When it comes to improving lighting energy performance, LED bulbs have proved themselves to be unbeatable, especially for businesses and the public sector who are the biggest energy consumers.
Although most business owners realise that LED lights will reduce their energy bills, not all are aware by exactly how much. According to the Carbon Trust, changing a 60w incandescent bulb to a 10w LED bulb will cut your consumption by 83%. So, even if it requires an initial investment, there is no denying that it is a wise business decision that will pay for itself very quickly.
However, there are still many enduring myths surrounding LED lights which have slowed down its adoption by companies and which we are very keen to dispel! In the early days of LED technology, its power was limited and it was mostly used when the light source was near the surface to illuminate, such as display cabinets and counters, which means that LED lighting is sometimes still perceived as a limited solution for specific situations. Nothing could be further from the truth, and its potential has attracted the attention of manufacturers and governments worldwide in a bid to improve its range of products, its efficiency and its applications.
Nowadays, the versatility of LED lighting is breath-taking. It is as suitable to illuminate wide areas when mounted on posts and walls, such as streets and vast warehouses, as it is for shop interiors. Better still, they are positively stylish and create a contemporary feel.
LED strips and ribbons, for example, can be used to separate areas elegantly, create a focal point, or add a touch of festivity when needed. They combine high light output with low energy consumption and are ideal for businesses with long opening hours, or those which keep their buildings illuminated outside of office hours. Likewise, LED spots have a very clean, modern look and can be used in all rooms to great effects.
But that is not all that LED technology can do! It is also well suited to signage lighting, as LED bulbs will need little maintenance and will use far less power than traditional fluorescent or neon lights. You won’t have to compromise on design though, as many colours are available.
What makes LED lighting so attractive from a design point of view is that they can be used with controls which will extend their capabilities. Dimmers will allow you to control the level of light as it suits you, and controllers with built-in programmes will enable you to achieve all sorts of effects, from flashing, strobbing or fading sequences to colour changing.
The LED revolution is well and truly here, but with so many options available, business owners may feel unsure about the best solution for their companies, or unclear about how this investment will benefit them financially. If this is you, contact our friendly, knowledgeable team for advice by email or on +64 9 489 8347.Leave a reply →