How LED lights make a real difference for Aussie businesses

9 Aug 2023 |

If you’re a business owner, you understand the importance of finding ways to save money and reduce overhead costs. Lighting is essential to running a business, no matter what industry you are in. So how can Aussie business owners reduce their energy usage without compromising on quality?

One of the most effective solutions is to switch your lightbulbs to LED!

LEDs consume approximately 75% less energy than halogen bulbs, and their lifespan is 5 to 10 times longer, resulting in substantial reductions in replacement expenses and environmental impact.[1]

This can lead to significant savings on your power bills.

What are LED bulbs? 

LED lights are an energy-efficient lighting option that stands for Light Emitting Diode. LED bulbs offer numerous benefits over traditional incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. They can brighten workspaces, increase productivity, and are a more environmentally friendly option – consuming up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs.[2] 

LED bulbs also use less heat, making them ideal for businesses that require constant lighting such as retail stores, restaurants, and offices.[3] 

How can LED bulbs help my business save on energy?

LED bulbs are built to last. An LED bulb of good quality can have a lifespan that is three to five times longer than a CFL and thirty times longer than an incandescent bulb. This means small businesses won’t need to replace their bulbs as frequently, which reduces the costs of maintenance and replacement. [4]

Don’t LED bulbs cost more money than traditional bulbs?

One hesitation we hear from business owners looking to switch to LED is the cost. While LED bulbs may be more expensive to purchase upfront, they have the lowest annual running price, second only to compact fluorescent lights.[5] Choosing cheaper options such as incandescent or halogen bulbs may seem like a good idea initially, but they have a shorter lifespan and will cost you more in the long run. 

Will customers be able to notice the difference?

LED bulbs offer superior lighting quality compared to traditional bulbs. They are available in a range of colour temperatures that can be dimmed to suit different environments, meaning they can improve a business’s overall look and feel.

Make the switch

While the initial investment in LED bulbs may be higher, the long-term savings and benefits make the switch well worth it! 

 

References:

[1] Lighting | energy.gov.au

[2] Lighting Choices to Save You Money | Department of Energy

[3] LED Lighting | Department of Energy

[4] LED Lighting | Department of Energy

[5] Lighting Energy Costs | energyrating.gov.au

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