As a matter of fact, the types of LED bulbs available f […]
As a matter of fact, the types of LED bulbs available for use in businesses aren't much different than those designed for home use. Home and commercial LED lights work on the same principle, they contain a chip that glows when electrical power is applied. The size of the bulb, its intended use and application all determine where it is best used.
The energy star program was conceived to help people better understand their energy conservation options. The rating has come to symbolize a certain standard of quality. LED bulbs, commercial or domestic, are still in their early stages, and looking for products that are energy star approved may help reduce the occurrence of difficulties with poorly manufactured lamps.
Since a majority of commercial lighting involves recessed or canned lighting, and LED bulbs release very little of their energy in the way of heat, they are ideal candidates for office situations. Their direct lighting and good intensity will allow you to provide focused light where it is most needed. They work with dimmer switches which will help adjusting the lighting to the needs of the individual, and perhaps best of all for the bottom line, they save money on utilities.
When push comes to shove, though, while the applications and fixtures may be a bit different, the bulbs remain essentially the same. You have your option of a standard appearing bulb that fits in just about every normal fixture. Additionally, you now have LED bulbs that fit in standard fluorescent fixtures common in commercial applications, those that fit exit signs and those that fit cans and can even be directed towards a specific spot.
The real logic behind using LED bulbs either at home or in a commercial setting is the savings that you experience over the life of the bulb. Both locations experience fairly significant reductions in utility bills as LED bulbs consume up to 90% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and about 50% what a CFL uses. For commercial settings, where the heat generated by lighting can be significant, additional savings in summer cooling costs also add up.
So, if you want to save money on electricity bill, either in home or commercial setting, LED lighting is your best option.