Lighting your parking lot is imperative to preserving the safety of employees and customers who want to visit your business. If your parking lot is left dark, it raises the risk of car accidents and vandalism among other misfortunes. Perhaps you have LED lights around your parking lot right now, but you’re starting to wonder if it’s time to replace them. Watch for these signs to see if you need LED replacements for your parking lot.
Not Energy Efficient
Just like in any home, you want to have energy-efficient lighting in your business, and that includes in the parking lot. If you don’t have energy-efficient lighting, getting LED replacements may be in your best interest. LED bulbs use a fraction of the energy of incandescent bulbs, making them a much more efficient lighting option.
Lights Burn Out Frequently
If you find that your light bulbs burn out regularly, it may be time to switch to LED lighting. When you get LED replacements, your lights won’t burn out nearly as often. Some LED lights can last as long as 50,000 hours, which is roughly eleven years. Other lights may need to be replaced around three times during that time frame, meaning you save time having to replace lights down the road.
Increase in Crime
If you ever find yourself having to walk alone in the middle of the night, you want to be in a well-lit area, and parking lots should be no exception. While crimes are not likely to happen on commercial property, having a poorly-lit business does raise the likelihood that a crime will take place. If you get LED replacements for your parking lot, you’ll have a well-illuminated area that will help reduce the crime rate around your property.
Increase in Utility Costs
One of the good things about getting LED replacements is that your electric bill goes down. While LED lighting is more expensive initially, you’ll see the savings as time goes on. This is because LED lights use significantly less power than other light bulbs.
LED is the most ecologically-sound choice available. Contrary to incandescent bulbs, LED lights don’t emit any UV rays or mercury, meaning they don’t release as many chemicals into the air. LED lighting is made out of non-toxic substances, so it is an environmentally-friendly choice. You can even recycle the light bulb after it burns out in the distant future.
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