The Low Cost of LED Lighting: Is Switching Worth It?

You'd like to change over to LED lights, but the price tag gives you pause. This is especially true for businesses thinking about changing over their big lights—the high bays, parking lot lights, street lights, flood lights, and other high intensity discharge (HID) lighting to LED. It can seem pricey!

Have you thought about, however, how much it costs to have your hard-to-access HPS or metal halide lamps and ballasts replaced when they go out? One electrician mentioned to us that his customers pay around $350 per light. Per light. And these lights need to be changed every couple years, which means that, not including electricity, it costs his customers around $1500 over the course of a decade—per light—just to own these lights. Maybe you replace your lamps yourself. What's the cost to you to rent a lift to change one bulb, and then renting it again three months later because another one went out?

When you compare those costs against the price of a new LED high bay or shoebox light—something you likely won't have to replace even once over the course of a decade—LED lights start to look pretty attractive. And again, that's before adding in the savings in electricity costs. Our customers typically see a 40% to 60% savings in their lighting energy use. When you're talking about 400W metal halides, that's not a drop in the bucket!

Of course, just like a ballast can fail, so can an LED driver, and that's why, if you're going to make an investment intended to save you money in the long run, you'll want to be sure to invest in lighting you can depend on. You can get LED lighting cheap, or you can get LED lighting that lasts.

ELEDLights has been in business since 2012. It came out of Manncorp, Inc., a company that's been supplying manufacturing equipment to the electronics assembly industry for 50 years. We know what quality manufacturing looks like!

What's more, you can count on us to help match you up not with the highest-margin lights in the warehouse but with the lights that are going to best serve your lighting needs. We have professionals on staff able to work up full lighting plans, lighting simulations and layouts, spec out any project, and assist you through all phases of your switch to LED lights, all at no extra cost to you.

Further, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all standard products, and solid warranties on every product. DLC-qualified lights, which represent the majority of the lights we stock, carry warranties of a minimum of 5 years.

We're a company in it for the long haul, and so are the lights and services we provide.

Contact us today to talk about your lighting project.