Six Reasons to Switch to LEDs
Here are six reasons your facility should switch to LED lighting.
1. Energy Efficient
LED lighting is energy efficient. The costs associated with lighting upgrades for industrial facilities are also falling. Most facilities will recoup their investment within a year or so. Switching to LED lighting also means you are using around 80% less energy, resulting in lower electricity costs.
2. Improved Working Conditions
LEDs produce better quality light. It makes for a safer workplace, and LED lighting can improve employee productivity. LEDs are also quiet, unlike CFLs which often produce a distracting humming noise.
3. Rated for Outdoor Use
Facilities often require outdoor lighting. LEDs are rated for outdoor use. The bulbs are resistant to temperature and weather changes like snow, rain, and heat.
4. Wide Range of Sizes and Styles
During your industrial facility lighting upgrade, you can choose lighting that best fits the application. The bulbs are available in a range of sizes, styles, and brightness levels. You can find LEDs to illuminate bay areas and smaller bulbs for desks and workstations.
LEDs are also available in various color temperatures from warm white to daylight lighting. Some LEDs even come with smart controls like occupancy sensors, timers, and dimming switches.
5. Reduce Maintenance Costs
Facilities see lower energy costs with LEDs, but it’s not the only way the lighting reduces operating costs. Maintenance costs also decrease after the lighting upgrade.
Most LEDs have a lifespan between 50,000 to 100,000 hours. It’s significantly longer than other bulbs by as much as 50%. LEDs last around 25 times longer than halogen lamps and up to 10 times longer than CFLs.
Running LEDs 12 hours a day, your bulbs should last around 10+ years. Not only are you saving on replacement bulb costs, but also on labor. Your employees can concentrate on other tasks, instead of changing out inefficient light bulbs.
6. Improved, Consistent Light Quality
Unlike traditional lighting that suddenly goes dark, LEDs do not go out. It means you won’t suddenly have a dark and unsafe space. LEDs will gradually dim as the bulbs are nearing the end of their lifespan, giving you time to replace the product.
The light quality is also consistent with LEDs. The bulbs use microchip technology to produce light, instead of heated filaments. The technology allows for more efficient and consistent light.
Learn More About Lighting Upgrades for Industrial Facilities
Making the switch to LEDs is an investment. However, most companies see a full return on their investments within the first year. The savings on energy usage, bulb replacement, and other maintenance costs easily help the lighting pay for itself.
Not all LEDs are the same, the bulbs come in various sizes, styles, and even the color of light produced can vary. To learn more about LEDs and a potential industrial facility lighting upgrade, contact our lighting experts today. Call 610-558-9773, email [email protected], or schedule a call that fits your needs by clicking the button below.