The International Dark-Sky Association, a not-for-profit that works to reduce light pollution, says “excessive outdoor lighting, including exterior fixtures on office and industrial buildings, wastes about $3.5 billion in energy per year.” Gas stations alone totaled over 156,000 sites in 2012. One solution within easy reach? LED lighting.
For decades, Global Tech has manufactured on-site lighting fixtures for gas stations and truck stops that provide minimal glare outside the station, and a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere within. Global Tech specializes in the manufacture of both new LED lighting solutions and retrofit kits for existing fixtures.
Customers may only be making a pit stop, but the lighting fixtures employed by most gas stations run constantly. And if inefficient or poorly constructed, they can have a long-lasting, negative impact on the environment. Replacing them with longer-lasting, more focused and energy efficient LED products can help save money and improve the surrounding area.
There are other benefits as well. Studies show sites that use LED lighting have higher levels of light and attract more customers. Solstice LED modules manufactured by Global Tech can be retrofitted to existing fixtures, and use up to 70% less energy compared to existing HID lamps. The savings to retailers can be enormous, especially those companies with hundreds of locations. The combination of energy savings and increased attractiveness of stores can lead to more business from consumers as well. The bright, consistent, and attractive radiance of LED lighting is a draw to customers on the road looking for the familiar sight of a favorite station.
In addition to saving money and energy, LED lights can be dimmed to levels appropriate to usage. LED light can be focused to where it is needed instead of bouncing around like regular lamps and creating “light trespass,” which is light falling where it isn’t needed.
Cities and businesses want more light everywhere for commercial and safety reasons, but our decades-long saturation of the darkness by streetlamps and public buildings is overwhelming electricity budgets, confusing and killing wildlife, and completely erasing our view of the stars, the inspiration for millennia of scientists, poets and explorers.
LED will light the future. This lighting technology is green, efficient and long lasting, has a diversity of uses and is very durable. Traditional bulbs will need to be replaced one by one, but reinstalling the systems that power these lights can be both time consuming and expensive. Global Tech LED is able to meet this need by creating the highest quality LED retrofit devices. These products give businesses all the benefits of advanced lighting technology without requiring owners to replace the actual systems themselves.
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