LED light bulbs have been around for quite some time, but have become increasingly popular within the last decade or so. Replacing old incandescent or halogen bulbs with LED bulbs in your home can cut down significantly on electric bills, but in a corporate or commercial setting, that amount turns into thousands of dollars saved! Here are ten reasons why businesses, big or small, should switch to LEDs:
1.) Consume Less Energy
It requires far less energy to light a LED bulb than any other type of bulb. The energy is converted into light instead of heat as in regular bulbs. For example, a 50 watt incandescent bulb is equivalent to a 4 watt LED bulb. Think of how much energy a company can conserve by switching all of their bulbs to LEDs and what an impact that would make on the environment!
2.) Longer Lamp Life
LED bulbs last longer than any other type of bulb, so frequent maintenance is not necessary. The average lifespan of a LED light bulb is 50,000 hours, which is ideal for long days at the office.
3.) Emit Less Heat
As previously stated, LED bulbs convert their energy into light rather than heat. Therefore, they emit far less heat, making for a comfortable work environment. By not emitting heat this allows for companies to also save energy by not turning on cooling systems due to the excess heat in the atmosphere. This feature also makes them safe for work environments where heat is dangerous, such as a laboratory or factory.
4.) No Toxic Materials
LED light bulbs do not contain any mercury unlike CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) making them a safe choice.
LED bulbs tend to be smaller but sturdier than most other types of light bulbs. The material they are made with is thicker than that of the glass of the incandescent bulbs.
6.) Provide Better Lighting
LED lights are brighter than other lights, which could possibly increase productivity in the workplace. Grocery stores use this specific type of lighting to spotlight their produce and make them look more appealing to customers.
7.) Easy Exchange
LED bulbs are designed to retrofit any existing incandescent or halogen lighting fixtures. Therefore, all you need to purchase is the bulbs!
8.) Won’t Burn Out
These bulbs will never completely burn out. When they need to be replaced, they will provide a dimmer light than usual. Even when dimmed, these bulbs can still last for quite some time.
Depending on the state you live in, your company can receive certain incentives, such as tax credits or loans, for switching to energy efficient LED light bulbs.
10.) Saves Money
The most important reason of all why LEDs are perfect for businesses is the amount of money that will be saved. LED bulbs may be more expensive than other bulbs on initial purchase, but will save you a lot of money in the long run. According to previous case studies, companies have saved up to 70 – 90% on energy costs! Not only will you save money on that, but since these bulbs do not have to be replaced as often as other bulbs, money will be saved on maintenance fees.