Thankfully, LED lighting has a number of advantages compared to its predecessor, from energy efficiency to improved safety. Read on as we look at five benefits of LED lighting for your business.
We’ll start with the big one – energy efficiency. Unlike traditional bulbs that use heat to create light, LED lights use a semi-conductor system. This emits energy protons which generate light in the most efficient way possible – using a whopping 90% less than its incandescent counterpart.
For one, that means lower costs for your business. By reducing your energy bills on an ongoing basis, LED lighting can effectively pay for itself. On top of that, it will reduce your carbon footprint and make your company that little bit greener!
Another benefit of LED lighting is that it lasts longer than its predecessor. While incandescent bulbs typically last as little as 1,000 hours, LED lights are estimated to last between 10,000 to 50,000 hours.
While the number of weeks, months and years will depend on how much your lights are used, you can expect LED lights to have a lifespan up to 50 times greater than incandescent lighting. As well as reducing the hassle of replacing lights, it could be another contributor to cost savings over time.
LED lights provide more lumens for the same number of watts compared to alternatives. In short, that means they’re brighter with the same amount of power. This can be a big contributor to the way your business is seen by clients who visit your site.
They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Rather than being greeted by a dim, dull office or warehouse, visitors will see a brightly lit modern workspace that’s ready for action.
Speaking of action, good lighting is also conducive to better productivity. Working with dim light can lead to eye strain, headaches, fatigue and poor focus. By installing LED lighting, you can avoid these issues and give your staff the right environment for productive work.
Lighting is essential for health and safety. According to the Health and Safety Executive, lighting ‘needs to be suitable and adequate to meet the requirements of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992’.
With ‘insufficient light on the task’ listed as the first health and safety risk from lighting, it’s clear that LED lighting can provide a safe working environment. That said, the HSE report also lists a number of issues with excessive or uneven brightness, highlighting the importance of expert assistance with your lighting.
The benefits of LED lighting are clear. The only question is when you’ll make the switch. Whenever you’re ready, Volta Compliance is on hand in Leeds to provide the right LED lighting for your commercial space.
With over 20 years’ experience in the design, installation and maintenance of commercial LED lighting, we’re best placed to provide an energy efficient, long-lasting and cost-effective system for you. Get in touch today on 0113 397 1361 to find out more.