Step into the light with LED Lighting
LED Lighting is ideal for any business looking to improve lighting performance, efficiency and reduce energy consumption
Distributed energy is changing the way energy is sourced, generated, supplied and managed.
With the constant pressure to do more for less, businesses are looking for ways to improve performance at the same time as cutting costs. Many businesses may have already looked at lighting and may have improved lighting installed. Advances in lighting technology, improved reliability, higher quality products and simplified financing options means there are more savings to be made. Taking control of lighting now could lead to considerable cost and operational efficiencies in the future, whilst reducing carbon emissions.
LED Lighting is ideal for any business looking to improve lighting performance, efficiency and reduce energy consumption. Benefits are achievable with minimum disruption, offering maximum cost effectiveness through a variety of funding options.
LED (light emitting diode) Lighting is an energy-efficient, sustainable lighting technology. It is between 50–90% more efficient and lasts up to 50 times longer than traditional light sources. LED Lighting is a more efficient, longer life alternative to traditional incandescent, halogen or fluorescent lighting. Not only do they deliver improved standards of lighting, they also carry some of the longest life ratings and highest energy-efficiency options available in a lighting system.
LED Lighting fixtures give you a much greater degree of control over light output and placement – allowing you to create the best lighting for your work environment. They also have lower wattage than traditional fixtures, which can help your business conform to lighting guidelines such as those outlined in SLLCL SLL Code for Lighting.
This reduced wattage does not mean a reduction in light. Light output is measured in lumens, while energy consumption is measured in watts – LED Lighting has a much higher measurement of lumens per watt – meaning that you can have the correct light output while greatly reducing the amount of energy needed to provide it. For example, a 6-watt LED bulb emits the same amount of light as an 80-watt incandescent bulb.
LED Lighting provides many benefits to your business:
1: Reduce energy costs
Around 20% of all electricity used in the UK is consumed by lighting. LED Lighting consumes up to 90% less power than traditional incandescent or halogen bulbs and up to 70% less energy than fluorescent lamps. They also have a significantly longer lifespan – 2 or 3 times longer than fluorescent and more than 50 times longer than incandescent. The typical lifetime of an LED bulb is 50,000 hours, which reduces energy consumption, replacement frequency and maintenance costs.
2: Greater control
The LED technology itself is only part of the solution. Distributed supervisory control allows for remote monitoring and management of the lighting system – no energy wastage through lights left on accidentally. With individual control employees can control the lights in their space, improving their own light quality and improving productivity.
3: Occupancy tracking
Use data analytics and sensor networks to align occupancy patterns with lighting schedules – so energy is not wasted lighting areas unnecessarily.
4: Lower carbon footprint
95% of the energy used to create light is typically wasted in heat. LED technology doesn’t emit heat so there is no wasted energy nor are there any UV emission and your energy consumption is lowered.
Want to know more? LED Lighting is reducing energy consumption across all types of industry. Find out how we can help you improve your operational efficiency here.