Benefits of LED Lighting for Commercial Buildings

Benefits of Commercial LED

Did you know LED lights use at least 75% less energy than standard fluorescent lights?

Energy Efficient Lighting for Commercial Buildings

LED (light-emitting diode) lighting is the most popular type of lighting in the 21st century, with over 50% of all light sources using LED. Researchers expect nearly 87% of light sources to be LED by 2030.

Why has LED technology become so common amongst business owners? There are several benefits to LED lighting:

Increased Energy Efficiency

LED lights save energy, are efficient, and use at least 75% less energy than standard bulbs. They also last up to 25 times longer, creating less waste because you don’t need to replace them as often. 

Widespread commercial LED use can significantly impact energy savings in America. Commercial buildings require a large number of lighting sources. Replacing incandescent and fluorescent lighting with LED in your commercial facility reduces your energy consumption.

When Starbucks, one of the largest global coffee companies, implemented LED lighting into 1,000 stores, each store started using 7% less energy. One location in New York now saves $11,750 per year of energy costs, showing the effectiveness of LED lighting on energy consumption.

Cost Savings

Starbucks is just one example of cost savings due to LED lighting. While the initial installation cost is more expensive than fluorescent or incandescent lighting, businesses see substantial cost savings over time after making the switch

The average business saves around $13 per light bulb per year with LED bulbs—that’s over $600 a year for commercial companies with large amounts of light sources. And, because LED bulbs have a lifespan of 20 years, you don’t replace them as often or purchase as many! 

You can save as much as $4,000 in 20 years by switching to LED lighting.

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More Reliable Lighting

A major benefit of LED lights is that they’re significantly more reliable than traditional lights. Not only do they last longer, but they’re also brighter and don’t break as easily.

LED bulbs provide consistent, non-flickering light, adding instant brightness for any business. This is especially helpful in manufacturing, construction, engineering, and recycling industries that require intense light sources to complete their work.

As we stated earlier, LED bulbs have a typical lifespan of nearly 20 years. On average, light bulbs are in use for 10 hours a day. Let’s compare the performance of traditional light bulbs to LED bulbs based on a 10-hour daily use:

Bulb TypePerformance
Incandescent Bulbs1,000 hour lifespan
Fluorescent Bulbs15,000 hour lifespan
LED Bulbs25,000 to 200,000 hour lifespan

LED lights are significantly more reliable, and over time, they don’t decrease in brightness, making them the best lighting choice for those who need long-lasting, bright, and reliable bulbs.

What Are The Types of LED Lights?

There are several types of LED lights that serve different purposes:

Dual In-Line Package (DIP) Chip LEDs

DIP LEDs are traditional LED lights. They’re encased in hard plastic and typically have two straight, parallel connecting pins, and their cylinder shape improves light projection and produces a consistent flow of electricity.

Benefits of DIP LEDs include:

  • Resistance to impacts and blows
  • Increased durability
  • High visibility from long distances

DIPs produce around four lumens per light and are typically used for:

  • Informative LED panels
  • Digital signaling panels
  • Exterior screens

Chip on Board (COB) LEDs

COB LEDs include multiple LED chips, usually nine or more, connected to a substrate to form a singular light. COBs have high LED efficiency and produce around 100 lumens per unit.

These LED structures are used for:

  • Smart devices
  • Cameras
  • High-bay lighting
  • Street lights
  • High-output track lights

The benefits of COB lights are:

  • Increased lumen density
  • Highly focused light
  • Lower failure rates
  • Compact design

Surface-Mounted Diode (SMD) LEDs

SMD lights are LED lights that are mounted onto a circuit board that can hold up to three diodes. These LEDs have no wires, a lifespan of 100,000 hours, and produce 50 to 100 lumens per light.

Typical benefits of SMD LEDs are:

  • The ability to change color
  • Significant brightness
  • Increased versatility
  • Quality heat dissipation
  • Smaller size

You would utilize these lights for:

  • Industrial lighting systems
  • Personal electronics
  • Projectors and televisions
  • LED strip lighting

Where Can I Get Quality LED Lighting for My Business?

Paramount Companies installs LED light fixtures for industrial and commercial businesses.

We’re a leading expert in LED technology and install light fixtures of all sizes, so you can experience the benefits of LED lighting. Contact us today to learn more about our LED solutions and how we can help lower your energy usage and costs.