When it comes to lighting for your business, it can be difficult to know when to upgrade. Will LED lighting make that much of a difference in my business? How expensive will the upgrades be? Will they actually save me more money in the long run?

To answer those questions, yes. LED lighting not only makes a difference in the day-to-day of your business; it will also save your business money. But that’s not all. Several factors are affected by high-quality lights, and they could be instrumental in your decision to upgrade. Here are a few things to consider.

Increase safety

Did you know fluorescent lighting contains mercury? While fluorescent lighting has been commonly used in buildings for decades, studies show that this bright light can cause more harm than good. In fact, it can lead to migraines, eye disease, UV radiation leaks, and even mercury exposure if cracked. This is a danger to your employees and your customers, which makes LED lighting a better, safer choice for most businesses.

Decrease utility bills

With a reduction in utility bills of up to 40 percent, switching to LED lighting is an obvious upgrade. And the best part? Those savings start right away, lowering your costs for lighting, cooling, and maintenance as soon as you install the new bulbs.

Get rebates

LED lighting doesn’t just offer benefits to your employees and customers. It can save you even more money, too. Many government programs and local utility programs offer rebates for upgrading your business’s lighting to newer LED options. Check out your state’s options or ask your utility provider to see what options are available to you.

Help the environment

LED lights are up to 80 percent more efficient than traditional lighting, like fluorescent or incandescent options. In fact, 95 percent of the energy used in LED lights is converted into light, rather than being wasted as heat.

Reduce maintenance

It’s no secret that many buildings have hard-to-reach lighting. And fluorescent lights aren’t known for their longevity. By replacing those lights with longer-lasting LED options—most last two to three times as long as fluorescent options), you’ll reduce the need for maintenance and the costs associated with it.

Ultimately, the decision to upgrade your business’s lighting is yours. But armed with the information above, you have the information needed to make the choice that is right for you, your business, your employees and customers.  

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