When it comes to the energy efficiency of modern lighting technology, the light-emitting diode (LED) is in a league of its own. But LEDs provide more than energy savings; these lights usually last far longer than other lighting types and can even emit light in specific directions. The safety benefits of LED lighting, however, are often overlooked. In this blog, we’ll discuss how LED lighting technology helps to improve safety in industrial and commercial facilities, as well as how we can help you make the switch to this cost-effective lighting system today—so you’re not left in the dark tomorrow.
Illuminating the Safety of LEDs
Along with its energy- and cost-saving benefits, LED lighting helps facilities ensure safety within the spaces in which they operate.
No Wasted Light
One of the top ways LEDs help to improve the welfare of those underneath them is by providing better visibility to potential hazards than traditional lighting technology. When it comes to some other modern lighting technologies, light must be reflected to where it needs to go and more than half of the light may never even reach the intended destination, according to the United States Department of Energy. LEDs can emit light in a specific direction, lessening the use of reflectors or diffusers that could trap light.
Since LEDs use less energy than traditional lighting technology to create the same amount of light, they can operate for much longer when running on backup power in the event of an emergency. This can allow for much more consistent visibility for people trying to evacuate a building and for emergency workers coming in.
Less Maintenance Required
LEDs can last 30 times longer than incandescent light, therefore leading to much less time spent doing the dangerous work of climbing ladders and changing bulbs.
Implement LEDs Today
Are you convinced that an upgrade to LED lighting is what your facility needs to enhance its safety? At Dalkia Energy Solutions, we can assess your facility and design an LED-based system that will promote a safer environment, cut your electric bills in half and reduce your electrical consumption by hundreds of thousands of kilowatthours (kWh). If you’re interested in learning more about LED lighting, or any of our other energy saving solutions, please reach out to us online or by calling (978) 306-6052.