Ten Reasons Why You’re Business Should Switch To LED Lighting

Companies spend a considerable amount of time looking at ways to make their businesses more efficient and profitable. With increasing energy costs and more pressure on society to reduce carbon footprint, converting your lighting to LED has many advantages.

Here are our top 10 ‘business case’ reasons why your organisation should make the switch to LED lighting:

1. Rising Energy Bills: Wholesale energy costs are set to rise by 25% between now and 2020 because of a number of factors including an increase in network provider costs, government taxes and levies as well as and increasing suppliers costs.

Source: Pulse Business Energy

Find more statistics on increasing commercial energy costs.

2. Enhanced LED Technology:
The earliest type of LED lights emitted low-intensity infrared light and were limited to producing only a red colour. They were often used as indicator lights for electronic devices and replaced incandescent bulbs.
 
Technology has moved on from these early versions of LED lighting. Now these LED lights have many advantages over any incandescent light source because of their lower energy requirements, longer lifetime, better physical robustness, smaller size and faster switching abilities.

3. Technological Evolvement:
The advancements in LED lighting technology mean that the future will be geared to LED lights over any other type of commercial lighting. The diagram below illustrates the current types of lighting and their limitations versus the scope for LED for the foreseeable future:

Source: Osram

4. Increasing Energy Efficiency:
LED lights need much less wattage to light up any room or outside space compared to CFL or incandescent light bulbs which is why LED lights are more energy efficient and last longer than any other type of LED lighting.
 
5. Save On Energy Bills:
Your business will be able to save on energy bills because of the energy efficiency of LED light bulbs compared to other types of lighting.
 
6. Reducing LED Lighting Price:
Many manufacturers of LED lights are looking at ways to reduce the cost of producing LED lighting products with mass production now becoming more of the norm than previous years. Quality and increasing product lifetime will still be part of the manufacturer’s product development strategy.
 
7. Reduce Carbon Emissions:
LED lights use less than 20% of the energy than other light bulbs and lasts up to 15 times longer. This will help you reduce your organisations carbon emissions. The Carbon Footprint website has more about how switching your lights to LED can help you reduce carbon emissions.
 
8. LED Lighting for Multiple Applications:
LED lights are very versatile and can be used in small or large indoor or outdoor spaces because of the size (small to large), no gases, no moving parts to fatigue, no screws to loosen or glass to break, they have multiple colour variations, low temperature emissions and lifespan.
 
9. Low Maintenance Cost:
The longer lifetime of an LED light is around 50,000 hours compared to 1,200 of an incandescent light bulb which means they need replaced less often and therefore reduces the maintenance cost of our organisations lighting.
 
10. Funding and Tax Benefits for LED Lighting Installation:
Here are some helpful resources to provide you with details on funding and tax benefits to help your business make the switch to LED lighting:

Funding:
Government Grants

Carbon Trust Finance Scheme

Tax Benefits:
Enhanced Capital Scheme

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

Energy Performance Contracts

Eden illumination have a wealth of experience in both commercial and domestic LED lighting solutions and can help your business make the switch from traditional lighting to LED. For more information see our website or call us on (01383) 514244.

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