2 Unique Ways LEDs Outshine the Competition
With lighting accounting for about 18 percent of energy usage in commercial buildings, commercial property management professionals are turning to LED lighting. With bulbs that can last more than 10 years compared to incandescent bulbs, and less wasted energy, LEDs save money significantly. Imagine- less changing lightbulbs!
These are the characteristics of LEDs that everyone is talking about. But, LEDs are efficient beyond the inherent energy-saving abilities of the bulbs themselves. Read on about some of the other ways LEDs reduce operating expenses.
LEDs help decrease the operating costs for exterior lighting systems by turning off or dimming lights when sensors indicate that the area is unoccupied. This is tremendously beneficial in regard to walkways, parking lots and garages of commercial buildings, some of which may not see any activity on weekends or holidays. Municipalities can also benefit from the lower monthly budget that accompanies the reduction in street light output.
Daylight sensors contribute to more efficient energy output by dimming lighting in commercial buildings when there is sufficient natural light, even during high traffic times. This technology gives LEDs the ability to provide optimal lighting in addition to conserving energy and money.
At the present time, LED lighting is the technology with the greatest potential to reduce energy consumption on a global scale in the future. It is so promising, it has become the driving force behind solid-state lighting, a new field of technology.
Researchers are working with LEDs and similar types of lighting in the development of luminaires that use solid objects, (rather than filaments, plasma or gas) to emit light. This is a potential game changer, as it will further encourage general-use application for products in this category.
NextGen serves as your energy management partner by starting with a complimentary whole-building energy audit, and ultimately providing a turnkey energy savings solution. Call NextGen LED today at 301-804-2986.