LEDs consume up to 80% less energy than standard incandescent, fluorescent, and gas fired lamps. A typical commercial facility expends up to 25% of their electrical cost in lighting. The financial savings of LEDs are measurable and substantially impact the cost to operate the typical facility.
Unlike their gas fired counterparts, LEDs do not contain any toxic gasses, namely mercury. Most LED lamps are RoHS compliant, meaning they are landfill safe and do not require costly and substantial recycling practices.
The average LED lamp lasts between 35,000 and 50,000 hours, which is a sharp contrast to typical lamps that last 10,000 hours. In a commercial facility the cost of labor alone to change lamps at the end of life is enormous, but with LEDs you simply install and watch the labor savings add up.
CFLs offer a very poor color rendering with a blue hue to them. LEDs don’t. While CFLs are designed to produce a large light output, they are not designed to be comforting or inviting. LEDs are an electronic source of lighting designed to be extremely accurate in Color Rendering and offer bright, clean, and direct light.
LEDs generate substantially less heat that their incandescent, halogen, and mercury vapor counterparts. This means they are generally cool to the touch, do not increase air conditioning costs, and are safer to use in enclosed areas.