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We provide a turnkey solution for converting your existing lighting to energy efficient LED lights without interrupting employee operations or guests comfort.
We take care of the hassle by managing the entire project from start to finish. By combining innovation and service to exceed your expectations, we provide limitless value to your business.
Our team of lighting contractors will take care of installation, removal of old lighting, rebate services, site support, and even provide you a financial analysis of savings and return on investment. Our goal is to find a solution that works within your budget but does not cut on quality.
Benefits of LED Lighting
- Lifetime estimate of 10 years with continuous use
- Works perfectly in extreme heat or cold
- 100% recyclable
- Instant bright light without a warm up period
- Unlimited design possibilities
- Durable and resistance to shock and vibrations
- Zero UV emissions and does not emit heat
- Reduce lighting expenses by up to 80%
- Light discernment capabilities to direct light without a reflector
- Low power supply ideal for indoor and outdoor applications
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What Makes LED Different?
LED lights have become a popular for commercial restaurants, schools, hospitals and airports because of their low cost and long life. LED bulbs do not “burn out” like a typical light bulb. They generally last between 10-15 years, which is significantly longer than a typical light bulb.
Once they reach the end of their lifetime, they will begin to dim, but will not go out all at once leaving you in the dark. They are energy efficient, using a mere one-sixth of the energy as incandescent or halogen alternatives and do not generate as much heat as traditional light bulbs, making them a safer option.
Why Do You Need LED?
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) resulted in the discontinuation of incandescent bulb manufacturing in certain wattages. Today, incandescent light bulbs are no longer being manufactured in the United States. Instead, incandescent light bulbs for home and business have been replaced with halogen, fluorescent, or LED alternatives.
LED vs Halogen vs Fluorescent
EISA made incandescent bulbs a thing of the past. Now, making the changes necessary to replace your old traditional lightbulbs means discovering what alternative is best for you. The overall look and feel of your space can change based on your lighting choices.
Halogen: These are designed to mimic the light quality of traditional incandescent bulbs, while also meeting the new efficiency standards. They are 28% more efficient and come in a wide variety of finishes and styles.
Most people consider Halogens as a comparable bulb, but they are still no match for LEDs. A basic 60-watt–equivalent halogen bulb still consumes 43 watts and has a rated lifetime of 0.9 years. The LED equivalent consumes only between 9 and 12 watts and has a rated lifetime of 15,000 hours or about 13 years.
Compact Fluorescent (CFL): These have been around for a while, but their quality has been much improved over the years. Today, a compact fluorescent bulb is basically a mini version of the standard fluorescent light bulb you are familiar with, but they look more like an incandescent and don’t emit the harsh fluorescent light we are used to.
They use about 25% of the energy that an incandescent bulb uses and can be very useful, but don’t necessarily work in every application. CFL’s has mercury in the bulb, which can be a problem if the bulb breaks. You cannot put them in with the rest of your trash, and so proper cleanup and disposal can be a hassle.
Light Emitting Diode (LED): LED lighting is the clear choice for both residential and commercial application. They are 80-90% more efficient, they can be used indoor or outdoor and in extreme temperature conditions.
They provide bright, clear, direct light that is customizable, dimmable, and lights up without a “warm up period” like CFL’s. They are clean, contain no mercury, and more durable than any other bulb on the market because they aren’t made of glass.
Watts vs. Lumens
We are used to measuring the brightness of a bulb in watts. A 60W bulb is brighter than 40W and not quite as bright as 100W. The phase out of incandescent bulbs changed everything.
The wattage yardstick is now meaningless, and Lumens has taken its place. Lumens is more accurate than wattage because it actually measures brightness, while wattage actually measures energy (not light).
What’s a Kelvin?
When they first came out, LED bulbs were not popular because they seemed to have a blue tinted light that was harsher than the warmer light of traditional bulbs. Rest assured, LED lights are now available in different color temperatures, which are measured in Kelvins.
- 2700K: These are often labeled as “soft white” and have a warm glow perfect for bedrooms or lamps
- 3000K: These are a bright white, a more neutral glow
- 5000K: “Daylight” bulbs, are bluer and will best approximate actual sunlight.
Some LED bulbs actually have the technology to change their brightness and can be controlled by your smartphone.
How Much Does LED Lighting Cost?
We understand that most people make business decisions based off a balance sheet, the bottom line, the checkbook. LED’s cost more at purchase, there’s no way around it. But they last much, much longer, and pay for themselves over their lifetime. CFL’s might be cheaper, but if they break, they are inconvenient and costs add up quickly. according to Energy Star.
Restaurants typically start to see a return on their investment in four to 16 months. We often see the return on investment to be an average of eight months for most of our clients and provide savings of $3,000 or more per year.
Restaurants across the country are making the change to LED lights, which use less energy, reduce utility bills, last longer, and often qualify for rebates or other incentives to help offset the initial cost.
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