Contrary to what many people believe, LED, or light-emitting diode, lights are no longer solely confined to household lighting applications. No, today commercial LED lighting design is a real thing too, as the benefits of this style of lighting have become realized to the fullest extent, especially when compared to incandescent bulbs and fluorescent bulbs. And it is fairly easy to see why LED lighting has picked up so much steam in the commercial lighting category.
So just why should you use commercial LED lighting design? Here’s a look at some of the leading reasons to help make a good case, if you haven’t already come to realize the benefits yourself:
Commercial LED Lighting Design: Why it Makes Sense
It’s incredibly practical: We’ll get into some of the sustainability benefits of LED lighting for commercial applications later on in this piece. And while these environmental benefits are great, any application – let alone lighting – doesn’t make any sense if it isn’t also at the level of quality or performance that a consumer expects.
LED lights offer both – quality and sustainability, which makes them extremely practical in both household and commercial environments. Just as we will with the eco-friendly benefits of LED lighting, we’ll dive further into how practical they are later on in this piece.
The Cost Saving Benefits of LED Lighting
Energy efficiency: You’re probably already well aware that LED lights are an energy efficient alternative to incandescent lights – but do you know just how comparably efficient they are? Compared to conventional bulbs, LED lights are up to 90 percent more energy efficient. That’s a huge savings, a savings that homeowners have seen in lower utility bills. Many commercial businesses that install LED lights are also seeing the savings in overhead expenses because of this.
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Long Lasting and Durable Commercial Lighting Option
While LED lights often cost more up front than incandescent bulbs, for example, that isn’t to say that you don’t recoup the costs over time. We already mentioned how LED lights are up to 90 percent more efficient than traditional lights, which provides a long-term savings in utilities. Frequent maintenance is a waste of labor and product dollars; that money is better invested elsewhere.
Another aspect of the savings associated with LED lights is that such lights are long lasting. How long lasting? If a typical LED light were to operate continuously, it would take about 11 years before replacement is necessary. If you’re only using the LED light for about eight hours a day, it would take about 20 years before a replacement is necessary. This long lifespan is just one more way that LED lights can help a commercial enterprise save in overhead costs.
Here’s one of the aforementioned aspects of LED lights that help it become a practical application for commercial environments – they’re durable. So durable, that they can withstand even the most rugged of conditions, which makes them fit in perfectly on the factory floor and in other demanding environments.
Specifically, LED lights are shock-, vibration- and impact-resistant. They also stand up well in situations involving inclement weather, which makes them an ideal application for lights that are both positioned indoors and outdoors. LED lights are also durable from a temperature standpoint, able to perform in both hot and/or cold temperature conditions.
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Versatility and Ability to Highlight or Showcase
While light dispersement might not come in too handy in warehouses and manufacturing facilities, one commercial environment where this feature is particularly helpful is when it comes to retail. Light dispersement simply means that light can be directed in a certain direction or toward a certain item to draw more attention to it.
So, for instance, in a store, LED commercial lighting displays could be arranged to draw attention to certain specials, seasonal items or really anything that store managers want to highlight to their customers. Dispersement is a unique feature that LED lighting offers, unlike conventional incandescent bulbs. This feature helps contribute to the flexibility of LEDS and, ultimately, their practicality in commercial environments.
When it comes to deciding whether or not to implement LED lighting in your commercial facility, ask yourself a few questions. Do you like saving money on utility costs? Are you tired of having to change out bulbs with regular frequency? Do conventional bulbs often crack or break prematurely in your commercial environment? Do you want to help spearhead a more sustainable society? Do you think that there has to be a better lighting option than what you’re currently using?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then why not design with commercial LED lighting? The payoff largely outweighs the risks.