The use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as the preferred lighting technology in many commercial and industrial applications is growing. This is because it is much safer, less expensive, and more energy-efficient than other types of lighting. LED lighting fixtures typically have higher luminance while consuming less energy, inspiring many commercial and industrial establishments to convert to LED lighting.
Commercial lighting accounts for a significant portion of total energy consumption in most countries. Commercial building lighting, for instance, accounts for 40% of total energy consumption in the US because conventional incandescent bulbs use more energy. In addition to incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are another type of lighting that businesses can use. Although CFLs use less energy than incandescent bulbs, which results in lower power consumption, their commercial application hasn’t been as widely used as it could be because of their subpar performance and durability.
However, compared to the other two options, LEDs have a number of benefits. Importantly, LED lights to use only 20% of the energy that incandescent bulbs do to produce the same amount of light. When you replace the incandescent bulbs in your commercial space with LEDs, you will save an astounding 80% of the energy used for lighting. In recent years, light-emitting diode (LED) technology has advanced quickly, offering one of the most affordable and energy-efficient lighting options for a variety of commercial applications.
In comparison to CFLs and incandescent lights, LED lights are also made to last much longer. An LED lighting product actually lasts 25 times longer than conventional incandescent bulbs. LED lighting technology has been very beneficial to businesses because they want to reduce their operating costs as much as possible. To control the consumption of lighting energy, commercial buildings are increasingly installing intelligent lighting controls like occupancy sensors and photosensors. Furthermore, LED lights are typically made of materials that are resistant to potential damage caused by shock or water/dust contact. Since they are less susceptible to water contact, dust exposure, or vandalism, LED lights are being used more frequently in commercial settings like parking garages and manufacturing facilities.
Although the initial cost of installing LEDs is slightly higher than that of installing incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, using LED lighting allows businesses to save a lot of money over time. Furthermore, unlike ten or so years ago when purchasing an LED light could break the bank, you can now get one at a reasonable price from Maes Lighting, one of the leading suppliers (direct from the manufacturer) of commercial and industrial LED lighting products in the United States. Maes Lighting offers a wide range of LED lighting products, including explosion-proof LED lights, bay lights, flood lights, wall pack lights, vapor-tight LEDs, and hazardous location fixtures.
The advantage of LED lights over traditional lights:
LED lighting is a low-cost alternative to fluorescents, HIDs, and other types of industrial lighting. LED lights come at a high initial cost, but after that, you will experience years of lower electricity costs.
LED lights require almost no maintenance. It is a widespread misconception among people that the magnetic ballasts of LED lights require maintenance and replacement. In reality, LED lights have electronic drivers that can be used indefinitely.
Another significant advantage of using LED lighting in industrial facilities is that well-designed LED drivers don’t malfunction during an LED light’s useful lifetime. Hence, they last longer.
A common misconception is that LED lights also contain mercury, just like fluorescent lighting. LED lights don’t contain mercury and are safe to use.
Another advantage of using LED lights in industrial facilities is their capacity to control glare. There is no industrial facility that needs a glaring light. The LED lights are designed in a way that allows them to control glare. Once the LED lights begin to dim a bit, the glare quickly disappears. Well-designed optics on LED fixtures also reduce glare and direct brightness. Today’s LED lights offer a great color temperature for use in industrial facilities.
There are many advantages for businesses using LED technology, which has revolutionized commercial lighting. Maes Lighting is dedicated to providing companies with a range of LED lights to significantly reduce operating costs.