In the last several years, the number of options for LED lighting has grown significantly. It now offers small business owners the opportunity to not only be more energy efficient but also provides significant cost savings, in terms of energy consumed. The pros of LED lighting far outweigh the cons. The costs involved, the benefits for the environment, and the styles available are the 3 main factors any business owner should consider when looking to light their small business with LED.
The Price of LED Compared to the Money You Save
While traditional halogen or incandescent light bulbs may cost less than LED light bulbs, their lifetime is also far lesser. An LED bulb lasts, on average, 10-20 times longer than the traditional light bulb. Though they’ll cost more upfront, they also require far fewer replacements overall, saving tremendous amounts of cash. Additionally, LED light bulbs utilize less electricity because they are more efficient than traditional bulbs and can help lower your utility bill. Though LEDs may be an investment up front, the payout can be seen over and over again.
The Environmental Benefits
LED bulbs provide a number of environmental benefits because of their efficiency. They have a lower heat output which lessens the risk of a fire and also have lower CO2 emissions. As they need to be changed less often than traditional bulbs, LEDs will produce less physical waste that will end up in landfills.
The Styles Available
Due to the wide use of LED lighting in the last few years, the styles available have also expanded. When you hear “LED bulb” the standard, spiraled bulb likely comes to mind. However, now there are tube & panel LED lights available, ones commonly seen in office settings, which make a perfect option for small businesses. Additionally, for small business owners looking to step it up a notch, LED smart bulbs are now available and can be controlled from a smartphone. Finally, dimmed LED lighting is also becoming more widely available. While LED lights weren’t originally dimmable, installing a custom dimmer switch can make this possible in your office setting.
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