Switching Your Office Lights to LED: a Logical and Easy Decision
When it comes to lowering energy bills and being a bit eco-friendlier, there’s no doubt more that all of us could do. But after separating out your recycling, switching energy providers and making sure you turn the lights off after leaving a room, what more can be done? The answer is simple: consider your working environments as well as your home one.
The workplace is a busy environment, with people coming and going so often, keeping things ‘green’ isn’t always easy. Commercial buildings are subject to different legislation and energy requirements than residential ones, and as those spending a lot of time within them aren’t often the billpayers or building managers, maintaining a happy, healthy office that doesn’t leave a large carbon footprint can be tricky. There is one ‘quick fix’ that can be installed and has a huge impact; and that’s switching lighting to LED lighting.
LED lighting is considerably more effective and efficient than its traditional counterpart and has been shown to reduce energy usage by up to 80%! This, in turn, leads to lower energy bills, increasing profit margin and freeing up cash to be spent on other priorities. What’s more, increased energy efficiency is desirable to other tenants and property owners and creates a good positive impression of an office building. It’s a good corporate social responsibility story and is easily achieved.
Little to no ongoing maintenance
Once installed, LED lights don’t ‘blow’ in the same way traditional lightbulbs do. This leaves little to no maintenance for their lifecycle – which is usually between 10-15 years, depending on the type of fixture and fitting used for installation. Of course, the installation and purchase of LED lightbulbs is more of an upfront investment, but with the ongoing lowered energy costs, this is quickly offset and adds up to a sound economic decision.
Studies in Europe have shown that fitting LED lighting into an office could actually increase the efficiency of workplace performance! When installed into an office and performance monitored, increases of up to 30% were found; believed to be due to the more efficient light increasing employee’s alertness and helping maintain a healthy body clock throughout the day that is better mediated than relying on natural light; particularly in extremes with daylight savings. If you’d like to discuss how LED lighting could benefit your office space, or would like a quote, get in touch with our team for more info. We can talk you through life spans, estimated energy savings and installation costs; all with no obligation to make a purchase. Give us a call or drop us an email today!