Benefits and Efficiency of LED Lighting
Taking care of a property means keeping track of many moving parts. When your lighting fixtures overhead become an afterthought, it can end up costing you more than just money. Read on to learn the benefits of LED lighting and maximize the efficiency of your building.
Avoid Traditional Lighting
Traditional lighting is commonly used for its cheap cost and bright output. If you are cutting costs in the short-term, this seems great. However, conventional lighting’s affordability and brightness will ultimately burn you down the road.
Your light source is brighter, but your energy saving is suffering. Conventional sources are energy inefficient because they heat up quickly, making lighting fixtures challenging to handle. Because they reach such high temperatures, conventional lights burn out much quicker, costing you more in the long run through frequent replacement.
With traditional lighting, you are losing money in the long term and wasting energy. Safety can be another horror with installing conventional lighting.
Fluorescent bulbs are a modern form of conventional lighting that are more efficient than incandescent and halogen light bulbs. You may have noticed many commercial properties display fluorescent lighting, which is a versatile option to save some energy and cut costs.
Fluorescent lighting, however, can be a safety hazard. These bulbs contain mercury, a harmful chemical. Whether replacing a burned-out bulb or cleaning up a broken one, mercury exposure is a risk. Mercury exposure has been linked to health problems like neurological symptoms, headaches, and insomnia.
Compact fluorescent bulbs are another type of modern traditional lighting. While they do have their advantages, the bulb is harmful. Studies have shown that CFLs carry and omit UV radiation. If you are exposed to a crack in a CFLs or spend hours under them, long-term radiation effects like cataracts and vision damage are a risk.
Why LED Lights Are More Efficient
Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are a type of lighting where semiconductors convert energy into light. LEDs were first used for traffic lights, but they have developed into the fastest growing lighting technology today.
LEDs have rapidly grown in usage due to their energy efficiency. One of the benefits of LED lighting is that LEDs use 90% less energy than traditional lighting sources. Let’s run through a few energy comparisons of lighting you might have installed on your property.
Energy Efficiency Contrast
CFLs and fluorescent lighting are relatively energy-efficient options compared to the rest of the market, but they cannot compare to LEDs. CFLs and fluorescents rank below 30 lumens/watt on the system efficiency scale, while LEDs fall above 50 lumens/watt.
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) is another type of conventional lighting. The source efficiency of HIDs outranks CFL and fluorescent lighting, but the system efficiency rating of 30 lumens/watt falls below the LED output.
High-pressure sodium vapor lights (HPS) are a form of gas discharge lighting. HPS is the only conventional lighting type comparable to LED in source efficiency, also ranging above 50 lumens/watt. HPS, however, ranks significantly lower than LEDs in system efficiency.
LED Light Lifespan
A long lifespan is another great benefit of LED lighting. A base LED will last anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 hours of operation. The average LED bulb lasts twice as long as fluorescent and CFL options and up to 40 times as long as incandescent bulbs.
The only thing more expensive about LED lighting is the bulb’s up-front cost. However, barring damages, you will spend significantly less money replacing LED bulbs than any other light source on the market.
Still researching lighting options? Check out a few more benefits of LED lighting from the Department of Energy.
LED Installations Are for You
With a provider like NGU Sports Lighting, you have the best options for LED lighting in your facilities. With many light fixtures on the way out, we have cost-effective and flexible options that save energy and reduce maintenance. Check out some of our features:
Are you looking for versatile overhead fixtures? NGU Sports Lighting’s LUMASPORT 8 is for you. The leading lightweight option in sports lighting, LUMASPORT 8 is an excellent option for replacing common 1500-watt metal halide fixtures. Experienced with various clients at professional venues, colleges, high schools, and parks, NGU Sports Lighting’s LED matches the standards set at schools and venues.
NGU Sports Lighting’s LED bulbs last up to 25 times longer than metal halide bulbs. Check out these benefits of LUMASPORT 8:
- More than 92% lumen maintenance at 55,000 hours
- Reduced maintenance
- Wireless air mesh control options
- Hybrid reflector and TIR optical system
High-Quality Pro Sports Lighting
Provide the best lighting for any size facility with the LUMASPORT 16. With this model, you have minimal distortion and an accurate color rendition, suitable for any television broadcast. Here are a few additional features:
- More than 92% lumen maintenance at 55,000 hours
- Light source reliability with chip-on-board LEDs
- Simple two-piece assembly
- Decreased maintenance with power redundancy
Benefits of LED Lighting Conversion From Metal Halide
Metal halide bulbs are found in many facilities across the country. Especially in sports, you have to trust your lighting. Metal Halide bulbs require a two to eight minute warm-up before they are effective. If a source is interrupted, metal halide could take up to 15 minutes before it’s bright. With our LED lighting, your source is instantly bright.
You can also save a lot of money with NGU Lighting. Our LUMASPORT 8 will last up to 15 years, saving you from all the replacements required with metal halide bulbs.
Choose NGU Sports Lighting
We have been a pioneer in the sports lighting industry in 2012, and we continue to provide the best services in facilities across the country. Contact NGU Sports Lighting today and receive the best benefits of LED lighting for your space.