LED Lighting

By looking at how you use lighting and the type of light fittings you use, your business could save up to 40% of the energy it uses for lighting.

In the commercial sector, lighting accounts for 30% to 50% of electricity bills, second only to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) costs. Lighting also contributes to HVAC demand by increasing cooling requirements.

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The Advantages of LED

Energy Efficiency

Changing existing lighting to LED uses less power. For example, an incandescent light that normally consumes 60W can be reduced to consumption of 6W by its LED equivalent. Significant reductions in power consumption lead to a significant reduction in energy costs.

With the cost of power in NZ increasing at a rate of approximately 6% per annum, business owners and therefore potential tenants look closely at the cost of power when considering their lease options. A dramatic difference in the annual power costs could be the difference between choosing one site over another.

It's simple mathematics - Reduced power = Reduced costs!

The energy-saving potential of LED bulbs can be assessed from the fact that in 2012 around 49 million LEDs were installed in the U.S. and these accounted for savings of around $675 million in one year.

Lifespan

Our quality LEDs have an expected lifespan of 50,000+ hours. Incandescents have a lifespan of approx. 1,000 hours and compact flourescents approx 8,000 - 10,000 hours.

Increasing the lifespan of your lighting system reduces the cost of maintenance.

The Environment

With an extended lifespan and lower consumption of power per unit of light - lumens - LED significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Roughly, one LED lamp will reduce gas emissions by almost half a ton during it's lifetime!

In fact, studies suggest that by 2030, 75% of lights used globally will be LED, reducing carbon emissions by approximately 1,800 million metric tons and reducing the demand for electricity by 33%.

Additional Factors

High quality LED lighting can deliver significant operational expenditure improvement, meaning that solutions can be paid for out of savings, with no capital expenditure required.

LEDs emit virtually no infrared or ultraviolet radiation, reducing heat and potential damage to stock.

Dimmable LEDs offer greater control over analogue equivalents.

What next

We send an auditor to your business who will assess your current lighting arrangement.

We can then recommend the most efficient alternative with a breakdown of cost, savings and ROI.

For more information or to request an audit please contact jon.reed@theutilitycompany.co.nz.