Why Your Business Should Switch to LEDs

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Why Your Business Should Switch to LEDs Written by Airway Electrical Team

If you’re looking to save money on your energy bills whilst reducing your business’ impact on the environment, then LED lighting is the perfect place to start. In this article, the team at Airway Group are going to run through the benefits of LEDs, and why they make for a sensible addition to your property. 

Energy efficiency

One of the biggest benefits of LED lights is their immense efficiency when compared to traditional light bulbs. To put a figure on it, LED bulbs can last for as long as 50,000 hours – that’s six times longer than fluorescent bulbs and twenty times longer than incandescent bulbs. When using LED bulbs, you’ll notice that your energy bills start to decrease over time as the efficiency of LEDs comes into play. As they last so long, you won’t need to worry about ordering replacement bulbs so often, as you may do with traditional bulbs. 

Quality of light

Firstly, let’s establish that just because your lighting is more efficient, it doesn’t mean it skimps on quality. In fact, the quality of LED lighting has improved exponentially. The halogen bulbs we’re used to emit a comforting yellow glow, whereas LEDs used to be brighter and perhaps colder. However, LEDs now come in a wide range of colours and temperatures, so you can easily find the perfect lighting for your environment. Whether you’d like an inviting ambience for a hotel or a brighter light for a warehouse or retail setting, there’s an LED light to suit any requirement.

Healthier lighting

Although brightness is of course important when it comes to bulbs, the type of light emitted by incandescent and fluorescent bulbs is commonly associated with headaches and migraines. While these types of lights don’t explicitly cause headaches, the strength of the light can exacerbate them, making life difficult for people who regularly experience such issues. With LEDs, there’s no flickering, and you can choose the warmth/colour of the light that reduces headaches, rather than increasing them. 

Modern LEDs are now able to mimic natural light very well, which means that we can enjoy the benefits that natural light provides – such as increased moods and regulated body clocks – even when it’s dark outside. 

Environmental friendliness

As well as helping us save money on our energy bills, LED lights help us lessen our impact on the environment. Fluorescent and incandescent lighting often contains mercur vapour, which is harmful to the environment; LED lighting doesn’t use this. In fact, LED lights are made using 100% recyclable materials, so you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you’re using the most environmentally-friendly lighting solution around. 

As you can see, there’s plenty of benefits to installing LED lighting in your property. You, your staff and your customers can enjoy beautiful, effective lighting, with the additional benefits of lower bills for your business and less stress for the environment. 

Airway Group are experts in commercial and industrial LED lighting installation for customers throughout Cambridge and the surrounding areas. With fully-trained, qualified and highly-skilled engineers on hand to provide prompt, efficient and professional service, you can be sure you’re in the safest of hands with us. For more information about our market-leading services, please contact us today and we’ll be happy to help.