In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the primary benefits of taking your commercial building through a commercial lighting retrofit with LED fixtures. Short for light-emitting diode, LED lights are both more efficient and better aesthetically than many incandescent light forms, bringing several major positives to business spaces and facilities.
At Orange Electric, we’re proud to offer a variety of commercial electrician services, including a wide array of lighting installations and retrofits for any building. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll look at a few additional benefits of LED retrofits for your commercial space, including some environmental positives plus the impact such an upgrade will have on your long-term building value.
More and more business owners are looking for ways to minimize their environmental footprint, and installing LED lights is one fantastic route here. LED energy-efficient lights use anywhere from 25% up to 80% less energy than traditional light bulbs, plus last anywhere from three to 20 times as long.
This means that not only are you saving major quantities of energy for the same amount of light use – savings that also show up on your monthly energy bill – you’re also using up fewer materials to light your building. The environmental impact here grows the larger your building is, allowing you to keep it lit without a major environmental strain. And as we noted in part one, this attention to the planet around us also comes with several incentives that benefit your business specifically.
Not only are LED lights more efficient and longer-lasting, they’re generally a major upgrade when it comes to the quality of the lighting itself. Particularly for any commercial facilities that involve any kinds of physical hazards or risks, such as warehouses or packaging locations, the value of improved lighting is massive when it comes to basic safety and daily operations.
This, in turn, will have a major impact on employee comfort and productivity. We’ve talked a lot about savings here so far, and this is yet another area where you might see some financial benefits.
Finally, there’s the simple reality that investments in energy efficiency today tend to pay off double or even triple in the long run. This is because, unlike many other kinds of building upgrades, a lighting retrofit or a similar attempt to improve efficiency will continue giving back value to you for years into the future. For every dollar you spend on these kinds of retrofits today, you’ll see multiples coming back in terms of your energy savings and employee productivity.
For more on why it pays to upgrade to an LED commercial lighting retrofit, or to learn about any of our commercial electric services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.