Designing and constructing a commercial building takes a lot of time, effort, and money and can be extremely overwhelming. With hundreds of decisions to make, the lighting in the commercial building doesn’t seem like a difficult decision but with so many lighting options, your decision shouldn’t be made lightly.
Before installing LED lighting in your commercial facility, make sure to ask these questions.
How important is energy efficiency?
Traditional lighting can make up as much as 80% of energy costs, which makes the reduction of energy consumption the top priority for most businesses. Since LED lighting has the same benefits as other lighting options, as well as the ability to reduce energy costs, it tends to be the top pick for most facilities. By removing fluorescent bulbs and replacing them with LEDs, the average saving is between 50% and 70%.
How does LED lighting affect the environment?
Fluorescent bulbs typically have traces of mercury, which is considered a hazardous material and can be difficult to properly dispose of. With LED lighting, there are no traces of mercury in them, making them easier to dispose of and have less of a health risk if a bulb is to break.
LED lighting is also more sustainable, lasts longer, and uses less energy compared to other bulbs.
What does LED lighting maintenance look like?
Depending on your commercial facility, the lighting can be difficult to change. With a longer lifespan of 50,000 to 100,000 hours, maintenance workers don’t have to spend as much time replacing bulbs. LEDs also have a higher quality light and are more flexible, allowing you to place the lights exactly where they are needed.
What are the health benefits of LEDs?
LED lighting has several health benefits, including little to no flickering compared to fluorescent lighting. This leads to fewer people suffering from lighting-related eyestrain and headaches.
LED lighting is also produced with no mercury.
What are the goals of LED lighting upgrades?
Upgrading your current commercial lighting to LEDs tends to be more expensive than other options, but LEDs offer additional benefits, including:
- Better light quality
- More effective lighting
- Increased safety
- Flexibility and controllability
- Decrease maintenance and energy costs
Trust Howard Sperling for Your Commercial LED Lighting
For years, Howard Sperling has been known for his passion for helping communities reduce their carbon footprint and become more environmentally friendly while still providing their employees and customers with a high-quality experience when visiting commercial facilities. By simply replacing traditional lighting with LEDs, businesses are able to easily make the updates they need to save time, money, and frustration.