LED lighting isn’t exactly new technology, but in the past recent years, it has become that much more popular. That’s because the technology has greatly improved and they’re now even better than before. LEDs are starting to get used in pretty much all situations, especially in businesses, and they’ve become a staple in the home. They’re extremely useful and it’s no wonder they’ve become such a ubiquitous lighting type. They have a lot of benefits to them, which is why they’ve seen such widespread use in the last decade or so.
It’s common knowledge that the typical light bulb is fragile, at least nowadays. That’s also often considered to be the case with standard LED lights, which can be true sometimes, even though LEDs tend to be long-lasting. The good news is LED lights are durable and will be able to withstand the elements easier than the brittle light bulb. Not only that, but LEDs are great for the eyes because of the type of light emitted, so you’ll never feel your eyes getting tired. They also emit a certain light wavelength that is generally more soothing. This ties into their durability because you can turn them on and off as much as you want and you’ll never notice a drop in quality or increase the risk of them breaking down.
No Added Heat
A general problem of most types of lighting is the added heat. Almost all lights tend to overheat after a while, which means that you’ll have to take that into consideration. If you only have one light source it might not be as noticeable, but if you’re planning on using LED lighting, then chances are you’re planning to cover a larger space. Traditional lights heat up relatively shortly after being turned on, which means you’re going to have to spend extra on cooling. The no added heat factor plays a great role in general comfort too, because you’ll know that the area will always be sufficiently cool. This is also significantly noticeable with regular homerooms as they will never heat up because of the light source.
In short, LEDs are entirely energy efficient. If something is energy efficient, it means it needs less power, which in business terms equates to a significantly smaller cost.
Typical LED lights tend to range between 95 to 495 watts when in comparison, your standard HID lighting ranges from 175 to 1000 watts. That’s a significant difference in energy efficiency, meaning you’ll easily spend 40-60% less on lighting costs with high bay lighting. If you combine the lights with smart sensors, in some cases you might see a drop in as much as 80% in lighting costs.
A significant problem with traditional lighting is that there’s rarely any light uniformity after a certain while. This means that the entire lighting system used to light up the entire area with the same intensity when it was installed, but now there are some parts that aren’t as well-lit anymore. That’s because typical light fixtures tend to lose intensity after a while, which is absolutely not the case with high bay lights. On top of that, LEDs lit up instantly and will never flicker or falter, so you can safely expect them to light up the entire area with full efficiency all of the time.
LEDs are not only extremely durable, but they’re also quite low maintenance. That’s because of the way LEDs work in general, but also because LEDs are designed to last a long amount of time. Most typical light sources tend to either stop working or seriously malfunction once the source starts degrading. LEDs naturally progress through their lifecycles, meaning they very slowly degrade over time, which is already a very, very long time. So, functionally you get a light source that lasts a very long time, but also one where you won’t have to worry about replacing the minute its light output starts even slightly degrading.
Intended for Warehouses
If you own a warehouse, odds are you’re looking to install LED lights. That’s because they were designed to be used in such industrial settings where safety, precision, and quality are the focus. They’re made to be adjustable at a moment’s notice without any drop in quality, meaning the workers will be able to adjust them based on their needs without it impacting anyone else. They’re also very safe to work with, as coupled with their nigh-indestructibility make them the ideal choice for a place such as a warehouse.
Useful for Garages
Most people think of LED lighting as something that can only be used in warehouses when it comes to more industrial locations, but that’s not exactly the case. They’re great for use in the garage because of their excellent colour rendition and minimal glare, but they also don’t get easily damaged by the potential fumes and pollutants that tend to be present in garages. Coupled with the precise and high-quality lighting produced by high bays, you can get the ideal combination for a location such as a garage. That’s a significant reason why you’ll most likely see LED lighting in newer garages, whereas older garages might not have caught up to this yet.