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  • Writer's pictureCarmen Zajicek

The Contribution of LED Lighting to Your Energy Bill Reductions

Want to lower your electric utility bills? The solution’s pretty easy: replace your light bulbs.

According to a new Bloomberg report, the quickest way to enhance energy efficiency and lower your energy bills is by switching out traditional light bulbs with LEDs.

The report cites projections by the Energy Department, which suggest that swapping out the country’s old incandescent bulbs with LED lights could save enough energy to power 20 million homes.

Here’s a quick rundown of how LED lights work and how they can benefit your business.

How do LED lights work?

LED lights produce as much or more lighting compared to traditional incandescent or fluorescent lights—and they do it using about 80 percent less energy. Incandescent bulbs lose most of their energy as excess heat, while LEDs are able to convert most electrical input directly into light.

All other things equal, a 10-watt LED bulb can produce the same amount of light as a 100-watt incandescent bulb. As a result, not only are LEDs more efficient, they generate more light per unit wattage too.

What are some other benefits of LED lights?

LED lights last longer compared to traditional bulbs, which means you won’t have to bear the cost of constantly replacing light bulbs. They are more durable too, which means the glass doesn’t break as easily as it did with traditional lights.

When it comes to customizability, LED lights are available in a range of colors that can be picked to meet your needs. Moreover, it’s also easier to control the intensity of LED lights, making them perfect for commercial offices.

Why should commercial businesses install LED lights?

Installing LED lights is bound to result in huge savings. Not only do LED lights consume less energy, but they can also reduce the energy usage of other appliances. Air conditioners, in particular, are extremely inefficient with incandescent bulbs in the room, because the heat these bulbs generate affects performance. Since LEDs don’t produce as much heat, air conditioners don’t need to work as hard to keep the room cool.

If you’re looking to switch out your traditional lights, it’s best to consult with a commercial electrical contractor first. Changing lights in commercial settings requires thought and planning. An experienced contractor will be able to guide you toward lights that will work best for your business, as well as financing options for the conversion.

Best Quality Electric, LLC, is one of the leading commercial electrical contractors and commercial LED lighting contractors in Maryland. We are approved licensed contractors for small, medium, and large incentive programs in Pepco, Delmarva, and BGE territories and can help you secure 0% interest loans for your LED replacements.

For more information on how to finance LED lighting conversions, visit our website or call 410-384-8520.

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