Next Gen LEDs – Is It Time to Replace My LED Lighting?

by | Dec 15, 2022 | 0 comments |

LED fixtures last longer than other types of lighting. However, if you upgraded your fixtures over ten years ago it’s time to consider replacing your LED lighting. The bulbs will wear out over time, and if you are considering transitioning to next gen LED lighting, it’s crucial you understand the value of your project.

When Is It Time to Replace LED Lighting?

Most LED fixtures have a lifespan of around 50,000 hours. However, dimmable LEDs have an estimated lifespan of up to 100,000 hours. How long the bulbs last in your facility depends on usage. For example, hospitals are open 24/7 and LED replacements might be necessary every six years. Offices can go up to 15 years before replacements are necessary.

What Affects the Lifespan of LED Fixtures?

How many hours LED lights are on, along with how often the fixtures are turned on are two factors that affect their lifespan. Other factors include,

  • Poor bulb quality. While most LED manufacturers use quality materials, it doesn’t apply to everyone. Material defects can significantly shorten the fixture’s lifespan.
  • Electrical overstress (EOS). EOS occurs when the bulb is receiving more power than the maximum recommendation. Errors during installation, poor bulb design, and sub-quality drivers are common reasons for the issue.
  • Heat and moisture stress. LED lights operate at a cooler temperature than incandescent bulbs. However, exposure to extreme temperatures of high humidity can shorten their lifespan.

To learn more about an LEDs lifespan, we suggest reading, Understanding LED Lifespan. An in-depth blog designed to walk you through what you can expect from a quality LED.

Replacing LED Lighting – How to Know When It’s Time

It’s easy to know when it’s time to replace incandescent lighting. The bulb suddenly doesn’t turn on. LEDs are a little different. Instead of suddenly going out, the bulbs produce dimmer light. It’s the first sign it’s time to consider investing in an LED lighting replacement project.

As LEDs start to dim it can result in headaches and eye strain for employees and visitors. Productivity often decreases and even employee safety can be impacted.

To ensure your LED fixtures are functioning optimally, you want to work with an experienced distributor and installer to determine the life expectancy of your lighting system.

Next Gen LED Solution_Call to Action

How to Transition to Next Gen Lighting

LED technology is evolving. Integrating LEDs into older fixtures was the standard around 10 years ago, but technological advancements are changing how LED lighting retrofits are performed.

Instead of using old fixtures, new ones are a part of the LED lighting replacement process. It helps to optimize efficiency and operation. Facilities that are not ready to replace outdated fixtures, will want to work with lighting specialists as they are choosing their LED lighting solutions.

Is Your Facility Due for A LED Lighting Replacement?

If your LED lights are ten years or older, it’s a good idea to talk to a lighting specialist. LED upgrades are improving operation and efficiency, which translates into energy savings and increased employee productivity.

Talk to one of our lighting experts today to learn more about the advancements in LED lighting, and how next gen LED lighting can benefit your facility. Call 610-558-9773, email, or schedule a call that fits your needs by clicking the button below.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Blogs You Might Be Interested In

Simple Lighting Control Strategies that Save Money

Simple Lighting Control Strategies that Save Money

There are a shocking number of buildings that have lighting strategies that waste energy and make spaces uncomfortable for employees. Productivity falls, and businesses lose money. The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey states that lighting is responsible...

Exterior Signage – Signage Types and Services

Exterior Signage – Signage Types and Services

Exterior signage lets you bring the advertising to your customers. It allows you to easily reach them outdoors, whether they are driving, walking, or biking. Outdoor or out-of-home (OOH) advertising makes it easy for you to promote your brand in public spaces by...

The Most Efficient Solar Panels for 2023

The Most Efficient Solar Panels for 2023

Installing solar panels in a home or commercial building lowers utility bills and conserves energy. However, solar panel fabrication plays a role in its effectiveness. Understanding the differences between the various types of solar panels can help you make the right...

News You Might Be Interested In

Horticultural Society Recommends LED Lighting for Plants

Horticultural Society Recommends LED Lighting for Plants

Horticulturists are finding new and innovative ways to help their plants using lighting. There are now new lighting requirements for horticulturists to use on their crops. The controlled agriculture industry (CEA) finalized lighting requirements for LEDS to be used...

Innovative Ways Banks Can Use Digital Displays

Innovative Ways Banks Can Use Digital Displays

Digital signage and displays are gaining more popularity as a tactical marketing strategy. Digital signage will inform customers and clients and keep them engaged with the business. Banks are finding new ways to incorporate digital signage and displays throughout...

Restaurants Get Creative with Digital Signage

Restaurants Get Creative with Digital Signage

Since the pandemic, restaurants have been strategizing ways to incorporate digital signage into their business as a way to lower the spread of Covid. When dining areas were shut down, the digital signage market suffered because customers were relying on delivery and...

Join Our Community

Thousands of business professionals rely on Action Services Group for the latest in Lighting,
Signage, and Electrical news. Add yourself to our community and receive timely updates on
safety, new products, energy savings, rebates, and so much more.
You can select what information you would like to receive.