Does use the use of an LED tube lamp impact on my homes heat gain and power quality? Are there other factors that to take into consideration before you choose to install such lighting in your home?
The question most commonly asked when business owners are thinking of replacing their current lighting with the LED is how much they can save. Whilst saving is a very easy quantifiable calculation there are plenty of other factors that should be taken into consideration as well. In this article I intend to point out just a few of the other reasons why you should be thinking about replacing your current lighting system with an LED one.
Did you know that more than 18% of all electricity generated in America today is used by commercial premises. However of this 18% around 5% of it is used to remove the heat energy that is generated by conventional lighting systems installed such premises.
Frequently a lot of businesses will look at reducing their energy costs by choosing to turn lights off, however this could lead to safety issues. Instead what they really should be doing is looking at replacing their currently lighting system with an LED one. Even just replacing the bulbs in lamps with an LED tube lamp could provide them with effective cost savings, without risking the lives of their employees.
Whilst cost savings can be immediately identified, any business that doesn’t take into consideration the technical aspects of using such a lighting system may then miss out on other potential savings relating to other aspects of their premises.
The kinds of savings that businesses will benefit from are as follows:
1. Keep Air Conditioning Costs Down
Not only do conventional lighting system produce large amounts of light they also produce large amounts of radiated heat. Yes the heat they produce may prove welcome when the weather is cold, but can prove very counter productive when it is warm.
Whereas when it comes to say an LED tube lamp you’ll find that they do produce heat, but far less compared to conventional lighting. As a result even when the lights are on during the summer months they won’t cause heat to build up within a building meaning that you have to run your air conditioning system more often. In fact you may find that by installing a good quality LED lighting system in a business premises could result in you being able to install a cooling system that is smaller and therefore cheaper to run.
2. Better Power Quality
Most business owners tend never consider what impact power quality can have on their electricity bills. All businesses should be concerned about the power quality because if they don’t it can lead to other issues such as:
a. More energy wasted
b.Causes the buildings electrical capacity to be reduced
c.Can cause damage to equipment
d.Can cause disruption to the entire buildings electrical distribution system
e.Costs each month will go up rather than down
Simply choosing to replace the current lighting system with an LED one will help to clean up a buildings power quality. As it can then have a major impact on a buildings complete electrical distribution system it can in turn affect just how much is spent each month providing energy to that building.
Also when a buildings power quality improves this could lead to the possibility of valuable electrical capacity being made available. Not only could this result in annual electrical costs for the building being reduced, but could lead to ensuring that costs of operating equipment within the building are kept down. Just imagine how it would feel if you find that you aren’t having to replace parts as frequently on equipment.
3. Generate Less Noise
One thing you will notice with your current fluorescent light tubes is that they are very noisy, especially when they have been on for any length of time. Most tend to emit popping or clicking sounds occasionally and many produce a very low buzzing sound that can prove extremely annoying as well as very distracting.
However this isn’t a problem that you will find when you choose to replace what you have with say an LED tube lamp. So of course not only you but any people you employ won’t find themselves constantly getting upset by the sound that the current lighting makes. As a result of this it could lead to much better output from you and your employees.
So for any business to ensure that not only are they keeping costs down but also ensuring that they are providing their employees with a safe working environment investing in a good LED lighting system should be considered. Okay the initial cost of installation of such a system including the installation of several LED tube lamps is high but over the light time of the system the savings made will prove very beneficial indeed.