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Why Business Owners Are Prioritizing LED Lights

As a business owner, you always have a long list of potential projects on your mind. You’ve heard of LED light bulbs for your office or facility, but upgrading your lighting falls lower on your priority list. What if you knew that LED light could help improve workplace performance, increase employee morale or save thousands of dollars on your utility bills annually?

This is not hypothetical. When The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY upgraded to LED bulbs, the theatre saved an estimated $50,000 annually on electricity and was projected to be profitable for the first time in several years!

Compared to the traditional incandescent light bulb, LED lights have a number of benefits that improve energy efficiency and ultimately save you money. Below are 7 LED benefits to your business:

  1. Reduction in energy use – LED lights can reduce your energy consumption anywhere from 50-90%. Over time, this reduction in energy draw can equate to huge savings on your utility bills. According to Eartheasy, switching from incandescent bulbs to LED can save your business ~$3,700 annually on energy usage (per 25 bulbs).
  2. Longer-lasting – LEDs are notable for being extremely long-lasting products. Many LEDs have a rated life of up to 50,000 hours. This is approximately 50 times longer than a typical incandescent, 20-25 times longer than a typical halogen, and 8-10 times longer than a typical CFL. Used 12 hours a day, a 50,000 bulb will last more than 11 years. This means less money spent on replacement bulbs and more time enjoying your well-lit work space.
  3. Increased quality of light – LED bulbs come in a variety of styles that offer a spectrum of illumination ranging from cool to warm, with around 20% higher quality of light compared to incandescent.
  4. Employee health – LED lights are much more compatible with computer and electronic monitors and as a result won’t trigger mid-day migraines. Additionally, better lighting can affect employee mood and perception.
  5. Employee productivity & performance – In properly-lit workspaces, employees are more efficient, energetic, and accurate in their work. In studies, switching from florescent lighting to LED resulted in improved performance in visual and cognitive tasks. This improved productivity, on top of the energy savings, means LED lighting can significantly improve your bottom line!
  6. Reduction in heat, emissions, and noise – LED light bulbs generally produce less heat than traditional bulbs, so overtime heat won’t affect the bulb’s overall lifespan. LED bulbs also won’t buzz above your head and don’t produce UV emissions.
  7. Can be recycled – Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs do not contain toxic mercury and can be recycled at the end of their usable life.

It’s never too late to implement energy saving measures for your business! Contact us today to see which energy-efficiency upgrades are right for your business.

About RISE Engineering

For the past 40 years, RISE Engineering has been helping restaurants, inns, and other hospitality businesses cut their energy usage and save money leading up to and during the busiest time of year. For eligible businesses, we offer a no-cost energy assessment and we can help you take advantage of utility-provided financial incentives for energy retrofit projects. Please contact us if you have any questions, or fill out our online form for a no-cost energy assessment.