High bay facilities that have switched to LED high bay lighting save an average of 50-60% in electricity costs, but lower energy consumption is just the first of the many benefits of LED high bay lighting. An often overlooked advantage of LED lighting is the significantly lower maintenance costs – virtually zero.
If you are using LED bulbs, you’ll find that they need replacement much less frequently, in addition since they have a lower wattage requirement, the burden on the ballast is also significantly reduced thereby lengthening the life of the ballast.
If you are using fixture with built-in LED components, the life of the LED tends to be even longer - you’ll still have to consider the life of the driver, but most quality drivers should last up to 100,000 hours. Aside from being low maintenance, LED high bay lights are much easier to customize.
LED lights are exceptionally “sensor-friendly” meaning that an LED light will not flicker when turned on and off, and whereas turning a fluorescent or metal halide bulb on and off will shorten the life of the bulb, the opposite is true for LED.
For air conditioned facilities, LED’s low heat emission may noticeably reduce the strain on your A/C unit resulting in even more electricity savings.
An added convenience of LED lighting is that, as there are no toxic materials, they can be disposed of normally: no additional recycling costs.
With all of these added conveniences and benefits of LED, the nominal up front retrofitting cost are quickly recuperated, on average within the first 2 years, not to mention the myriad rebates and incentives offered by electric companies and federal and local governments.
At Electrical Marketplace we put our 30 years of lighting experience to use by carefully selecting only the highest quality and most energy-efficient LED high bays. We hope you make use of our experience also by contacting us with any of your lighting questions!