Indoor LED lighting provides a clear advantage over conventional lighting solutions and can free up significant time and resources for building owners, facility managers, and other stakeholders by requiring less maintenance time and materials. LEDs also benefit occupants of the building by providing higher quality lighting, and they help to drive down a building or facility’s overhead costs.
In this post, we’ll be looking at three types of indoor LED lighting that your company should consider retrofitting.
The high bay is a fixture that you would find in a warehouse, factory, gymnasium, or any large open area with relatively high ceilings. Many existing high bay lighting and low bay lighting applications utilize high intensity discharge (HID) lamps such as metal halide or high pressure sodium lamps. Despite their widespread use, HID lamps utilize antiquated technology that costs building managers both directly and indirectly. Specifically, using HID lamps will result in high energy costs, frequent maintenance, and poor lighting performance (they cannot be dimmed and take a long time to cycle on and off). These issues can all be addressed by converting your existing lighting to LED.
Energy savings is a primary driver behind why you should evaluate LED lighting, by switching to LED you will reduce your lighting energy consumption by 40%-60%. Depending on the size of your facility this can really affect the operational balance sheet.
By converting to LEDs you will also see a dramatic reduction in the maintenance of your high bay light fixtures. The functional life of an LED product can be significantly longer than that of a HID lamp, therefore drastically reducing the maintenance load required. For example, by converting conventional 400w HID high bay lighting to LED, a typical building with industrial light fixtures can save up to $5,341 over the course of three years in maintenance costs alone.
LED fluorescent tube replacements provide a wide range of cost, maintenance, and performance benefits to facilities using fluorescent light fixtures. For managers, the common question is: do I integrate LED lighting into my existing fixtures or do I replace the entire fixture? Either, depending on your situation.
Migrating your fluorescent lighting to LED can be one easy way to reduce energy costs. For example, a four foot LED tube wattage typically ranges from 12 watts to 20 watts. If we compare this with conventional fluorescent lamps of 28 to 40 watts, we see that converting to LED will result in a 40% to 60% drop in lighting energy consumption immediately.
LED troffer lighting provides several benefits over conventional fluorescent recessed troffer lighting applications. Commercial, industrial, warehouse, office, and retail lighting applications can all find significant benefits with LED troffer lighting applications.
LED troffer fixtures provide significant performance improvements over fluorescent light fixtures. They are available in a wide range of CCTs (correlated color temperature), which provides end users the ability to select a specific aesthetic look of a given space, and a high CRI (color rendering index) ensures that anyone working under the LED lighting can clearly see what they are working on. Another benefit is the ability of the fixtures to dim; you are now able to change the operating conditions after the LED retrofit and adapt to the usage needs of individual rooms or spaces quickly.
As you can see there are three primary benefits to converting to LED lighting in your facility: energy savings, maintenance cost reduction, and improved lighting performance. These apply across all of the different lighting applications, indoor and outdoor. For more info on how to make LED lighting work for your benefit, take a look at our educational resources or tell us more about your project.