitely suit you and your business. While it is important to obviously follow good practices like turning them off in rooms and areas that are not in use or where lighting is not necessary, they are virtually maintenance-free.
Most are covered by long and comprehensive warranties, which means you save a lot of time, money and hassle by switching to LED lighting.
Clean, Green and Eco-Friendly
As if we hadn’t provided you with enough incentive already to make that switch, it’s worth noting that LED bulbs are more eco-friendly than traditional lighting fixtures. As well as not including any UV rays or mercury, they produce much lower CO2 emissions. This could even qualify you to benefit from some great tax reductions, as the government is trying to meet its CO2 emissions reductions quota.
Therefore, you not only benefit from the direct savings and convenience the switch to LED bulbs will bring, but the improved perception of your company by customers, clients, contractors and other important people have of your business. Nowadays, there are nothing people like more than a business that makes environmental issues a priority.
Inevitably, it is up to you to decide whether LED lighting is the right move for your business. Whether it will be worth it, in the long run, switching from old-fashioned lighting solutions to LEDs or not. We hopefully have been able to clearly show from the above, the kind of benefits your company will get from making the change.