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If you are looking for ways to cut operating costs then replacing your current industrial lighting with LEDs is something you must consider! From lower power bills to less maintenance, Conservergy’s LEDs are the best lighting solution currently available.
LED stands for “light-emitting diodes.” A LED consists of two diodes that produce light when electricity is transmitted across them. Unlike incandescent, halogen, or fluorescent bulbs, LEDs are solid state (no moving parts!) and do not have filaments or contain pressurized gasses. LEDs have been around since the 1960s but only recently have they been available at a price that made them viable for building-wide lighting solutions. LEDs are more durable, more efficient, and last longer than traditional bulbs.
Lighting represents around 20 percent of a typical electrical bill. In some cases the amount is as high as 40 percent! Switching to LEDs can cut lighting electrical needs by 80 percent, drastically reducing utility costs.
Further, the time and cost spent replacing bulbs that have burnt out is non-trivial, particularly in business environments where physically accessing to the bulbs is time and labor intensive. Compared to incandescent or even fluorescent bulbs, LEDs offer considerably longer lifespan, meaning less downtime spent replacing bulbs and fewer purchases of replacement bulbs.
Finally, while some lighting systems like fluorescents experience reduced lifespan from being frequently turned on and off, LEDs are easily compatible with occupancy sensors and timers, reducing your company’s energy consumption even further. We will be able to work with you to find a solution that offers your business the greatest possible savings, and is tailored to your needs!
A 14-watt LED bulb generates as much light as a 23-watt compact fluorescent bulb and as much light as a 100-watt incandescent bulb! Conservergy’s 150W LED High Bays can replace 400W metal halide High Bay lights while using only a fraction of the power.
LED bulbs typically last around 35,000 to 50,000 hours. Typically you can expect less than a fifth of the lifespan from fluorescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs are even worse rarely lasting even 2,000 hours. Our 150W LED High Bays have 40,000-hour lifespans.
While LEDs are slightly more expensive up front, their extremely long lifespan means that a single bulb will outlive more than 10 incandescent bulbs or 4 fluorescent bulbs. Even ignoring their tremendous energy savings LEDs are cheaper in replacement costs alone. Combined with the energy saved the difference is magnified even further!
About 10 percent of the electricity powering a halogen bulb goes towards the generation of light, the other 90 percent is almost entirely emitted as heat. Halogen bulbs must be used with care as they are capable of generating sufficient heat to cause fires. Even fluorescent bulbs waste up to 80 percent of their energy to heat. LEDs, on the other hand, are cool to the touch, resulting in reduced climate control costs and a safer work environment.
Even though power companies are gradually shifting to renewable energy sources, at this time much of the world’s power is created using fossil fuels. By using less electricity LEDs allow companies to reduce their carbon footprint. Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, representing both an environmental disposal hazard as well as a risk to employees in the case of breakage.
Not only do LEDs last longer than both incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, the bulbs themselves are more robust. Incandescent and fluorescent bulbs are made from delicate glass or contain fragile, vibration sensitive filaments. The solid-state technology of LEDs is far more forgiving in extreme environments.
While older bulbs cast light in all directions, LEDs can be crafted with a lens designed for your sites’ requirements. Further, unlike fluorescent bulbs, LEDs can be paired with occupancy sensors and power cycled without negatively impacting their lifespan. LEDs tiny size and low heat-output make them appropriate for small spaces where incandescent or fluorescent bulbs would be impractical.
Just like incandescent bulbs, LEDs turn on instantly without the lengthy startup times associated with fluorescent bulbs.
Between broken glass, mercury exposure, high heat, and UV emissions, old lighting systems present a plethora of workplace risks. LEDs are durable and do not contain glass or mercury. LEDs are cool to the touch when running and emit do not emit harmful ultraviolet rays.
LEDs offer a variety of colour temperatures and brightnesses. All of the benefits listed above wouldn’t do a company any good if the quality of the light was miserable. Thankfully, Conservergy’s LEDs are able to generate the clean, bright light of traditional bulbs with none of the unpleasant humming or flickering commonly experienced with fluorescent bulbs.
While simply replacing older lighting systems with LEDs can save you money, in many cases it isn’t as easy as replacing a halogen bulb with an LED. We help you find the best solution by providing you with a free, no obligation energy audit.
Choosing the right lighting solutions is challenging, but our energy saving specialists are here to assist you step by step!