LED (Light Emitting Diode) is the modern standard of lighting and has state of the art energy efficiency. This efficiency is best seen when your bill is lowered while producing higher quality light. How do you know when it’s time to upgrade to LED lighting? There is no better time than now, but we want to show you the tell-tale signs why it’s time to update!
If you dread the arrival of your electricity bill, consider this: on average, LED lighting is 90 percent more energy efficient than halogen and traditional incandescent lights! Imagine the savings on your energy bill by using anywhere from 1/3rd to 1/30th of the energy you are using with incandescent or CFL lights while having a lifespan that is five times longer. Persona can help you upgrade by being your premier, single source turnkey lighting service. From design to installation, we will work to ensure projects are completed in ways that save you time and money.
Signs you need new lighting
Have patches of dark spots around your lot? The first significant sign of low quality or old lighting fixtures is shown by areas with very little light or areas with extremely bright spots. Take a look for yourself, even if you’re not fully committed to new lighting, take a drive around your lot at night. See if you run into any dark spots or places that have excess light creating light pollution and address any problems.
Think of all the time you are wasting replacing burnt out bulbs and the absurd amount of money you are sinking into crews to replace them. LED lights have the ability to last more than 50,000 hours reducing expenses by not having to hire a team to replace the bulb and cost of purchasing a new bulb. With a lifespan so grand you will change your LED lights only one time compared to three times for conventional lighting. This lifespan alleviates the strain on your annual budget and saves you money hand over fist in a few short years.
Constant flickering of lights or having a lack of focus substantially lower lighting quality. This annoyance will also affect the concentration of workers and reduce their productivity or happiness in the work environment. Quality can be measured by the color of the lighting too! Do objects accurately reflect the appropriate color while illuminated? LEDs typically score 80 on the CRI (Color Rendering Index) which is a scale from 1-100, 100 representing a light source like the sun. Being able to display products in the most appropriate light will help boost sales and accurately present your products to the customer.
Has crime increased as of late? When you are walking at night, even more so when alone, you prefer to walk down a path or road that is well-lit instead of one that is pitch black. A study conducted by the Chicago DoT found crime rates spike in areas where street lights have gone out showing the importance of lighting. Safety should also be a concern for parking lots, even if a crime is unlikely having a well-lit area will reduce vandalism and other small offenses.
The Intensity of Light- What level of brightness is required to meet your needs? Personal taste and the application can change that answer. Take note of your current lot’s light level and find a lot with the level of light you desire. See the amount of LEDs and amount they have installed to mimic yourself.
Brightness Controls-Do you want to be able to customize your lighting for any situation? Lowering your lights can also save even more energy when they are less need on bright summer evenings.
Becoming a Greener Company- LEDs are easily recycled and don’t emit mercury or UV rays. You can also reduce or eliminate light pollution, which decreases animal and human health while also wasting energy.
Why Persona Lighting?
Persona has earned a reputation for quality workmanship and superb customer service. Each year we serve more than 250 name-brand companies at more than 6,500 locations across North America. Persona provides all types of lighting solutions. We can help you lower energy costs, cut maintenance repair bills, and make your location both safer and more attractive.
Persona is your single source for exterior and commercial lighting products for your commercial development and retrofit projects.