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6 Benefits of Using LED Lights for Business

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Indoor and outdoor lighting is universally essential to business activities. Like other essentials, commercial lighting carries with it an ongoing, unavoidable cost. So why not make a change that’s good for your bottom line and the environment too?

As a manufacturer of commercial and industrial lighting products, we understand the benefits of LEDs, particularly for a business with extensive lighting needs. Our products have provided thousands of businesses with the opportunity to make the switch to LED technology.

This article outlines six main benefits of LED lights for business and provides a case study where a busy office building significantly increased their bottom line after replacing fluorescent lights with LEDs.

Benefits

1. LED lights save money.
There are two primary ways in which LEDs save users money. The first of these is quite obvious, in that they are far more energy efficient than all other types of lighting options. In addition to this, LEDs lower maintenance costs to nearly zero by eliminating the need to replace bulbs throughout their rated lifespan and therefore avoiding the need to pay disposal fees. Long term, this savings more than makes up for their higher initial cost. Rebates are also commonly offered to encourage energy efficient lighting which can help offset the initial cost of installation.

2. LED lights last longer.
Life cycles of LEDs are measured in tens of thousands of hours, which is exponentially longer than other lights. Light output throughout this time period is consistent, unlike most other types of lighting such as HIDs or fluorescents. Even after exceeding the rated number of hours, LEDs still produce sufficient light as they begin to fade.

3. LEDs are better for lighting.
LEDs provide an overall better quality and accuracy of light. These lights provide optimal color rendering, sharper focus, and enhanced ambient lighting to improve your facility’s appearance and give customers and employees a better overall experience. This improvement in lighting accuracy also helps to improve worker safety, making it easier for them to avoid mistakes or hazards.

4. LEDs provide a better work environment.
LED lighting is glare-free and less tiring on your eyes. Because of this, business owners will find it improves workplace productivity and increases employee satisfaction. In addition to this, the higher accuracy of these lights improves workplace safety due to higher visibility. Also, unlike legacy lighting such as mercury filled fluorescent tubes, LED lights do not shatter and do not contain toxic materials which reduces the necessity for special disposal fees.

5. LEDs are easy to upgrade.
It has never been easier to upgrade to LED lighting. From drop-in bulbs that work with existing fixtures, to full on replacement fixtures, upgrading with Straits is a straightforward process. In many cases, these lights simplify the installation due to them not requiring ballasts or extra supporting equipment as everything needed to operate them is self contained within the fixture. Let us help you upgrade to our premium shatterproof and mercury-free solutions are the best choices for your business.

6. LEDs are energy efficient.
By reducing CO2 emissions and efficiently converting electricity into light, LEDs are better for the environment and can cut energy consumption by upwards of 70 percent. Depending on the size of the application, this can save a company enough to cover the cost of upgrading within a matter of months. After paying for itself from energy savings, these lights will continue to pay dividends in annual energy savings for years to come.

Business LED Lighting Case Study

To support some of the points above, we’ve outlined a case study where a business switched from fluorescent lamps to LED office lighting fixtures. This case study involves a busy office building based in Michigan.

Dimly lit office space with fluorescent lighting prior to using Straits LED lighting fixtures

Before
LED troffer lighting fixtures on the ceiling of an office building illuminating the entire office space

After

Aside from the clearly apparent improvement in overall lighting quality, the business saw several benefits from switching to LED lighting such as:

  • 115% increase in annual ROI
  • Longer lasting lighting
  • Significant reduction of lighting mercury
  • Significant reduction of CO2 annually

LED Lighting Supplier

As an LED lighting supplier, we have an ample stock of high-quality, value-engineered commercial lighting products ready to ship. The experts from Straits Lighting Company are here to help businesses deploy LED technology in smart ways that make financial sense.

We know how to navigate the ever-changing realm of LED rebates available through the energy companies and government agencies. Now is the time to leverage the financial and environmental benefits of LED lighting to make it as sustainable for your business as it is for the planet. With our knowledge, we can help your business reap the benefits of LED lighting.

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Using LED lights for business makes sense both financially and environmentally. Straits Lighting is here to help you navigate your company’s LED lighting needs. We work with both distributors and large customers all over the United States. Contact us and let us provide you with a cost-saving and energy efficient lighting solution.

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