Benefits of LED Lighting
Over the last decade, LED lighting – light fittings that use the LED technology typically seen in consumer electronics – have grown into a widely used lighting option for homes, businesses, schools, colleges and warehouses
The main benefit to LED lighting is energy efficiency, LED light fittings can produce a large amount of light at a low wattage.
They also have lower long-term costs than fluorescent or incandescent lights.
Here are a few of the main benefits of LED lighting
LED lighting is extremely energy efficient. LED lighting use typically between 60-80% less energy compared to fluorescent, incandescent and halogen lighting.
LED lighting is also capable of producing a large amount of light at a lower wattage than conventional lighting. Widely available LED lights produce between 60 and 110 lumens per watt, versus 17 to 20 lumens per watt for incandescent lighting.
LED lighting not only lasts for a long time it also costs very little to run. Because of the incredible energy efficiency of LED light bulbs, switching to LED light can result in savings of hundreds of pounds per year for most businesses and schools.
On average, a UK Primary school £3,500 and a UK high school can save £14,500.
The figures above do not take into account the fact that LED lighting lasts, making the cost of replacing bulbs far lower over a long-term period.
While the savings are significant for schools, they’re bigger for businesses and organisations with serious lighting needs. The greater a business’s lighting requirements, the more it can save by switching to LED. Businesses have higher operating hours making their lighting costs more.
Would you like to make the switch and lower your electricity bills? Contact us to learn more about the advantages of switching to LED lights and the LED lighting products available for your home or business.
Built to Last
Many people view LED lighting as an expensive option, mainly because the cost of a single LED light fitting is higher than the cost of a single incandescent or fluorescent light fitting.
However LED lighting is far more affordable than conventional light bulbs over the long term, both in the cost of the lighting equipment itself and the lower amount of electricity it consumes.
This is because LED light bulbs are designed and built to last. While an incandescent light typically only lasts for 1,000 hours, LED lighting is designed to last for 50,000 hours
LED lights also last longer than fluorescent lighting. On average fluorescent lighting provides approximately 6,000 to 15,000 of use. Although LED light fittings cost more, they can last for up to eight times as long as the fluorescent counterpart.
Not only are LED lights energy efficient and inexpensive, LED lighting also contains no toxic chemicals. This makes it a much more environmentally friendly option than fluorescent lights, which contain hazardous substances such as mercury.
Since LED lights last for significantly longer than incandescent and fluorescent light
bulbs, they produce less waste. They’re also easy to recycle, as LED lights contain no
hazardous or toxic materials that can damage the environment.