Switching to LED lighting will provide every business and household with four remarkable advantages:
- Advantage #1: LEDs use 50-75% less electricity than traditional lighting
- Advantage #2: LEDs last 10 times longer than traditional lighting technologies, and 5 times longer than fluorescent tubes
- Advantage #3: LEDs provide a dramatically better quality of light compared to traditional lighting
- Advantage #4: LEDs help the environment by reducing harmful emissions and the disposal of used traditional bulbs, many of which contain toxic substances
Advantage #1: LEDs use 50-75% less electricity than traditional lighting:
Different types of facilities consume different amounts of electricity, depending on the number of lights in the facility and the number of hours each light is on every day. As a percentage of the facility's total electric bill, lighting represents a higher percentage of a monthly utility bill for hospitals and retail stores, and a lesser percentage for restaurants. Next Step Energy Solutions will audit your facility for free and analyze your facility's utility bills to illustrate how much of your facility's current electricity bill is dedicated to lighting.
Advantage #2: LEDs last 10 times longer than traditional lighting technologies, and 5 times longer than fluorescent tubes:
LED technology incorporates advanced heat dissipation techniques and the solid state technology of light emitting diodes themselves to allow LED lamps and fixtures to last up to 100,000 hours. Our customers will avoid the cost and inconvenience of replacing each of their existing lamps between 10 and 50 times over the life of new LED lights. Next Step Energy Solutions sells LED lamps and fixtures that nearly all have 10 year manufacturer's warranties, the longest in the industry.
Advantage #3: LEDs provide a dramatically better quality of light compared to traditional lighting:
LEDs provide amazing lumen or foot-candle output given the small amount of electricity they consume, providing much more light and increased visibility throughout a building. LEDs also have extremely high color rendering index ("CRI) ratings, resulting in the appearance of colors as they actually should appear -- clear, vibrant and dynamic.
Advantage #4: LEDs help the environment by reducing harmful emissions and the disposal of used traditional bulbs, many of which contain toxic substances:
Because LEDs consume much less electricity compared to traditional lighting technologies, converting to LEDs will dramatically reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. According to Energy Star, if every American household were to switch just one traditional light bulb with an energy efficient LED, that would prevent the emission of 6 billion pounds of greenhouse gases each year, the equivalent of the emissions of about 550,000 automobiles.
Long-lasting LED lights also do not require replacement like traditional lights and lamps, many of which contain mercury, heavy metals and other toxic substances. Switching to LEDs will prevent these materials from being introduced into the environment through a landfill.