LED lighting, which means LED, has become the best choice for homes, businesses, organizations and governments that want to be eco-friendly and save some serious money.
These lights have been recognized for their excellent performance, outstanding visual benefits, durability and long lasting light. LEDs have long been used in things such as flashlights, circuit boards and other electronics, but in recent years they have become much more widespread and used in almost every aspect of life and business, replacing other types of lights in many areas.
Many airports are now choosing LED lights for their runway and for terminals. Due to their brighter light in a smaller form factor, there are great advantages to using these comfortable lights at airports around the world.
For example, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has replaced its old metal halide lighting systems with LED lighting. This exchange has led to significantly reduced energy consumption, which in turn saves considerable money in their budget, especially in the long run. Some estimates lead to about 75% energy savings in these swaps. Not only do they save money, they also make the lights much more durable, thus requiring less maintenance and less need for replacement. Another advantage is that the lights are brighter and more programmable.
Las Vegas hotels, well known for their extravagant light displays, have also switched to LED lighting. In fact, a well-known hotel and casino has recently replaced its old metal halide lighting displays with LED lighting displays and their energy costs have been drastically reduced by over 80%. This results in incredible cost savings for the hotel in the long run, helps profits and allows investment back into other aspects of the hotel.
Another example is the shoe store chain in the Northeast United States. This store replaced their old fluorescent lighting systems in all their stores and replaced them with LED lighting systems. This helped to save a ton of money on stores as it dramatically reduced the need for replacement. It also allowed store employees to more easily adjust lighting from warmer to cooler tones as needed for displays and aerial lighting.
Because LEDs can last up to 15 years, there is a huge advantage to replacing old lights with LEDs. In some cases, LEDs may be a little more expensive in previous costs than other types of lights, but with how long they last, these small upfront costs are easily offset and exceeded.