Is the lighting in your office space outdated? Are you contemplating a commercial lighting upgrade? These 3 important questions you may have when considering commercial LED lighting for your office space:
1. How important is energy efficiency?
Energy costs make up about 80% of the cost of traditional lighting, so it makes sense that reducing energy consumption is a top priority for most. When trying to reduce energy costs, commercial LED lighting is an obvious pick because the math is straightforward – you gain financial benefits by lowering wattage as a result of moving to energy efficient LED office lighting.
So how much will you save by removing the fluorescent tubes and replacing them with linear LED? Generally speaking the wattage savings is 50-70% by retrofitting from fluorescent to LED. The question for us to determine with you, is how quickly will your investment pay off?
2. What is the cost and ease of maintenance for LEDs?
The fact is that some light bulbs are hard to change, so when someone says “how many X does it take to change a lightbulb” you’re answer might be, “3 people and a scissor lift.” And it’s not just about high ceilings – if you’re managing an office building, trying to change bulbs above a cubical farm or in a large atrium can be just as taxing. Standard 15,000 or 20,000-hour fluorescent tubes are going to result in more changes, more often. Even if you're operating on a tight budget, you may be able to justify the initial upfront cost of LED lighting simply by factoring in the savings from the high cost to change bulbs, especially if you need to rent special equipment.
3. How are LEDs when it comes to visual performance?
As innovation around LEDs continue, the light quality, and the ability to put light precisely where you need it has become a major benefit. This isn’t necessarily the most important thing for retailers or restaurants, but light quality translates to not just a better better-looking lobby for your building, but evidence supports that employees have an easier time seeing their work, they perform better, are more alert, and less stressed in LED lighting conditions. When it comes to linear applications, the high color quality of LED lighting may be a way to add more value to your employees. This may not be your primary goal but it’s worth considering.
As you can see, there are 3 key factors that rank LED commercial lighting above the rest – Energy, Maintenance, and Performance. As LED lighting continues to progress, we Topband smart lighting will continue to provide services and solutions that meet the needs of every customer.
Author: Topband smart lighting