Conserving Energy For A Better Future

Conserving Energy For A Better Future

Reduce Business Operating Costs: Upgrade To LED High Bay Lights

by Victor Bryant

Upgrading the existing fluorescent light fixtures in your building to an LED high bay light does more than just brighten the space. This type of upgrade can even help your bottom line by reducing some of the maintenance and operational costs that come along with fluorescent lights. Learn about some of these advantages.

Operating Hours

LED bulbs have longer operating hours than traditional fluorescent bulbs. In a high-use area, business owners typically need a sizeable reserve of replacement fluorescent bulbs on hand, given their often short number of operating hours. LED bulbs provide more hours of use, even in a high-use environment. The less the need to replace bulbs for your fixtures, the less money you have to allocate and spend toward this material expense. 

Energy Consumption

LED lights are growing in popularity because they are considered a more sustainable light source, in terms of energy consumption. While offering more vivid light than fluorescent bulbs, LED lights also consume fewer kilowatts while doing so. Reduced energy consumption means reduced energy cost, which can offer considerable savings. However, this reduction might also lower your company's overall energy consumption rating, which might allow you to qualify for certain incentive and tax credit programs. 

Bulb Durability

High bay lights are typically placed well away from most physical fixtures that could cause damage to the bulb. However, they don't escape the dangers that come with extreme temperatures. For instance, in colder temperatures, it's not uncommon for fluorescent lights not to work. In a warehouse environment that is not climate-controlled, a non-operational light fixture could mean reduced productivity, which will always affect your operating costs. LED lights are less sensitive to temperature extremes.

Temperature Control

In addition to the outside temperature, LED lights also have less of an effect on the area temperature around the lights. Fluorescent bulbs are high-heat operating lights, and unfortunately, some of the heat they produce circulates into the air and increases the overall temperature. The outcome of this process is often warmer temperatures that ultimately cause your building's cooling unit to work harder. LED lights only generate a fraction of the heat of fluorescent lights, which can help keep the temperature cooler and reduce your cooling system's operating cost. 

In terms of widespread savings, upgrading to an LED fixture for a single bay light won't deliver near as much of an advantage as upgrading multiple lights. Do your part to maximize your savings. 


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Conserving Energy For A Better Future

Hi, my name is Mark and this blog focuses on the use of energy. What we do today will have a huge impact on the energy sources of the future. Individuals can make changes to ensure that available energy sources are affordable and reliable. Families can conserve energy by using energy efficient appliances, planting trees to shade their homes and unplugging electronics when they're not being used. Individuals can also spread the word to others about the importance of conserving energy and that's why I'm writing this blog. My intention is to get the word out to as many people as possible so that together we can reduce the amount of energy that's being used today. I hope that you find my blog enlightening and that by reading my posts, you'll help to do your part too.