Energy Efficient Lighting for London businesses
There is a real buzz in business at the present time about energy efficient lighting but exactly what is it, where can it be used, is it worth it and why should you have it installed? These are the questions that we will answer for you in this blog post.
What is energy efficient lighting?
Conventional lighting uses heat to create light meaning that over 90% of the energy is wasted. With new generation energy efficient lighting, LEDs are used and they generate light at the atomic level rather than by heating a filament to white heat. Inevitably, some heat is generated by the LED but only a fraction of that generated in conventional lighting. Since less heat is generated, less energy is required to produce the same brightness which makes these LEDs energy efficient lighting.
Where can it be used?
It can be used in any lighting application from pen torches up to floodlights to light up a building. The only case is is not sensible to use LEDs is where the light is also used for heating as well. Alternatives are available that simply plug into your existing fittings or you can completely replace your lighting system.
Is it worth changing my existing lighting?
In the majority of cases, yes, it is definitely worth it, however, there are some occasions where it isn’t, for example, floodlights for occasional use. Where lighting needs to be left on for long periods, it is the perfect solution.
Why should I have it installed?
Energy efficient lighting will save you a lot of money in the long term, payback times vary but are generally within 1 – 2 years of the initial investment.
Immediately slashes your lighting costs by as much as 80% so you can feel the financial benefits straight away.
You can stay ahead of rising energy costs and comply with more stringent environmental regulations.
LED lighting provides a brighter, whiter source of light meaning your premises are better lit which leads to increased productivity and health & safety.
It provides instant lighting when switched on and when used with a control system can be dimmed or switched off completely when no-one is present in the area.
Much longer lamp lifetime reducing maintenance costs and avoiding disposal issues with old lamps.
Can be used in cold stores as they work effectively in sub zero temperatures. Since they produce less heat than conventional lighting, it reduces the heat loading and thus makes further energy savings
Shows clients and suppliers that you are an environmentally aware and forward thinking company.
To find out more about energy efficient lighting installation in the south London area, give us a call on 020 3199 9035.