If you're looking to replace High Pressure Sodium or Metal Halide fixtures in your outdoor space, consider making the shift to LED. With the U.S. Department of Energy noting that switching to LED lighting could cut energy consumption by nearly 50%, more and more businesses and municipalities are investing in energy efficient bollards to replace outdated fixtures. If you're on the fence, here are three reasons why making the switch to LED bollards might be right for your project.
As lighting has evolved to be more efficient, its design has become more pleasing well. Municipal beautification projects can benefit from the elegance of stainless steel LED bollards in structures such as parking lots and at the entrances to government buildings. In addition to the light that's produced, stainless steel LED bollards offer greater visibility for cars and pedestrians traveling at night. In contrast to styles that may become dated with time, stainless steel LED bollards also offer a timeless beauty that will grow as your city does, making them the obvious choice for unification across structures throughout town.
As we mentioned above, more and more people are switching to LED to reduce energy costs, but it can't be overstated how much long-term energy can be saved by making the switch. With energy reductions between 50-90%, that can translate to steep savings over time. In the home, this can mean the difference of a few dollars a year, but when thinking about city-wide energy expenditures, the savings can be staggering. Not only that, but less waste and more efficient lighting means reducing your municipality's carbon footprint, which makes them an ethical choice along with a cost-saving one.
The life of any LED light is measured differently than traditional lights. Rather than fizzling out, LED lights experience a decay in brightness over time. Knowing this, an LED bulb's lifespan is measured by the amount of time it takes for the light to lose 30% of its brightness. With that in mind, the average lifespan of an LED bulb is 50,000 hours, head and shoulders over competitors in terms of durability.
Regardless of whether you're making the shift away from outdating lighting for cost-efficient or aesthetic reasons, there's no denying that LED is the superior choice. With the right lighting, you can ensure that your garages, walkways, and entrances are updated with quality and style that will last for years to come.