Did you know that lighting commonly accounts for 25% to 50% of business electricity usage? Considering what that means for business owners who must budget monthly bills and expenses is essential.
With LED lighting becoming increasingly popular, many people wonder if this type of lighting lives up to the hype and is worth switching to. Only a couple of years ago, LED lights were extremely expensive, but as technology has advanced, they have become more affordable to businesses in Australia.
Lighting may not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering refrigeration, but it is an essential aspect of these appliances. Running large cooling appliances costs a lot of money, so it is vital to consider any area where money can be saved.
Why You Should Switch to LED Lights For Your Commercial Fridge or Freezer:
1. Cost-Effective in The Long-Run
LED lights usually cost more upfront than the standard fluorescent lights found in most walk-in coolers and freezers.
Fortunately, LED lights quickly pay for themselves due to lower energy bills. Not only do LED lights use much less energy than fluorescent bulbs, but they also emit less heat. This helps with the cost of running your refrigerator or cooler. In this case, your appliance doesn’t need to work as hard to eliminate the heat from your fluorescent bulbs.
2. They Last Longer
LEDs can last 50,000 hours in a cooler and up to 100,000 hours in a freezer. Better yet, they aren’t damaged by cold temperatures or high humidity like other light bulbs.
3. They Provide Instant Light
LED lights turn on instantly and do not take much time to warm up to their full brightness level. They come in several different tones so you can choose which will help to display your products best. Also, LED lights do not contain dangerous mercury, which is a serious concern for those who own businesses where food is stored.
Ready to Upgrade to LED?
Many coolers and refrigerators have an upgrade option so that they can be purchased with LED lights. If you already own a cooler or refrigerator, you may want to consider retrofitting your appliance with LED lights. The cost upfront often pays for itself many times over, given LED bulbs’ long-term energy and lifespan benefits. To discuss switching to LED lights for your commercial refrigeration system, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced team.