Knowing the basics of how light-emitting diodes (LEDs) work can help business and builder owners decide if the energy efficient lighting option is the right solution for them. LEDs are a solid-state lighting technology (SSL), which means the light is emitted from a semiconductor – also known as a solid matter.
LEDs can last for as long as 50,000 hours and rather than suddenly going out, they gradually fade in brightness, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The fading of the lights is beneficial to businesses because they know when the bulb is coming to the end of its lifespan and can prepare to replace it.
Traditional incandescent lights typically only last for 1,000 hours, the DOE said.
Another benefit for LED lighting is the lack of heat the bulbs produce. Since there is no heat emitting from the bulbs, there is less energy usage, which results in cost reduction.
Light from an LED can also be directed to a specific site better than traditional bulbs. The lights also instantly turn on with the flick of a switch and do not require warm-up time – a characteristic large warehouses may find especially beneficial.
The cost-effectiveness of LED bulbs can also help businesses save on energy and maintenance costs as well as provide a quick return on investment.
LEDs can also be installed in nearly every lighting fixture including those in hotels, parking lots, warehouses and other commercial locations to provide high-quality lighting, according to the DOE.
Business owners who are considering an upgrade to energy efficient LED lighting should contact the energy efficiency consultants at Lumenistics. A lighting specialist can provide more details on how energy efficient lighting solutions can benefit your business.