To get a good idea of just how much money you will be saving by using LED lighting instead of incandescent or CFL bulbs, you have to look at the long-term benefits. For example, most of these older bulbs will last anywhere from 1,000 up to 8,000 hours. That seems like a long time, until you look at the fact that an LED can last up to 50,000 hours. You will have to keep repurchasing incandescent or CFL bulbs over and over again, contributing to environmental waste and costing you more money.
The initial cost of an incandescent light is about $1, a CFL is about $1.50, and you can purchase a good LED bulb for about $5. Green Living Ideas did some calculations over a decade to see just how much money is saved by switching to LED bulbs instead of having to repurchase the incandescents or CFLs. They estimate that if a person was to continuously buy inefficient bulbs, they’d spend about $235 over ten years to light one lamp. If they were to make the switch to LEDs, that number would drop to around $30.
There are many places where you should consider putting LED lighting on your property. For example, if you have many walkways on the outside that are similar to narrow hallways indoors, then installing LED wall pack lights in those areas will be your best bet. For your hotel lobby, you will want to replace the energy-consuming lighting on your ceilings by changing out the old style tube lights with LED tubes. The lobby lighting never goes off in many establishments, so these lights will compliment those areas perfectly.
There are many lodging facilities that also have garages where lights are needed 24/7. If this sounds like your hotel or resort, the LED street parking lights are just what you need. These bright LEDs are easily seen by drivers, and you should install them in areas where there is a lot of vehicle movement. Garages and many other places on your property also need exit signs to burn constantly. Purchasing long-lasting LED signs will give you the peace of mind of knowing that they are operational at your facility’s departure points.
LED lights come in all types of styles. For example, if you have a banquet hall where large functions are held, then you would probably like the LED pendant lights. These are available in various hangings designs, and provide excellent lighting for events such as large family reunions or weddings that can sometimes last for many days at a time. If you have meeting and conference rooms on your property for business travelers, consider purchasing LED panel lights. These are the non-hanging flat style lights that look as if they are built into the ceiling, and once they are installed you will not have to worry about them for a long while.
Make the switch to more energy efficient lighting at your lodging facility, and enjoy the benefits for years to come.