LED Lighting Upgrades
LED lighting has a number of advantages over older technology lighting and they are:
- LEDs typically consume a lot less power. For instance, a halogen downlight consumes power at the rate of 40 watts. A LED equivalent consumes 6 watts approximately, which is an 85% lower power draw.
- The life of LEDs is far longer than old technology. For instance, halogen downlights last for 1,000 hours. The LED equivalents last 15,000 hours. Not only does this improve replacement cost but can alleviate ongoing lamp-replacing maintenance costs (imagine the 10-metre high warehouse highbays).
- The colour rendering index (“CRI”) of LEDs is far better than most old technology lighting. CRI can be described as a measure of the colours of the rainbow in the light source. For example, fluorescent tubes normally have a CRI of 55%, meaning they emit 55% of daylight colours. LED tube equivalents are between 85% and 90% CRI. Hence it is a much-improved light source quality.
- There are other miscellaneous advantages of LEDs. LED tubes do not flicker, many LED models have the option to switch light colour from warm to daylight and LEDs give off a lot less heat (important especially in refrigeration applications).
Invariably, we identify LED upgrade opportunities when preparing carbon footprint reports for clients. We then work out the ROI on potential upgrades by assessing the current power draw of the lights in situ, time of operation, LED installation cost and opportunity for Energy Savings Certificates.
We insist on only using quality product and ensuring quality installation.