Hundreds of companies are making the switch to LED lighting. At Sondia Lighting, we now have more enquiries for our range of LED lighting than for anything else.
There are a number of reasons why LED lighting is proving so popular – and even then, people tend not to realise the full range of benefits that it can bring.
In fact, LED lighting has so many positives that we struggled to fit them all onto one blog post – so here is part one of our guide to the benefits of LED lighting, looking at money saving and environmental concerns:
Ways to save money with LED lighting
Reduce your Energy Bills by up to 90%. LED lights are an extremely efficient light source. They use much less power to produce the same brightness when compared to traditional lighting. Nationally, electricity prices have risen by 52% over the last five years and it’s only going to continue.
Pay only for the light you use. LED lights are highly adjustable and cast light only where you need it. This means you only have to pay for the light falling on your desk or workspace, without the additional expense of light lost through the luminaire into the ceiling space.
Reduced Replacement Costs. LED lights last significantly longer than traditional bulbs. A typical LED light bulb will be operate for around 30,000 hours. The cost of installing LED lights is very quickly offset by the fact you don’t need frequent replacement bulbs or tubes.
Reduced Maintenance Costs. The lengthy lifespan of LED bulbs means that maintenance costs are significantly reduced too. The actual labour cost of having to replace traditional bulbs when they blow once a year is often difficult for organisations to calculate, however it can be alarmingly high!
Grants and Financing. There are many public and private sector grants and financing options available for new LED lighting installations. Call us to find out more.
Environmental benefits of LED lighting
Reduced Carbon Footprint. Companies are increasingly aware of their environmental responsibilities. LED lighting can contribute towards a firm’s carbon reduction targets and help enhance an organisations CSR credentials.
No Mercury. Unlike fluorescent lights, LED bulbs do not contain mercury so don’t require special recycling or disposal procedures, and therefore carry a reduced WEEE charge.
Reduced Light Pollution. LEDs produce directional light. This means that light pollution can be minimised. This is a particular advantage for outdoor/street lighting, particularly in dark sky zones.
Zero UV or IR Radiation. LED light bulbs produce no ultra-violet or infra-red radiation. This is especially useful in museums and homes where conventional lights can damage sensitive fabrics, exhibits, wallpapers etc.
In part two, we will look at the improved design and health and safety considerations of LED lighting.