Consumer Benefits of Long Lasting LEDs

LEDs are a long-lasting product, only having to be replaced every 5-10 years. Because of this, there are many benefits to end users. Here is a brief overview of the advantages that LEDs have over traditional lighting options in regards to longevity and cost.

Life Span

LEDs are a long-lasting product, with life spans and lumen maintenance reaching up to 100,000 hours of usage. This provides LEDs a significant advantage over other lighting options. For example, suppose a consumer uses their lights on weekdays from 6am to 5 pm for a total usage of eleven hours a day. In that case an LED with a 50,000-hour rating would last over 16 years! Earlier styles of lighting (i.e., HID,, CFL, or fluorescent tubes) only last between 3,000 and 15,000 hours, so maybe you could get three years of usage out of them, but they’d likely be very dim near the end. You could easily end up replacing these older lights three times during the lifespan of one LED. Because of that, without even considering how much less energy is used, a switch to LED will result in significant savings on material and labor replacement alone, especially if a lift or other special equipment is required to change the light.

 

Energy Savings

Not only do LEDs last longer than traditional lighting options leading to reduced repurchasing costs. LEDs also require less electricity to run, bringing down electrical expenses each year. When we replace these older types of lighting with new LEDs, there is typically a 50-80% reduction energy required for lighting. A T5 High bay with six tubes would go from 354W to a 150w LED. A 400w parking lot light would go from 458w to 150w, and an interior fixture would go from around 100w using fluorescent tubes, down to 40w with a new LED fixture or retrofit.

If you have any questions about LEDs and how they can save you money and time, please give us a call as (317)-759-4533 or send us an email at info@ledindy.com.