Light Emitting Diodes, better known as LED lighting, has become the present and future of optimised energy-efficient lighting technology. LEDs consume around 75% less energy compared to traditional bulbs. It also emits very little heat compared to incandescent or fluorescent lighting.
While it may seem that shifting to LEDs will only benefit the planet, there are other essential reasons a business should consider adapting.
The first benefit of switching to sustainable lighting is its positive impact on the overall costs of a business.
In 2014, the UK government stated that low-energy lighting enhancements could result in 39% savings for non-residential buildings in England and Wales. This percentage corresponds to a total of £3.7 billion. 20% of this accounts for lighting—a huge potential cost-saving endeavour every business should explore.
In essence, shifting to LED lighting results in less energy consumption, leading to less operational expenses.
LEDs also have longer durability and lifespan. While fluorescent lamps can last up to 10 years, LEDs can withstand wear for up to 25 years. As repairs and replacements are minimised, overall long-term costs are also reduced.
Cost savings can further increase when a company qualifies for Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA). With the government’s approach to encouraging investment in sustainable technologies, ECA allows businesses to deduct some of their investments in low-carbon initiatives from profits.
With climate change at the front and centre of global discussions in recent years, there is a pressing need for everyone to lower their carbon footprint.
In 2018, 18% of all carbon dioxide emissions in the UK were generated from business sectors. Furthermore, it is estimated that 20% of the world’s energy usage is accounted for lighting. Since LEDs consume less energy, the shift will significantly reduce carbon emissions and decelerate global warming.
LEDs’ longer lifespan also decreases the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. On average, three fluorescent lamps will likely be discarded in the lifespan of 1 LED bulb.
With incredibly small ultraviolet (UV) radiation, LED lighting has become the best option for storage facilities, warehouses, and industrial plants with UV-sensitive commodities and goods.
Unlike fluorescent lamps, LEDs do not contain mercury—making them safer for human usage.
Lighting plays a vital role in setting the mood of an establishment. LEDs emit better quality luminance, optimising the productivity of a space. While traditional lights offer very white and harsh lighting, LEDs offer versatility from warmer tones to cooler whites. This allows you to create a suitable ambience from cosy restaurants and flashy retail stores, to productive offices and industrial plants.
Switching to energy-saving technology will benefit not just the planet but, your people and your business.
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