Everywhere you look people are talking about changing to LED lighting, but when you make a tentative enquiry it looks very expensive. So let’s be honest, you put it to one side and promise yourself you will investigate it thoroughly … another day.
On the face of it an initial installation or a re-fit isn’t cheap but it WILL save you money – and a lot sooner than you imagine. Read on to see why LED is the future and why it genuinely makes total sense to embrace it.
The lamps last much longer, sometimes up to 10 years depending on which lamps you purchase and how many hours your lights are on each day. On average LED consumes around 80% less energy than standard lamps. Not only do they last longer, but they use a lot less electricity too, which means you’re making some substantial savings on your energy bill. . LEDs emit only 5% of their energy as heat which is another benefit because using lighting as a heat source is a very expensive way to heat a building, and in summer can make life very uncomfortable for the people who work underneath those lights.
Therefore the lamps don’t require changing very often, saving the servicing and maintenance costs for lighting in your building. So you don’t need the labour cost for someone to consistently change them, and of course, you dramatically reduce the cost of purchasing those replacements too.
It’s better for your employees because LED’s do not contain mercury so are not harmful to humans unlike traditional fluorescent lighting. They don’t emit any UV or IR light so again you are protecting the health of your workforce. They do provide a well-lit environment with none of that awful flickering, and in a range of different colours. It’s important to also note that even after 50,000 hours of use, LED lights will only lose a small proportion of their luminance – especially important in an environment where it is essential to have a well-lit space.
All large UK businesses will be affected by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) regulations. https://www.gov.uk/energy-savings-opportunity-scheme-esos) Switching to LED will reduce your carbon emissions. It’s that simple.
There is financial help available. Speak to us! We have a number of finance packages to help with the initial installation or re-fit costs and we will find one that works for your business.
So in summary, switching to low-energy lighting is cheaper to run, the lamps last much longer, it doesn’t contain mercury so is not harmful to humans and it helps to reduce your carbon footprint. In fact when you research the benefits of switching to LED low energy lighting, you wonder why on earth you haven’t already done it!