Light Pollution – Why LED Can Help Your Business
The light bulb is one of the greatest inventions of our modern world. With a flick of a switch, we can control how much light we bring to any situation, to any room in the house.
It’s also one of the most damaging to the planet.
Scientists are now saying that most of the continental US experiences some kind of light pollution. And it’s doing everything from endangering our environment to altering our biochemical rhythms.
What can we do? As a commercial property owner, one of the easiest steps to take is to make the switch to LED.
LED improves work conditions
Traditional light bulbs and lighting fixtures emit harsh light. They also hum, which can wear on a workers energy levels. LED bulbs emit different shades of light, and can be adjusted for the circumstances. They are virtually silent and can provide whatever working conditions you desire.
LED is energy efficient
LED lamps pay for themselves over time. While they may cost a bit more upfront, they have the potential to use as much as 80 percent less energy to operate while emitting the same level of light. That means they last longer, and will reduce how much you spend on your utility bill each month.
LED is climate friendly
While light pollution isn’t as toxic as a chemical spill, it can do a world of damage. It impacts both animals and humans, and has been found to be a complete waste of energy and money. LED lights are more powerful in every situation. From frigid temperatures to year round functionality, LED is one of the smartest ways to ensure safety and security throughout your commercial property. What’s even better, there’s an LED solution for any need. You can choose from a variety of color temperatures, or use them differently in a variety of situations. You don’t need different light bulbs or different lighting fixtures; in many cases, you can adjust the light source depending on the situation.
Not only do you save money on operation, but also disposal. Traditional CFL bulbs must be disposed of in specially designed containers. Hazmat disposal is always a part of the budgeting process. But with LED bulbs, they can be recycled without expensive containers. That saves you money over time.
How can you switch to LED lighting solutions to save money and the environment?