For most companies and business owners, the question isn't if they should retrofit to LED lighting, but rather when does it make financial sense for them to switch over to the new energy-efficient, money-saving lighting technology?
While the cost per bulb of LED's is more than other bulbs, the long-term costs of bulbs, replacements and overall maintenance factors out to be less because of an LED's lifespan and far fewer watts used. Compare CFL's vs. Halogen vs. Fluorescent vs. Incandescent vs. LED
The benefits of switching from halogen or fluorescent bulbs has been well-documented by several organizations simply by comparing the Light-Emitting Diode (LED) to less efficient predecessors. Learn more about LED technology!
Light Bulb Life Span
|Type of Bulb||Watts||Lifespan (hours)||Annual Operating Cost Per Day|
|Incandescent Light Bulbs||60 Watt Traditional||1,000||$4.80|
|Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)||15 Watt||10,000||$1.20|
|LED Light Bulbs||12 Watt||25,000||$1.00|
Other Benefits of LED Bulbs
The numbers in the table above clearly show that LED bulbs are superior in efficiency and have the capacity to outlast other bulbs while saving your company money. LED bulbs are gaining traction in both the corporate and private markets but there are still some questions that business owners have about LED's that should be answered before they decide to retrofit. Learn more about LED lighting!
Are you ready to retrofit your lighting to LED? Check out our Retrofit guide!
One major question centers around what most people experienced when they retrofitted their home lights to CFLs, which is what is the real lifespan of these bulbs. With CFLs, consumers were promised a longer-lasting light bulb that was better for the environment than traditional incandescent bulbs. What consumers got, however, were CFLs that were blowing out much quicker than promised and contained toxic chemicals including mercury. Save money by switching to LED street lights.
What are the benefits to LED lighting over traditional light fixtures?
LEDs do not contain any toxic chemicals.
LEDs are made to be turned on and off.
LEDs are well-suited for outdoor environments with extreme cold or extreme heat conditions.
LEDs can be controlled with software on the user’s computer or smartphone. Besides being controlled, detailed information about each LEDs’ watt-usage and performance can be analyzed by the user.
The data is clear. The benefits are irrefutable. If you are interested in making a cost-effective and beneficial investment in your company that will allow you to spend less on energy and replacement bulbs, shop at HomElectrical Electric Supply.