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Benefits of switching to LED lights

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More and more of us are aware about the seriousness of environmental conservation and are consciously trying to protect the environment by changing choices and priorities. Innovation in lighting to LED lamps mean that we can all do something to help ourselves and help the environment at the same time. Using our operating leases for your LED light install helps towards saving the environment and gives you cost savings from day one!

Here are some benefits of using LED lights:

Energy Efficient

LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting such as fluorescent and incandescent lights. 95% of the energy in LEDs is converted into light and only 5% is wasted as heat. This is compared to fluorescent lights which convert 95% of energy to heat and only 5% into light! LED lights also draw much less power than traditional lighting; a typical 84-watt fluorescent can be replaced by a 36-watt LED to give the same level of light. Less energy use reduces the demand from power plants and decreases greenhouse gas emissions.

No harmful Elements

LED lights contain no toxic elements. Most offices currently use fluorescent strip lights which contain noxious chemicals such as mercury. This contributes to contaminating the environment when disposed of in landfill waste.  Disposal has to be arranged through a registered waste carrier so switching to LED avoids the cost and time implications required for compliant disposal – and helps to protect the environment from further toxic waste.

Less Lights Needed

LEDs have a better quality of light distribution and focus light in one direction as opposed to other types of lighting which waste energy by emitting light in all directions, often illuminating areas where light isn’t required (such as the ceiling). This means that less LED lamps are needed to achieve the same level of brightness given off by fluorescent and incandescent lights, reducing energy consumption.

Longer lifespan

A longer life span means lower carbon emissions. LED lamps last up to six times longer than other types of lights, reducing the requirement for frequent replacements. This results in using fewer lamps and hence fewer resources are needed for manufacturing processes, packaging materials and transportation.

Contact us today on 020 3301 1240 if you need to replace your LED lighting or install new ones. Our operating leases are compliant, flexible and affordable and can create savings from day one, helping to support your school’s budgets.

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