By upgrading to LED light fixtures, we can reduce your lighting operating costs by 60-70% and more in some cases.
According to a recent US Department of Energy report, the number of LED installations has quadrupled from 215 million units in 2014 to 874 million units in 2016. Despite this staggering growth in the adaptation of LED lighting, LED market penetration is still at only 12.6%. The DOE’s goal scenario is 90% market penetration by 2035.
Tenant Comfort: Tangible and Intangible Benefits
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The lights I have aren’t broken, why should I replace them?”
The number one concern for property managers is tenant comfort and profitability. The lighting system may be in full working order, but in many ways your lights aren’t working for you.
There’s hundreds of reasons why LEDs are a better option than older forms of lighting: increased occupant productivity, durability, increased safety, reduced maintenance costs, better light directionality, less generated heat, increased color accuracy, less impact on the environment, Internet of Things capability, color and light level customization, low voltage applications, rapid cycling, instant startup, cold temperature operation, and an improved lumen decay profile.
As the built environment becomes more connected and tenant expectation rise, the benefits to tenant comfort can prove to be one of the biggest value-adds of LEDs.
LED holdouts still make up a good portion of building portfolios, but there are plenty of good reasons for these owners and operators to embrace LEDs. Those old lights aren’t broken, but there are many reasons as to why they should be fixed. Every day that goes by, business and property owners are wasting money, productivity, and time. With a strategic approach, this proven technology can reach the mass adoption it deserves.
Jeff Gorrie works at a national energy efficiency consulting firm and has completed over 1,000 commercial energy assessments. He is certified as an Energy Manager (CEM), Building Analyst (BPI BA), and Envelope Professional (BPI ENV).