Chances are lightbulbs don’t pop up in daily conversation, but lighting is a huge part of your day. In your home, office and while shopping, you are surrounded by artificial light. For a long time, traditional lighting has been just that – a tradition based the same technology. Recent advances in LED lighting have shaken up the industry. Why should you give lighting a second glance? The answer lies in LED’s impact on how you see and save.
Simply put, LED lighting produces better light and seemingly more of it. LED lighting is perceived by the eye as being brighter. Even dimmed and directional lights seem brighter than the measured lumens.
Colors also appear more vivid and true with LED lighting, so color consistency is nearly perfect. This feature is critical in art, design, manufacturing, and engineering but is just as important for home and clothing stores where consumers look to coordinate or match colors. As a bonus, LED lighting doesn’t fade merchandise.
Negative physical response to artificial light, including aggravating symptoms like eye fatigue, migraines, electrosensitivity and more, is often attributed to a frequency or flickering quality of the light. Those symptoms are vastly improved with LED lighting which uses high switching frequencies, eliminating the flicker.
Saving is sweeter
LED lighting is a game-changer. Energy savings quickly recoup replacement costs – often in as little as 2 years. That’s because LED lighting uses up to 80 percent less electricity than traditional lighting and lasts up to 25 times longer. The fixtures emit very little heat so businesses save even more in maintenance and lower cooling costs. In many cases, rebates and tax incentives help make LED replacement even more attractive for business.
If you are interested in comparing traditional and LED lighting for yourself, ask a top-ranked lighting company for a demo. They can also conduct an energy audit for your business and help you understand the costs associated with your existing lighting and potential savings of LED.