There is great excitement surrounding the emergence of LEDs in the industrial lighting sector thanks to their ability to significantly reduce energy bills.
As the industry is reeling from the Coronavirus crisis, businesses are looking for ways to crack down on long term spending, LED lighting provides the answer.
Savvy industrial business owners in Britain have been rushing to upgrade their lighting from wasteful incandescent to energy saving LED lighting.
Below we go into detail on how LED industrial lighting saves thanks to enhanced efficiency, reduced maintenance, longer lifespans and smart sensors.
A key reason as to why LED lighting uses up to 80% less energy is the fact that LED lighting does not require excessive heat to activate a filament as required with incandescent lighting. The filament within incandescent lighting requires temperatures of around 2550 degrees Celsius (100W bulbs) to achieve adequate lighting.
The creation of this excessive heat is why incandescent lighting requires up to 80% more energy compared to that of LED lighting.
Using 80% less energy while providing a superior lighting environment helps business save significant amounts of energy whilst providing their staff with the best possible environments to work in.
According to smartcitiesdive.com only 20% of the 633 million light bulbs found in British homes and businesses are fitted with LED lighting. There remains a significant proportion of British home and business owners who could benefit from the energy savings LED lighting provides.
Maintenance and Lifespan
LED lighting is also significantly cheaper to run compared to incandescent lighting. LED lighting has a lifespan of 50,000 hours compared to only 1,000 hours for incandescent bulbs.
This means that you will not have to purchase replacements for LED lighting as often as you would do for incandescent lighting.
During the lifetime of LED lighting, you would have replaced 50 incandescent bulbs before the LED fitting came to the end of its lifetime.
The cost of labour and equipment is also apparent when replacing incandescent lighting, especially when replacing bulbs in high places as often expensive lifting is required.
However, with LED industrial lighting, labour and equipment costs are dramatically slashed due to the much-reduced frequency of maintenance.
Finally, with fewer maintenance interruptions, your staff and operations will suffer less downtime and therefore your productivity will increase.
Lighting sensors can be easily attached to LED industrial lighting, allowing LED lighting to be turned on when required or at a certain strength. This in turn reduces the amount of energy wasted compared to leaving lights on or at full strength when not needed.
There are two types of lighting sensors;
Motion sensors – These are infra-red sensors which identify movement within a facility. When they identify the presence of someone close by it will inform the light to turn on allowing the staff member to carry out their task.
When the staff member leaves, the sensor instructs the light to turn off after a period of inactivity.
The lighting will therefore be turned off for the majority of time, significantly reducing the cost of running the lighting.
This means that lighting will be rarely set to 100% output enabling business to save additionally on their energy costs.
Daylight harvesting sensors – these sensors work with natural light present within a facility and powers up to a certain percentage to provide the extra light required to meet satisfactory lighting levels.
LED lighting can provide significant savings over their 50,000-hour lifespan in comparison to their incandescent counterparts.
This is evident through a multitude of different areas such as the reduced use of energy, maintenance and labour.
LED lighting running costs can be further reduced by fitting your LED lighting with additional sensors.
To learn exactly how your business could make the most of the available cost savings attributed to LED lighting, why not book a free site survey by filling in the form below? We will provide free consultations, product demonstrations and lighting designs.