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Reasons To Upgrade to LED Lighting For Your Commercial Properties

Reasons To Upgrade to LED Lighting For Your Commercial Properties

Is It Time To Make The Switch?

All businesses have this common ethos: reduce costs to increase profitability. And for many community-focussed businesses a new principle has also emerged: incorporate an element of social responsibility into our operations. If your business is committed to operating in the best interests of its local or global community while still ensuring a lucrative business model, one small but impactful change should be considered-- An LED Lighting upgrade.

An upgrade to a light-emitting diode (LED) system has multiple benefits. But perhaps the two most common are:

Cost Savings: An equivalent LED light can result in significant cost savings over traditional lighting like incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. A complete LED retrofit installation can dramatically impact your operating cost bottom line. Some companies report a reduction in monthly energy costs of up to 50%.

Lowered Environmental Impact: LED lighting uses up to 80% less energy than other lighting sources, does not contain materials and gasses harmful to the environment like mercury and argon that require careful disposal, and does not produce UV emissions.

These are the two big ones, but there are a multitude of other reasons you should consider upgrading your commercial lighting design to LED. Read on for some of the unexpected benefits of making the switch.

Cost savings and reduced environmental impact are two great reasons to consider upgrading your commercial lighting design to LED lighting. But if you are interested in the widespread impact it can have for your business, here are some more benefits to an LED retrofit.

Low Cost Upgrading
There is no need to commit to a complete lighting redesign to incorporate LED technology into your workplace. Your existing lighting fixtures and fitting can be easily adapted to be compatible with LED technology. This is especially beneficial if your lighting design includes high-end or custom fixtures that you would hate to have to replace.

Hassle Free Installation
Another obstacle some businesses are weary of, is the interruption to workflow a complete lighting redesign would cause. Having to halt operations and the ensuing financial hit may diminish the savings expected with the LED upgrade. But a well executed retrofit can be completed reasonably quickly with very little, or no disruption for your employees, customers, and profitability.

Increase Workplace Productivity
Proper lighting plays a significant role in employee productivity and reported satisfaction. Poor lighting can contribute to eye strain, poor focus, headaches, and fatigue. Bright, white, LED lighting can mimic sunlight and help the body to remain alert and energized. Intentional lighting has been attributed to better workforce morale, better quality sleep, and increased mental performance. In fact, a study from Cornell University credited LED lighting with a 3-5% Increase in employee productivity.

Life Expectancy
The average LED light bulb can have a lifespan of 50,000 to 100,000 operating hours. That is 4-5 times longer than a fluorescent bulb and up to 50 times longer than a traditional incandescent bulb. LED bulbs are also much more durable and less prone to breakage and damage. Although LED lighting may be more expensive at the outset, these bulbs could last up to ten years with average operations. Not only will your business save money buying fewer bulbs, but also in maintenance and upkeep over time.

A Wise Decision For Your Business

An upgrade to LED lighting in your business offers a variety of cost savings, operational, and socially responsible benefits. A professional retrofit will allow you to keep your existing lighting design, saving you money and avoiding hassle. Your employees will benefit from a safer and healthier workplace. You will play a role in reducing environmental impacts of energy use for your community. And your investment will result in savings for years to come. If you are ready to upgrade your commercial lighting system, the team of professional electricians at Fluorescent Man Lighting can provide a no-obligation quote and outline the savings possible for your business. For 25 years, Fluorescent Man Lighting Ltd. has been servicing the residential and commercial lighting needs of Calgary and the surrounding areas. Our Calgary lighting specialists are devoted to our customers, their work and provide lighting services of the highest quality. To find out more about our services or to book your complimentary consultation, call 403-863-8529.


Q: Can LED bulbs be installed indoors or outdoors?
A: Yes! FM Lighting and Electrical can quickly and efficiently retrofit both your interior and exterior lighting fixtures to be compatible with LED technology.

Q: Are all of my existing fixtures able to be retrofitted?
A: The vast majority of existing lighting fixtures can be adapted to accept LED lighting. If you are concerned that you have custom or dated fixtures that may not be able to be retrofitted, contact our team of electricians at FM lIghting and Electrical. We will come out and do a complimentary assessment and create a quote for retrofitting all of your fixtures. 

Q: Can LED lighting systems come with integrated control systems?
A:  LED lighting can be controlled through various devices with mobile apps and can even provide features such as motion detection, timers, and dimmers. 

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