Going Green: Environmentally Friendly Benefits of LED Lighting

LED lighting is known in the industry as having many benefits, not the least of which is a significant savings in energy costs. We often promote the cost savings and energy efficiency as the primary improvement when trading traditional incandescent bulbs for LED options, but those aren’t the only major upside of going LED. LED lighting options are also much friendlier to the environment by promoting decreased waste, lessened energy consumption, and fewer emissions. How?

First, LED lighting decreases waste solely because of the extended life per bulb. An LED bulb can burn for approximately 100-200,000 hours whereas a similar incandescent bulb will only provide light for about 1,200 hours. In other words, for every LED bulb you use, you would have used more than 100 incandescents. In a business that uses 20 or more bulbs throughout their space, that’s a lot of metal, glass, and other materials being wasted each time they have to change out bulbs. Fewer bulbs going to the landfill is better for the environment, and the added bonus is that you don’t have to change out bulbs regularly!

LED lighting options also benefit the environment in that they use less energy, and that means fewer emissions from the power plants providing the electricity. On average, LED bulbs consume around 30 times less energy than an incandescent bulb. That translates to cost savings for you too! Less energy used means a lower monthly bill. In other words, while an LED lighting choice might cost a bit more than a traditional option, it will likely last at least 10-20 years…but it will have paid for itself after only 2! That’s not just a savings for you…it’s actual profit over the lifespan of the lighting system.

Better for the environment, better lighting, and better variety in choices for your commercial space? What’s NOT to love about LED? From retrofit options for your business, to a full lighting system remodel and replacement, NetZero USA LED Advantage is Florida’s number one choice for LED lighting needs. With our FREE energy audit, we can let you know how much you can plan to save with your new system, and we can help you find the perfect solutions that work with your budget. Give us a call!