Picking the Best Lighting System for Your Business

The best lighting system for your business is the one that enhances the look and feel of your space while also being energy-efficient and cost-effective. While there are a number of lighting solutions on the market, typically the incandescent bulbs that we all know and that have been in use across the world for hundreds of years and compact fluorescent lightbulbs that many of us have come to associate with energy efficiency, the best lighting system for your business is undoubtedly LED lighting.

LED Lighting – LED, or light-emitting diodes, are semiconductor units capable of producing visible light when introduced to an electrical current. They are the lighting system of choice for most businesses because of the range of options they offer a business and the energy savings they yield due to their longevity.

Here are a few reasons why LED lights are the best lighting system for your business:

  1. They’re energy-efficient. According to tech company, Arcadia, LED bulbs use 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. They further state that according to manufacturers, “an LED lasts for approximately 10 years, or 100,000 hours of continuous use.” That presents significant savings to business owners, which brings us to our next point.
  2. They save you money. Although LED lights cost more to purchase up front, they last much longer than incandescent bulbs and save you money in replacement and labor costs. For businesses lighting large areas, those savings can add up significantly over time.
  3. They’re safer. While often not as talked about as their energy efficiency, LED lights are a safer option than incandescent bulbs because they emit less heat, consume less power, and therefore can operate on low-voltage electrical systems. This makes them much safer in the event of an electrical accident.
  4. They have a great color rendering index (CRI). This blog post by Stouch Lighting explains the concept of CRI well: “CRI is a measurement of a light’s ability to reveal the actual color of objects as compared to an ideal light source (natural light). High CRI is generally a desirable characteristic (although of course, it depends on the required application). LEDs generally have very high (good) ratings when it comes to CRI.”
  5. They’re flexible. LED lights give you many options when it comes to design flexibility. Their size makes it possible to incorporate them into various types of applications. You can also dim them while prolonging their lifespan.

In short, LED lighting systems have a lot to offer businesses, especially when combined with smart lighting, which can offer added benefits such as automatic switching on and off, dimming, connectivity to WiFi and a management platform, motion sensors, and changing colors and color temperatures (i.e. warm white to cool white), according to a blog post by Energy Efficiency Pros.

Whatever your preferences or business needs, we can help guide you in determining the right lighting choice for your commercial property in Culpeper, VA, and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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