Enlighten your business: Do LED lights really make a difference?

What are LED lights?

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and they are up to 85% more energy efficient than traditional light globes. That means significant savings on your power bills. LEDs also have a much longer lifespan than other types of lighting.

 Craig Reucastle from ABC’s The Checkout investigates LED lighting effectiveness 

As you can see above, while LED lights are typically more expensive to purchase, they have the lowest annual running cost. (And they come just behind compact fluorescent lights for total running cost for one year).

Of course, when you’ve run out of globes and you’re dashing to Bunnings to pick up replacements, it can be tempting to go for the cheaper option. But, this will cost you more in the long run, because incandescent and halogen globes expire quicker.  Even though there’s a higher bill at the onset, LED bulbs save you in the long run.

 

More benefits of LED globes for business

  • save up to 85% on lighting costs on your electricity bill (lighting typically comprises 22% of business electricity)

  • lower maintenance costs (approximately 50,000 hours)

  • a cleaner, more environmentally friendly product

  • government VEET scheme rebates are available

  • reduce your energy consumption

  • industry-standard warranty protection and post-installation customer support

  • brightens work spaces and can increase productivity 

 

What about the quality of LED globes?

When LED globes first came on the market years ago, some users didn’t like the sharp quality of the light. Since then, the quality of LED globes has improved greatly, and you can now find a large range of LED globes for all lighting, from strong medical grade bulbs to softer, more natural illumination.

 

LEDs for the win

So there you have it! With more savings, cheaper running costs and sustainability benefits, LEDs win hands down. Switch to LEDs when your globes next expire and see if the change makes a difference to your business.

Sources

The Checkout: https://iview.abc.net.au/programs/checkout/LE1718H007S00#pageloaded

 

 

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