Hotel LED lighting saves money

Simon BaierHospitality, Hotel Lighting, LED, Lighting technologyLeave a Comment

Hotels can save money by installing LEDs.

Hotels can save money by installing LEDs.

Hotels can save money when they make an investment to install light-emitting diodes (LEDs). According to Energy Star, a government-backed program helping business achieve energy efficiency, the 47,000 hotels spread across the United States spend an average of $2,196 per available room every year on energy bills and expenses, which totals about 6 percent of a hotel’s operating costs.

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When hotels install energy efficient upgrades, they can save as much as 10 percent on energy consumption which would, in turn, reduce their electricity bills. Energy Star’s website said that to become more efficient, hotels can also improve the maintenance costs, enhance guest comfort and demonstrate an interest in energy conservation.

Hotels can also install occupancy sensors on lighting fixtures to help reduce energy consumption. The sensors can determine if someone is present and will turn off if a room is vacant.

Hotel LED lighting can serve as a great upgrade for hotels who want to improve their efficiency and reduce costs. The Roosevelt Hotel in Seattle installed LEDs in its lobby to save on electricity costs since the lights stay on 24 hours a day.

The LEDs can be dimmed and allow the hotel to control the lobby’s lighting, according to Electrical Construction and Maintenance. In total, the hotel installed 12 dimmers with LED technology.

“We have been extremely pleased with the end result,” said Patrick Hughes, chief engineer at The Roosevelt. “Not only has the overall look and feel of the hotel improved, but we have been able to see electric utility costs go down significantly, which is a major plus for any business owner.”

Hotels that may be considering upgrading to energy efficient lighting should contact the energy efficiency consultants at Lumenistics. A Lumenistics Lighting Specialist can provide you with more details on the best options for your hotel as well as the maximum benefits that can be achieved.

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