L.E.D. Lighting Retrofits & Maintenance Services for Florida
Affordable Facility Solutions is a leading resource for LED lighting retrofits and maintenance in the state of Florida. It is remarkable to look back at the rapid evolution of energy efficient lighting. The common 60 watt incandescent bulbs that your grandparents used typically lasted for 1,200 hours. Receiving normal use, one bulb would last for about a year.
More energy efficient spiral compact fluorescent lamps were invented during the 1970s, and they eventually made their way into the marketplace. A 14 watt CFL bulb has a lifespan that is over eight times longer that a common incandescent bulb. That’s a significant improvement, but LED bulbs are on a different level. A single LED bulb will last for 20 years, and this level of longevity is truly remarkable.
Energy Efficient & Eco-Friendly
Clearly, you are going to save a lot of money on light bulb purchases if you engage us to complete an LED lighting retrofit project for you. This being stated, there are other advantages. According to the United States Department of Energy, LEDs that are ENERGY STAR® approved use 75% less power than old-school incandescent lighting.
Using a benchmark of 10 cents per kilowatt-hour, LED lighting will cost $21.25 for 25,000 hours. CFL usage would result is a $35 bill for 10,000 hours, and it would cost $150 to use incandescent lighting for 1,200 hours.
LEDs conserve energy on another level, one that is very important in Florida, where cooling costs can be considerable. Incandescent bulbs emit almost all of their energy as pure heat, and CFL bulbs release 80% of their energy as heat. Conversely, LED lighting disperses very little heat into the environment. Another green quality is the fact that limited waste is generated by spent LEDs since they last for so long.
Join the Movement!
All companies that care about the environment are trending toward LED lighting. It’s the right thing to do from a green perspective, and it bolsters your bottom line, so it’s really a no brainer. To recap, these are the benefits:
- Much longer lifespan
- Little impact on landfills
- Low heat emission
- Requires little energy
- Brighter lighting
- Virtually no maintenance
As you can see, there is no reason to stay stuck in the past with incandescent or CFL lighting. There is no need for budgetary concerns, because if you are like most of our clients, you will be pleasantly surprised by our low quotes. And of course, this is an investment that will start to yield positive financial dividends on day one.