Along with HVAC systems, lighting is responsible for a significant amount of any business’s energy usage. Electric lighting accounts for up to 40 percent of commercial building energy consumption in the United States.
Upgrading to commercial LED lighting significantly improves energy efficiency, reduces operational costs, and creates an eco-friendlier environment by impacting the overall carbon footprint. Reducing electrical energy consumption decreases energy requirements from power companies that use fossil fuels to meet electricity demands from commercial buildings.
In addition to reducing energy consumption and the inherent cost savings, employee productivity increases when lighting is optimized to task and time of day. Having the right lighting is becoming a more critical issue for employers. While natural light is best for workers, LED is an ideal alternative for indoor environments. Multiple studies have shown that optimized LED lighting dramatically improves employee performance in visual and cognitive tasks, reduces fatigue, increases activity, improves reaction times, and boosts morale.