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Benefits of LED Lights in Commercial/Retail Spaces

In our previous post we have discussed the comparison between LED lighting vs fluorescent lighting, LED lighting vs high and low pressure sodium lighting, and LED lighting vs incandescent lighting.  From those comparisons we can conclude that LED lighting requires less maintenance time and lower replacement costs.

In this post we will be highlighting the six unique advantages of commercial led lighting and retail spaces.



When is LED Lighting Useful?

Indoor and outdoor lighting is universally essential to commercial and retail business activities. Commercial led lighting is an unavoidable cost, but why not choose an option that is low cost, durable, and even environmentally friendly.

As a durable and energy-efficient alternative to traditional lighting, LED lighting has established itself as the number one choice and superior option for LED office lighting, including:

  • Warehouses

  • Parking Lot

  • Office Buildings

  • Outdoor Lighting

  • Educational Institutions

  • Municipal

  • Hospitality

  • Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

  • Retail Stores

Office Space using energy efficient LED lighting

Advantages of LED Lighting?

LED Light BulbLED lighting consumes less energy, which is a big plus for commercial real estate properties that need to illuminate larger spaces. LED lighting systems also provide huge financial savings as well as environmental benefits. 

With that in mind, let us take a deeper look at the six unique advantages of what makes LED technology so unique:


  • Energy Efficient - Lighting in general accounts for nearly 5% of global CO2 emissions today. A global switch to energy efficient LED lighting could save over 1.4 billion tons of CO2 from being emitted into our atmosphere. A switch to LED lighting will also reduce your overall carbon footprint. LED lighting fixtures use 60% less energy to power, which is a lot more sustainable than any other lighting options. There is virtually no warmup time with LED lights. Traditional bulbs can take up to 15 minutes to warm up to full power, which is why many warehouses and sports stadiums turn on their lighting well in advance. LED lighting takes no time to light up to full power. The average lifespan of a traditional light bulb is 1,200 hours. The average lifespan of an LED light bulb averages 25,000 hours. LED lights are environmentally sound solutions and produce almost no UV emissions.

  • Cost Saving - As mentioned previously LED lights require less maintenance time and lower replacement costs. LED lights in turn pay for themselves. The long-term return on investment of LED lighting is that after paying for itself from energy savings, these LED lights will continue to pay dividends in annual energy savings for years to come.

  • Durability - As mentioned previously LED lights come with a longer lifespan of an average of 25,000 hours. This is twenty times longer than any traditional bulb. Now with the ability to use a dimmer with your LED lights will increase their lifetime even more. LED lighting fixtures do not shatter as easily as fluorescent and mercury-vapor lights. Fluorescent and mercury-vapor lights require special handling and disposal.

  • Minimal Heat Production - LED lights are practically heatless. Traditional incandescent bulbs convert 90% of their energy to heat. The production of so much heat is the number one hazard with conventional lighting. LED lights, on the other hand, do not create additional heat in a room.

  • Versatility - LED lighting offers versatility so that you can use it in just about any commercial or industrial setting. Whether it be for an art gallery, retail store, manufacturing plant, indoors or outdoor use there is an LED lighting fixture for you.

  • Quality Experience - LED lighting provides an overall better quality and accuracy of light. LED lighting provides a superior quality in terms of color rendering, brightness, and uniformity. LED lighting also emits light in a specific direction, reducing the need for reflectors and diffusers that can trap light. LED lighting is glare-free and less tiring on your eyes. All of this combined offers businesses the ability to enhance ambient lighting to improve their facility’s appearance and give customers and employees a better overall experience. The switch to LED lighting accuracy also helps to improve worker safety, making it easier for them to avoid mistakes or hazards. Not to mention, LEDs are easy to upgrade. LED lights do not often require extra supporting equipment and have everything they need to operate self contained within the fixture.

LED lighting is today's most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technology. Quality LED light bulbs are made to last longer, be more durable, and offer comparable or better light quality than other types of lighting. The high efficiency and uniformity of LED lighting fixtures can make them ideal for many commercial and retail uses. 

It is time now for you to begin reaping the benefits efficient LED lighting has to offer. As one of the go-to commercial LED lighting suppliers, we here at Stouch Lighting, will help you find the perfect LED lighting fixtures for your commercial or retail space.


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