Skilled labor shortage, supply chain issues, and rising material costs are driving up the expense of construction and building maintenance. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction material prices were up by 25% in 2021, and so far, the cost of construction in 2022 remains high. Maintenance costs of existing buildings and homes aren’t getting a break either. The cost of maintaining a home rose by 20% in 2022.
Contractors, architects, and building owners need solutions that help lower the overall cost of new construction, renovations, and ongoing maintenance. One often overlooked area that can create impact is lighting. LED lighting costs have dropped dramatically in the last few years and have become a solid solution for overall construction and maintenance cost reduction.
Benefits of LED Lighting Solutions from EarthTronics
It’s well documented that LED lights save on energy costs, have a longer lifespan, and require less maintenance. LED lights also give off less heat. Anyone that’s ever bumped a hot incandescent bulb can tell you that’s a safety benefit. But it also helps better regulate the temperature of a room. LED lights can be easily connected to smart devices to customize, schedule, and operate your lighting on-demand, including brightness levels and RGB color.
In addition to the operational and maintenance savings offered by LED lights, contractors and architects can benefit from further savings by working with the right LED lighting manufacturer. Here are a few ideas for saving with LED lights on your current building and renovation projects.
Flexible Lighting Design
LED lighting gives architects and builders more flexibility when creating lighting plans. LED lighting comes in various shapes, sizes, and color temperatures. The efficiency of LED lights may allow you to reduce the initial size of an area or build up versus outward, saving on square footage. LED lighting can be used to easily create multi-use spaces, illuminate smaller rooms, and eliminate wasted space.
Alternatively, LED lighting is the most energy-efficient option for long-range lighting to illuminate large spaces, such as commercial buildings like warehouses and manufacturing facilities. LED lighting may allow you to reduce the overall number of required light fixtures without compromising your space’s safety.
Ease of LED Lighting Installation
When it comes to a building or renovation project, time is money. If you must spend extra time tracking down the right lighting components for installation, that adds additional cost to your project. EarthTronics makes sure that all our products come with complete kits. Our LED fixtures include clips, cords, and all items needed for installation.
EarthTronics investment in product development ensures that everything from our LED T8 & T5 bulbs to panels, high bays, and wall packs is easy to install, making retrofitting or direct installation a breeze.
Government Rebate Programs
The federal, state, and municipal governments have several incentives for citizens to reduce energy usage and promote sustainable lifestyle choices. This includes the use of LED lighting. Rebate programs can help offset the initial cost of LED lighting, and tax incentives benefit businesses and homeowners over time. EarthTronics also works with local utilities that can offer additional savings. Learn more about rebate programs here.
Product warranties give you additional peace of mind that you purchased a quality product. A good warranty will decrease the total cost of ownership since it will eliminate or mitigate costs beyond maintenance and repairs related to normal wear and tear. EarthTronics covers our products with warranties from 3 to 10 years in length.
LED lighting has proven to provide higher customer satisfaction regardless of the application. Builders and end-users have fewer lighting complaints overall when using LED lights. There are several benefits to using LED lights, but you can maximize the cost savings from building to ongoing maintenance when you work with the right LED lighting manufacturer.
EarthTronics LED fixtures and bulbs are designed for high performance and long life and are easy and efficient for builders, contractors, and end users. We sell to lighting and electrical distributors, commercial and residential contractors, energy management companies, and more across the United States and Canada.
Contact us today for more information about Earthtronics LED lighting solutions or to request a quote for your next project.