Any business that has performed even basic research into lighting solutions can tell you LEDs are superior to incandescents, fluorescents, and neon bulbs. However, there’s an assumption the brilliant, crisp illumination provided by LED lighting comes at a higher expense, putting it out of reach of small, budget-conscious retailers. But if that’s what you think, think again.
Crunch the numbers and it becomes evident LEDs deliver significant cost savings over time, making them a wise investment. According to Consumer Reports, at a national average of $0.115/kilowatt hour, a single 12-watt LED bulb illuminated for two hours a day would cost about $1.00 in energy per year. A comparable 14-watt fluorescent runs $1.17/year. And a traditional 60-watt incandescent flushes money down the drain at a whopping $5.00/year.
When it comes to durability, LEDs beat their competitors hands down. Incandescents last a measly 800-1500 hours, while fluorescents put on a decent showing at 10,000 hours before complete burn out. But LEDs can last up to an astronomical 60,000 hours, resulting in lowered maintenance and replacement expenses. An investment in LED lighting pays rich dividends, especially when paired with exclusive motion-sensing, dimming technology.
Unlike its inferior counterparts, LED lighting is dimmable, allowing dynamic control of brightness, color, flexibility, and distribution. At Global Tech LED, we’ve engineered our innovative Wireless Sensor Module to give small businesses greater ability to manage their LEDs and energy expenditures. The controller facilitates dimming and instant on/off control using either photocells, motion sensors, or both. While the Wireless Sensor Module does not require the internet to work, the system can be connected to a network for remote monitoring and collection of fixture data that includes temperature, service hours, and energy usage.
Dynamic dimming, as achieved with the Wireless Sensor Module, distributes the right amount of illumination only when needed. The LEDs can be programmed to output different levels of brightness (100%, 90%, 50%, etc.) when triggered by a lack of daylight and/or when motion is detected, resulting in 30-60% savings in energy1. These savings can significantly impact the bottom line, as a 20% percent reduction in energy costs is the equivalent of a 5% increase in sales.
Øvre Eiker, a municipality in Norway, capitalized on the advantages of LED dimming technology in the hope of saving money at one of its historical sites. By deploying a dynamic outdoor lighting system, the site cut street light energy use by 45% and maintenance costs by 35%. An eco-friendly alternative, LEDs also reduced carbon emissions and met stringent EU energy directives.
It’s time to join wise adopters and put an end to expensive, static lighting that utilizes inefficient incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. Dimmable LEDs and the smart Wireless Sensor Module from Global Tech LED combine to form a simple, cost-effective lighting solution for any business.
Make the investment in this next generation technology by contacting us today!