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The financial benefits of upgrading to LED lighting

Business owners are in an unenviable position of needing to be correct when it comes to decision making, and with so many options available, making the ‘right choice’ isn’t always easy. Of course, most decisions in business involve money; making smart choices on where and how to spend your business funds. This couldn’t be truer than when managing the energy costs of running a business.

One area often over looked when considering business utilities is lighting. Simply changing your standard bulb to LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) can offer a cost-effective solution. LEDs can appear expensive at first sight, but long-term they can offer your business many financial benefits.

LEDs live a long, long life

LEDs are known to last far longer than any other lighting alternative. For example:

Incandescent bulb – 2,000 hours

Compact fluorescent – 10,000 hours

Linear fluorescent bulb – 30,000 hours

LEDs - 50,000 hours

A LEDs long life equates to 15 years with almost 10 hours of use every day. So, although they are initially more expensive, the cost is offset by their extended lifespan.

Next time you’re walking around your office, count the bulbs - those bulbs soon add up and before you know it, you’re making big savings when you switch to LED bulbs.

Making greener choices

Let’s not underestimate this point. We’re all striving to make greener choices whether at home or with your business, and LEDs can help you meet your sustainability goals. Requiring less electricity and no dangerous chemicals, they’re also 95% recyclable.

Most offices currently use fluorescent strip lights which contain noxious chemicals such as mercury, contaminating the environment when disposed of in landfill waste. LEDs can help to protect the environment from further toxic waste.

Minimal maintenance and more efficiency

LEDs are incredibly durable due to the sturdy components they’re made from. As they contain no glass, they’re less vulnerable to breakage. Damages to bulbs might not be common place, but all these extra costs do add up. LEDs are also more efficient due to their restricted angle of around 130º, meaning less light is wasted. In fact, almost 90% of the light can be directed exactly where it’s required, which can be important in some applications.

Due to their long-life span and minimal maintenance, LEDs will save you money. They’re also a more sustainable choice for our planet. Their impact on the environment may not seem much in isolation, but consider the difference it would make if everyone switched to LED!

This article was written by TT Electrical. TT Electrical have over twenty years of combined professional experience, providing electrical services across Worcestershire. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit our website at or feel free to contact us at

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