LED Lighting For Your Buisness
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DESCRIPTIONWhy should you choose LED Lighting for your business premises ? Many benefits included and also a example for you to take a look at.
- 1. Lighting accounts for an astonishing 25 per cent of the world's energy usage, so its fair to say that lighting is also going to count for a significant amount of your businesses electricity costs! Investing in LED lighting may involve spending a bit of money upfront, but ultimately you'll end up making huge savings in the long term, and enjoy all kinds of benefits for you and your business. LED conversion advantages LED lighting products have been around for a while but in products you may not have realised had them and are consistently coming down in price. Whilst the initial cost of converting has previously been a sticking point for businesses and electricians, the benefits of LED for any business weights more than the cost! Lifespan - LED light bulbs can last up to 50 times longer than the equivalent traditional light bulb, so you spend far less time and cost changing them, and can reduce your stock of spare light bulbs too because theres no doubt some of you by 100s of bulbs a year! Energy-efficiency - LED technology is dramatically more efficient, using up to 90 per cent less energy than your current lighting. Traditional lighting sees a massive amount of energy lost to heat, rather than being used to produce light. Temperature - Given the lower overall light temperature of LED, converting to LED reduces the risk of fire and can also lead to a reduction in air conditioning costs. How much can I save money by converting to LED? Great question and the answer is one youll like! The combination of longer life and lower energy usage means swapping to LED will guarantee reduction in energy costs, whether you're talking one bulb or a thousand. The Telegraph recently agreed that switching to LED bulbs will save you money in the home. Have a look at the article link!
2. Useful example To give you a real idea of how much you can save, we have put together an example lighting audit, where the business is looking to benefit from an LED conversion. Each of the bulbs featured is 'on' permanently - 24 hours a day. To take advantages of this free scheme please go onto our website www.ukenergywatch.co.uk Current Running costs Area Bulbs used Number of Bulbs Elec cost Per Kwh Total Kwh Per Day Annual cost Toilets 50W Halogen MR16 29 0.120 35 1,5240.24 Hallway 50W Halogen GU10 14 0.120 17 735.84 Conference Caf 60W Incandescent Bayonet 15 0.120 22 946.08 Main Bar 28W Fluorescent 2D 53 0.120 36 1,606.99 Total 109 4,813.15 Post conversion running costs Area Bulbs used Number of Bulbs Elec cost per Kwh Total Kwh Per Day Annual cost Toilets 5W LED MR16 29 0.120 4 152.42 5W LED GU10 14 0.120 2 73.58 Conference Caf 8W LED Bayonet 15 0.120 3 126.14 Main Bar 14W LED 2D 53 0.120 18 779.99 Total 27 As you can see the total running costs are reduced by 76% offering an annual saving of 4674.82! Having made a great case for conversion on the basis of running costs the only objection left is that of the initial costs, as the cost of LED bulbs is higher than that of traditional ones. With that in mind lets take a look at the cost comparison over a four year period which is the average lifespan of an LED bulb, if left on permanently. 3. Current on-going replacement costs Area Bulbs used Number of Bulbs Cost per bulb Times replaced in 4yrs Total bulb cost Toilets 50W Halogen MR16 29 2.00 16 928.00 Hallway 50W Halogen GU10 14 2.00 16 448.00 Conference Caf 60W Incandescent Bayonet 15 1.50 16 360.00 Main Bar 28W Fluorescent 2D 53 5.00 4 1060.00 Total Bulb Cost 2796.00 LED replacement costs Area Bulbs used Number of Bulbs Cost per bulb Times replaced in 4yrs Total bulb cost Toilers 5W LED MR16 29 5.77 1 167.33 Hallway 5W LED GU10 14 6.20 1 86.80 Conference Caf 8W LED Bayonet 15 9.73 1 145.95 Main Bar 14W LED 2D 53 47.60 1 2,522.80 Total Bulb Cost 2,922.88 Over the four year period a further saving of 126.88 which increases by a massive 699 per year, on top of the initial electricity saving, is evident! And this does not include the maintenance over the four years to replace the lamp that is around 2000 So in total a massive 2126.88 has been saved just on buying replacements over a four year period which is very impressive. The figures are compelling with the only perceived negative being a the upfront cost required, but such projects are generally done per area, which makes it a lot easier to convert. 4. LED conversion conclusion Its fair to say that the up-front cost of an LED conversion remains the biggest reason why most businesses and people are reluctant to consider making the switch. Having said that, with dramatic improvements in energy usage, running costs, maintenance and safety, the benefits to your business if you do are very obvious. The government will increasingly start to penalize high energy users in the future and this makes the decision is a 'no-brainer'. Converting your lighting to LED can be done in very little time to your business.UK Energy watch have helped some of the UKs biggest and best companies convert to LED, so if you want some advice from one of our experts for free on converting your businesses lighting to LED feel free to give us a call on 01253 407592 and well be happy to help or for more information go to our website www.ukenergywatch.co.uk