Out of all the revolutions in lighting that have happened in the last several decades, the switch to LED lights is one of the most significant. LEDs have transformed the way both retail and commercial companies conduct business.
Perhaps more importantly, it’s provided them with the tools to become more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. LED lamps have the potential to reduce energy usage by more than 80%.
When considering LED lamps, business owners run into two common pitfalls: the first being cost, and the second being lack of knowledge about proper placement. But even considering those roadblocks, LEDs are a worthwhile investment that can have four major benefits to your business.
1) They Last Longer
First and foremost, LED lamps last longer than incandescent lighting. Period. This means fewer replacements, and maintenance workers don’t have to spend as much time changing out lamps. Instead, they can focus on core maintenance tasks, such as making sure the floors are clean and free of debris, which enhances customer experience.
2) Tax Incentives are a Plus
Depending on where your business is located, there is likely an assortment of federal and state tax incentives that you can take advantage of when going green and switching to LED lighting. Check out this article on energy.gov to see the potential tax breaks for becoming more energy-efficient.
3) Fewer Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Compared to traditional bulbs, LEDs emit less carbon dioxide. That spells major environmental benefits and savings for buildings of all sorts.
Take for example Buckingham Palace. Thanks to switching to LED lighting, the queen’s abode uses less energy than it takes to heat up a cup of tea. It’s all thanks to lower carbon dioxide emissions and lowered energy consumption.
4) It’s an Excellent Way to Boost Professionalism
We haven’t even mentioned the “wow” factor that comes with the switch to LEDs. Imagine all the burnt-out incandescent bulbs you see in retail stores today. Good lighting is often the difference between making a sale and a customer walking out the door. LEDs go a long way to make your space look bright, neat and professional.
Switching to LEDs is an investment, but a worthwhile one. See how CBMC can help you light your space responsibly with LEDs.