Better Options for Recessed Lighting: 4 Reasons to Switch to Downlight LEDs
As a facility manager or business owner, you have likely considered switching your recessed lighting from incandescent bulbs to LED fixtures and bulbs, saving on energy costs and decreasing your carbon footprint. Whether you are first dipping your toe into the energy-savings waters or this is merely the next step in a structured sustainability plan, studies have shown that simple practices such as light bulb replacement can have a measurable cost-savings year over year.
According to energy.gov, “By 2027, widespread use of LEDs could save about 348 TWh (compared to no LED use) of electricity: This is the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each), and a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices.”
Despite the trends and desire to switch, when many facility managers consider making the leap from incandescent or fluorescent bulbs to LED bulbs, the project can seem too costly or difficult to complete. But with the right solution, a quick turnaround can enable your organization to savor the benefits of new LED fixtures, in every room—from offices to hospital exam rooms to classrooms—in no time.
LED Lights Equal Energy Savings & Increasing Property Value
By using less electricity and lasting years longer than traditional incandescent bulbs, LED lighting—especially in rooms with downlighting which typically use dozens of bulbs per room—costs your organization much less over time.
According to certified Energy Manager, Building Analyst, and Envelope Professional Jeff Gorie in an article in Energy Manager Today, “LED lights use on average 50% less energy than other forms of lighting; cutting the lighting portion of a utility bill in half.”
The switch to LED lighting can also add value to your properties over time, according to Gorie: “A 2017 report from the DOE concluded that energy efficient buildings have higher rates of occupancy, higher market value, lower operating expenses, and lower rent concessions per square foot.”
At EarthTronics, we manufacture a 650 Lumen 10 watt 4” and 900 Lumen 12 Watt 6” ’Slim Downlight Fixtures as well as our IC-Rated Downlight Fixtures These common fixture sizes make for an easy swap to LED Fixtures, which saves you money faster.
For retrofits, “plug & play” fixtures make installation a snap
No tearing apart drywall or re-finishing rooms here. With easy-to-install LED Retrofit kits, EarthTronics supplies the perfect solution to change out downlight LED fixtures for any room that already uses recessed or canned lighting. Simply access the current lighting fixture, remove the bulb, and connect your new LED fixture. By changing the lamp with the easy-to-use retrofit kit, there will be an immediate impact on each building’s energy use.
Wet locations like bathrooms/showers can now be upgraded
Some commercial locations feature cut and dry office spaces, but others—like hotels and long-term care facilities—contain areas of varying temperature and humidity, which call for a bulb that can withstand this type of pressure.
All of EarthTronics’ downlight LED fixtures are UL listed for wet locations, making them the ideal choice for high humidity areas like bathrooms and showers. Not only does this make choosing one LED product for all of your facilities that much easier, but you have also ensured the safety of your employees and guests, all while decreasing energy costs.
No outside electrician or labor needed
No matter the project for your commercial properties, hiring outside labor is a sizable obstacle that can delay a vital energy-saving change. However, EarthTronics downlight LED fixtures are easy to install in finished drywall or arch tile ceilings in facilities like schools, hospitals, office and more. This means that facility managers can easily handle the installation of thousands of new LED fixtures and bulbs, a task they can work seamlessly into their daily routine. This means less cost and less disruption for the organization.
Choose the Right LED Lighting Supplier. EarthTronics
When it comes to making the right choice for your LED lighting supplier, EarthTronics has made it that much easier to retrofit to LED lighting. Whether you manage 1 school or an entire district or 5 office buildings, making the transition to LED’s is easier—and much more worthwhile—than you think. Learn more about all of the LED Fixtures and Lighting Products we have available, contact us now.