Most businesses use outdated lighting technologies. This results in everything from less-than-safe working conditions to larger utility bills.Fortunately, the many disadvantages of aging lighting technology can be easily eliminated by upgrading to commercial LED lighting. We specialize in efficiently and effectively eliminating the problems associated with fluorescent and HID lighting.
What are the Inherent Problems with Aging Lighting?
In addition to being the predominant light source in commercial buildings, warehouses and parking lots, fluorescent and HID lighting is regularly installed in new facilities. This is because these technologies are perceived to be less expensive. The inherent problem lies in the fact that older lighting comes with a unique set of problems that can hinder productivity, reduce safety, contribute to health issues, and increase overall costs.
To better understand this, consider the following aspects of fluorescent and HID lighting:
- Typically produce omnidirectional light – which means only a percentage of the light produced is used for illuminating the intended target, and more powerful lamps and reflectors are needed to provide adequate illumination.
- Often produce unfortunate side effects like flickering and offensive coloration. This can lead to health issues, and unnecessary eyestrain, significantly impacting productivity.
- Require regular replacement – fluorescent lamps are typically replaced at three year intervals, and lumen output degrades dramatically over that period. It’s not uncommon in large buildings to see one or more custodial employees whose sole function is relamping and re-ballasting.
- There are other increased costs inherent with legacy lighting. Fluorescent lamps generate a great deal of heat, resulting in increased building cooling costs.
What Are The Advantages of LED Lighting?
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) distinguish themselves from fluorescent technologies by virtue of the fact that the process of producing light by exciting hazardous gasses is eliminated. Light is created when low voltage current is used to energize the diodes. Among it’s greatest benefits is the fact that LED is so much more efficient. Commercial LED lighting uses a fraction of the energy consumed by older technologies.
The light is more unidirectional and can easily be focused on the surface(s) requiring illumination. Because LED lumen output can be maintained for much longer periods, your employees and customers will enjoy a more inviting atmosphere, and heightened safety and security, for many years to come.
Finally, LED dominates traditional lighting by virtue of it’s reliability. When our diodes are subjected to industry standard testing, the projected life expectancy is 200,000 hours. That means they’ll illuminate the average building for 20+ years.
Is Upgrading to LED Lighting Difficult?
Upgrading to LED requires a certain subset of skills, especially when it’s performed in a commercial setting. This necessitates a thorough assessment of existing conditions, and the design and installation of optimal replacements.
The good news is that our company specializes in upgrading office, warehouse, healthcare, and retail lighting to LED. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of LED lighting in a way that conforms to the needs of your business.Contact The John Riley Group today to learn more about how LED lighting can help your business succeed