Every office relies on good lighting to enhance productivity, light workspaces, effectively sell and create products and so much more. Yet, the cost of lighting can account for up to 25-35 percent of a business’ energy cost, so the bulb you choose can have a big impact on your bottom-line.
ARE YOU STILL USING EDISON BULBS?
Energy experts tell us that the incandescent bulb is becoming a thing of the past. In fact, it was invented in the last quarter of the 19th century by Thomas Edison and has been lightening the world for more than 100 years now. But, did you know that 90 percent of the energy generated by the incandescent bulbs is heat instead of light?
So which light bulb will do a better job, reduce electricity costs, and not harm the environment?
Check out LED bulbs and enjoy the following benefits:
- Longevity: LEDs have a lifespan of approximately 25,000-35,000 hours and can last 25 to 35 times longer than the old-fashioned incandescent bulb, which only has an average lifespan of about 1,500 hours.
- Efficiency: The LEDs do not generate the heat that the incandescent bulb does. They are cool to the touch, which means less wasted energy.
- Construction: The LEDs are a more durable bulb, smaller in size, can withstand extreme temperature changes, and best of all do not contain toxic mercury that pollutes the earth (compact fluorescent bulbs, or CFLs, contain mercury).
- Productivity: Several reports in the U.S. Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health reveal the positive effects of light and its influence on human vitality, energy, mood, alertness, psychomotor vigilance and work performance. Of course, natural lighting from windows provides the optimal outcome, but LEDs are the next best option.
So the next time you need to replace a light bulb in your office, I hope you’ll stop and think about what type of bulb you replace it with. It may cost a little more upfront, but you’ll save money in the long run, be more productive, and do your part to protect our planet for future generations.