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7 Benefits of Switching to LED Lighting

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7 benefits of switching to led lighting

LED lights are seen as the natural successor to incandescent bulbs. But not everyone knows why, exactly, and it’s important to be aware of the benefits to make sure you’re making the right decision for your business.

Read on as we discuss the several ways LED outshines traditional lighting.

1. Energy efficiency

If you replaced all of your workplace lighting with LEDs, you would see a 60-70% improvement in energy savings. This is down to the simple fact that LEDs use significantly less energy. They are 4-5 times more effective than other lighting, such as fluorescent or incandescent lights.

2. Durable and long-lasting

There is no comparison when it comes to LED versus incandescent bulbs. An average lightbulb can last around 1,000 hours, whereas an LED light lasts around 50,000 hours. This clearly leaves incandescent and fluorescent bulbs in the dust. And even when LED lightbulbs ‘wear out’, they lose effectiveness gradually, rather than a quick burn out.

3. Very affordable

Switching to LED lighting saves a huge amount of energy which in turn, saves you a huge amount in costs. Many people think that because they pay more for an LED lightbulb that the switch to LED is going to be expensive. But the long-term savings far outweigh the initial cost of the bulbs.

UK homeowners save £240 annually on average, if they switch from incandescent lighting to LED. And the cost of replacing bulbs is much lower as you will have at least 6 years before you need to think about it.

4. Versatile

LEDs are extremely versatile and can be used in the following settings:

  • General lighting
  • Architectural downlighting
  • Strips under cabinets and kitchen counters
  • Staircases and hallways
  • Lamps, appliances and electronics

5. Environmentally friendly

A huge benefit of LED lighting is how much it reduces your carbon footprint. LEDs produce a minuscule amount of ultraviolet (UV) light and contain zero toxic chemicals. This makes them much more attractive than fluorescent lighting, which contains mercury (a hazardous substance).

The mere fact that LED light bulbs last so much longer than average bulbs means they produce far less waste and are easy to recycle. They can provide a variety of light ‘temperatures’, mimicking natural sunlight, which allows them to be much gentler on the environment.

6. No wasted energy

If you start to change an incandescent lightbulb right after it goes out, you’ll notice how hot it gets.  This is because traditional lighting systems turn at least 90% of their energy to heat, only using 10% of energy to light.

LEDs are practically opposite. They create almost no heat at all, so no energy is wasted.

7. Dimming capabilities

When you use a smaller amount of power to light an LED bulb, it operates more efficiently. That means that modern LED lighting is extremely in sync with electronic dimmers. This gives you options not only in terms of lighting moods but also saving energy and costs as you are increasing the lifespan of the bulb even more.

Shine bright by switching to LED lighting

Making the switch to LED is an excellent way to reduce costs, increase your efficiency and go green. When you’re ready to reap the rewards, Volta Compliance is on hand throughout Yorkshire. Our local specialists can advise on and install LED lighting for your office, warehouse or commercial facility.

To find out more, contact our team on 0113 397 1361 or by emailing [email protected].

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Richard Carr Volta Compliance
Richard Carr
Managing Director
Richard is the Director of Volta Compliance. He is a fully qualified approved electrician graded with the JIB. Richard has over 20 years electrical experience working on commercial and industrial installations.