The use of lighting in factories in the developed world is a hot issue. Finding the correct type of lighting and also the design can save your business a high proportion of your current net spend. In addition, you could be helping to mitigate the effects of global warming. This article looks at how LED factory lighting enhances economic efficiency and reduces carbon dioxide output.
In the USA, 80-90% of manufacturing units still rely on highly inefficient light fittings such as metal halide, mercury vapour and high-pressure sodium lighting according to Facility Executive. Whereas, LED lighting is up to 80% more economically efficient to run. Replacing your old inefficient lighting with energy efficient LED lighting can therefore provide you with a return on your investment within a matter of months and huge energy bill savings thereafter.
It’s not just the energy efficiency benefits that save you money, it’s also the fact that LED lighting requires very little maintenance within their lifetime compared to other forms of lighting. Most forms of LED lighting have a lifespan of 50,000 hours and some can even reach 100,000 hours.
In comparison to conventional lighting, LED factory lighting operates two to four times longer and is 40 times more durable than incandescent lighting. This means you also save on replacement lighting and their associated maintenance costs.
Some non-LED lighting is also inefficient when it comes to switching on and warming up. HID lighting is notorious for this. Businesses are often forced to keep them on continuously to avoid the long wait for them to fully warm up. LED lighting has no such issue. When you turn LED lights on they produce light instantly, allowing staff to get to work immediately.
There are also huge benefits for the environment by switching to LED lighting. According to Facility Executive, a single incandescent bulb produces around 2000kgs of CO2 every year on average use. In contrast, a single LED bulb produces only around 200kgs per year meaning a reduction of 90% in CO2 emissions.
Facility Executive also found that in HIS Markit’s research that 570 million tons of CO2 emissions were eliminated in 2017 thanks to the use of LED lighting. Enough to shut down 162 coal fired power stations. Therefore, by fitting the latest LED technology you can be sure of reducing your carbon footprint.
As an owner of factory lighting make sure you have the most up-to-date LED technology to ensure you are reaping the benefits. The outlay on refitting your factory with LED lighting may seem daunting, but you will make a return on investment within a matter of months. Thereafter, you will be earning large savings. Not to mention, you will be drastically reducing your business’ carbon emission output. In today’s world that is a key marketing point.