LED commercial lighting offers businesses superior illumination that can significantly cut energy costs while enhancing design indoors or outdoors. From retail to hospitality and professional office space, commercial applications benefit from the energy-efficient LED technology that showcases products, creates atmosphere and illuminates spaces for safety and security.
Long-Term Cost Savings
If your business still uses incandescent lights, you can realize significant long-term cost-savings by switching to LED commercial lighting, even with the higher upfront cost of LED bulbs. By cutting energy use by approximately 80 percent and lasting 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, LED lighting systems offer immediate energy savings and reduced maintenance costs. Even compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) don’t match the efficiency of LEDs. CFLs release about 80 percent of their energy as heat while that amount is 90 percent for incandescent lamps, compared to LED bulbs, which give off very little heat. When you consider the potential heat output throughout a large commercial setting, the LEDs can potentially cut the cost of operating an air conditioning system and the lighting system. LEDs also last longer than CFLs.
Versatility of Applications
LEDs are the total package when it comes to light bulb options. In addition to their energy efficiency, their compact size, durability, instant (and often dimmable) brightness and single-direction focus allow for diversity and creativity in the use of LED commercial applications. They are ideal for task lighting, recessed fixtures and spotlighting because they radiate their light in a specific direction, eliminating the need for reflectors or diffusers. LEDs come in a full spectrum of colors in warm, neutral and cool tones, allowing for creative lighting design that seamlessly pairs beauty and function. The crisp, clear brightness of LED bulbs and their resistance to the impact of weather makes them a natural choice for indoor and outdoor areas where security and safety are a primary concern, such as walkways, doorways and parking lots. Their powerful output can decoratively and functionally light up large spaces with fewer fixtures than other types of lighting require.
Limited Environmental Impact
In addition to its cost-saving and design features, the eco-friendliness of LED commercial lighting adds to its appeal. As consumers become more conscious of the environmental impact businesses have, switching to LED lighting is one step a company can take to become more “green.”
A Department of Energy study determined that long-life, energy-efficient LED bulbs have a smaller environmental impact than electricity-guzzling incandescent bulbs that need to be replaced more frequently. LEDs also don’t emit radiation and reduce lighting CO2 emission by up to 90 percent. Unlike fluorescents and CFLs, LEDs are recyclable and mercury-free, making disposal simpler and safer. CFLs require specific disposal methods because they are classified as hazardous waste by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For professional expertise in capturing the benefits of LED commercial lighting for your business, contact Tri Star Electric. Tri Star Electric is a Los Angeles-based firm of fully licensed and insured electrical contractors and has worked on prestigious commercial and residential projects in New York City, New Jersey, Westchester, Connecticut, and Malibu CA. With more than four decades of experience, Tri Star Electric expertly manages large commercial and residential renovations and new construction through all phases from scheduling and design through closeout inspections.
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