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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard how light emitting diodes (LEDs) have been changing the lighting and energy industries in an unprecedented manner. Although they have been around longer than you might think (read the history of LEDs here), LED lights have only recently begun to impact the mainstream commercial, industrial, real estate, and municipal industries (among others). With Thanksgiving upon us, we thought it might be useful to share three reasons to be thankful for LEDs! Here we go...

Energy Consumption and Efficiency

Going green is all the rage lately, and for good reason; there are a lot of federal and state initiatives to have a smaller environmental footprint. This is especially important for those running municipalities, but the benefits extend to other industries as well. Even considering these incentives, there are more compelling reasons to consider an LED retrofit...such as improving your bottom line through decreased energy consumption and greater efficiency. Did you know that you can save up to 80% of your energy costs through an LED retrofit? LEDs have a proven track record of lasting longer, providing better lighting, and being more efficient than other types of bulbs. Don’t believe us? Download the ebook below to learn for yourself!

Ebook: 7 Different Lights LEDs Are Putting Out of Business

Reduced Maintenance Costs

Along with increased efficiency, a reduction in maintenance costs can help your organization succeed. LED technology is such that bulbs do not have to be replaced nearly as often...which is why they are fast driving other types of lighting fixtures out of business. Some fixtures have up to forty times more useful service life than traditional bulbs, which is a huge increase in capability. Another important consideration is waste disposal: gas discharge lamps like fluorescent lamps or mercury vapor lights have a lot of ancillary considerations when it comes to hazardous waste and disposal. These issues can be eliminated by accomplishing an LED retrofit.

Lighting Quality and Performance

The third reason to be thankful for LED technology is that it significantly improves the quality of lighting at your facility, whether you run a school, real estate organization, or are a building owner or manager. Take a look at the following picture to compare:

Before After Neumann Case Study Exterior Parking Lot

As you can see, the lighting is greatly improved throughout the parking lot, resulting in a brightly-lit space with no scary dark corners. This generally makes your residents, students, or customers feel more at ease. You’ll also notice that this improved performance is accomplished with the same number of lighting fixtures as in the ‘Before’ photo...which goes to show you that an LED retrofit will have great results for every dollar spent.

So...we took a quick look at three reasons to be thankful for LED lights this Thanksgiving season. Of course, lighting is a relatively small issue in the greater scheme of things, but providing energy efficient lighting solutions is what we at Stouch care most about. If you like what you read, please contact us to see how Stouch Lighting can implement these three solutions for your organization!

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