While budgets are tight across many sectors at the moment, investing in a LED Lighting upgrade may be the best way to save your company money in the long term.
|High Bay LED Light Fitting||High Bay Metal Halide Light Fitting|
|Power||200 watts||400 watts|
|Output||25,000 lumens||32,000 lumens (fast depreciation)|
|Estimate Cost per fitting||$300||$250|
|Life||50,000 hours||5,000 hours|
Figures sourced from stouchlighting.com
The key benefits of upgrading to LEDs include:
LED lights have a lifespan of 50,000 hours and include a 5 year warranty compared to Metal Halide’s which carry no warranty and have a lifespan of just 5 years. Most Metal Halide light fittings in use today will be past their 5-year lifespan and their lumen output would be well below their maximum output of 32,000 lumens; while still using full power input of 400 watts. The lumen output of a metal halide lamp depreciates much faster than an LED. In fact, they depreciate about 20% each 1,000 hours.
- Reduced Power Consumption
High bay LED lights have a lumens/watt ratio of 125 vs Metal Halide Light with 80 lumens/watt.
This means the LED light is 56% more efficient than its Metal Halide counterpart and this efficiency only improves over the lifetime of the fitting as the lumens in a metal halide light depreciate quite rapidly while the LED lumen output hold steady.
- Better Lighting
LED lights emit light over 180° vs the standard metal halide light which emits light in a 360° range. With the LED light, lighting is being directed where you need it, so your energy consumption is reduced – saving you more money.
- Reduced Maintenance
With a lifespan of 50,000 hours the LED lamp will require less changes which means less maintenance work for your team and less interruption to your business.
If you would like to find out about the cost saving your business could make by moving to LED lighting, get in touch with the EAS team today on 07 834 0505.