The Benefits of LED Lighting

Written By: Ryan Bowman

The Return On Investment (ROI) on converting LED’s is about four years with the cost of labor involved. As a consumer, you have several options to light up your interior and exterior spaces. The latest and most advanced type of lighting is LED lighting. It’s the most energy-efficient in terms of longevity, which makes it a wise choice for your office. These are just some of the reasons you should make the switch to LED lighting today!

What are the Advantages of Upgrading to LED Lighting for Your Office?


When you compare LED lighting to traditional incandescent bulbs, its lifespan is about a thousand or more hours. The average LED light can last anywhere from six to twelve years before it needs to be replaced, which is forty times longer than a traditional light bulb. 


For lighting, energy efficiency is measured in terms of useful lumens. “Useful lumen” is a term that describes the total amount of lighting a device emits for each watt or unit of power. LED lighting, when compared to incandescent bulbs, results in less wasted light because it produces more useful lumens than traditional lighting. The average office can have as much as a 60-70% enhancement in energy efficiency by switching to LED lighting.

Environmental Performance Enhancement

Using LED lighting is also more eco-friendly. Not only do you reduce your energy consumption by switching; in addition, fewer bulbs end up in landfills. Additionally, by doing away with mercury vapor lights and fluorescent lighting, there are no concerns about special handling once the bulbs burn out.

They Operate in Cold Environments

Traditional lighting like fluorescent lamps requires a higher voltage when the temperature drops, and their brightness diminishes. However, LED lights differ because they actually perform better in colder temperatures – by as much as 5%! That makes them the clear choice for freezer lighting and outdoors.

No UV or Heat Emissions

Incandescent bulbs get hot, which means that 90% of the energy used is used to heat and only 10 percent is used to produce light. LED emits nearly no heat, and the light that they emit is within the visible spectrum. There is some evidence to suggest that they might help with Seasonal Affective Disorder during dark months, and they are also ideal for artwork because they do not emit UV rays that can cause damage over time.


LED lighting is about the size of a salt grain, which means that it can be fit into nearly all sizes and shapes. That makes LED lighting much more versatile to light everything up around your office.

Not Affected by Frequent Switching and Instant Light Capability

LEDs, unlike traditional lighting, can switch on and off instantly to provide light. Generally, traditional lighting cannot withstand being switched on and off, but LED lights are unaffected by it. The ability to flicker on and off without insult makes them ideal for flashing lights or displays that need sensors that switch them on and off frequently.

LED Lighting Operates in Low Voltage

When operating near water or where flooding might be an issue, the lower the voltage that a light emits, the better. LEDs operate on very low voltage, which can help to minimize the potential for shock injuries and even death. 

Dimming Capacity

LEDs perform uniformly from 5-100%, which means they dim easily and effectively. Because an LED is easily dimmable, it also operates with more energy efficiency, which means that you can increase its lifespan by keeping it running at a low rate. That means lower energy and reduced costs to light up your office. 


Unlike traditional lighting which emits light at 360 degrees, LED lights only light up 180 degrees. That makes LED lighting a clear choice for recessed lighting because you are not wasting light, and you don’t need to purchase accessories that deflect or rechannel the light. 

LED lighting is one of the newest advances in the lighting technology world. It is an energy source that provides more efficiency, costs less to run, and has a lifespan that far outlasts traditional lighting options. If you want to cut down your carbon footprint and save money on your energy costs, switch your office lighting to LED lighting today!