Reducing Maintenance Costs in Commercial Buildings with LED Lights

As a business owner or facilities manager, keeping costs under control is a top concern. Lighting can be a major expense, both in terms of energy bills and maintenance. LED lights can help reduce these costs and improve your bottom line.

In this article, we'll explore three ways LED lights can reduce maintenance costs in commercial buildings. Then we'll show you how you can afford the upgrade.

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1. Long LED Lifespan Reduces Re-Lamping Frequency

On average, LED lights last an average of 50,000 operating hours, much longer traditional lights. This means less frequent replacements, saving time and money. In the case of high-ceiling lights, pole-mounted lights, and building-mounted lighting above the first story, it also saves on scaffold or bucket truck rentals.

Because LED lights are much more durable, you're less likely to experience downtime due to failures. You rarely have to worry that failing or failed lighting is interfering with an ideal customer or employee experience.

2. Less Re-Lamping Means Lower Labor Costs

Because LED lights require less maintenance and have a longer lifespan, you'll save on labor costs normally spent replacing lights and ballasts as they burn out. This can be a significant savings for commercial buildings of all sizes.

3. Extended Warranty Period Leads to Lower Repair Costs

With long life comes longer warranties. Traditional lighting is typically covered by 1-- or 2-year warranties, but LED lighting is commonly covered for 5 years. This means that if something goes wrong with an LED light, your company may be sent repair parts or a replacement at no cost, whereas with traditional lighting, your company would be responsible for the replacement cost.

Sounds Great! But How to Pay for All-New Lights?

Here's a trade secret: Your utility provider likely wants you to upgrade your lighting, too. Higher-efficiency means less load on the power grid. As a result, many utility companies in the United States offer incentives—sometimes substantial incentives—to businesses to encourage the switch.

The very first thing you can do, then, is find out if your company's utility provider offers valuable incentives for upgrading to more energy-efficient lighting.

At ELEDLights, we make this super easy to do.

  1. Visit any rebate-eligible light on our website & click the "Find Instant Rebates" link on that light's page.
  2. A pop-up will ask for the zip code where the lighting would be installed & the utility company used at that location.
  3. We'll show you any available rebate for that light.
  4. Close the pop-up & now you'll see any rebates available for any rebate-eligible light, right on the light's page!

You've Found Rebates—How Do You Get Them?

ELEDLights processes rebates for our customers all the time. We're often able to set them up as an instant discount on your order, so that you never have to cover the full cost of the lights, not even temporarily.

Once you've picked out your light(s), just click the "Contact Us to Redeem" link on the light's web page. Someone from our team will take it from there.

If you don't want to find lights for yourself—that can be time consuming, too—you can have our team take care of it for you. We charge nothing to recommend replacements for your current lights, and to let you know what rebates are available for them. Simply complete the short form on our Energy Efficiency rebates & Incentives for Lighting page to get us started.

What If Rebates Aren't Available?

Even if your utility provider isn't offering incentives to commercial customers, the energy and maintenance savings you get from today's LED Lighting can pay back your investment in as little as 18 months; sometimes less than that.

If you finance your purchase, the energy savings can cover most, if not all, of your payments, so your company's not out of pocket at any time. And, once your lights have paid for themselves, all the energy savings going forward stays right in your company's pocket.

Investing in LED lights for your commercial building can help you reduce maintenance and energy costs, improving your bottom line. LED lights offer many benefits over traditional lighting options, including a longer lifespan, lower maintenance requirements, reduced labor costs, improved performance, and lower energy bills. Make the switch today and start saving money and energy!

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