Best Places to Install LED Lighting for Your Business

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When deciding whether or not to make the switch to LED lighting for your business, you may want to consider installing them in one part of your building at a time instead of all at once. It’s also a good way to test out whether you will want to choose LED for the entire building or only parts of it. While LED lights do save a lot of energy, there are places where it may not make much sense to install them if they will only be turned on for a short period each day. Here are the best places to first install LED lighting in your building:


  1. Staircases

This is probably not the first location that comes to mind but for employee safety, you must have lights on in your staircases 24/7. That’s a lot of energy being used and a great reason to make the switch to LED lighting. Plus, you won’t have to replace the bulbs as often which is not an easy task in a stairwell.


  1. Parking Garage

Your parking garage needs to be well lit at all times, even during the day since the sunlight is often blocked out by garage walls. You don’t want to stall traffic every time a bulb burns out and needs to be replaced so this is another great spot for LED lighting.


  1. Main entrance

The entrance to your building should always be well lit because it’s the first thing people say as they pass by your building and when they walk in. It’s also probably lit 24/7. If your entrance has tall ceilings, it’s frustrating having to bring out a tall ladder every time a bulb needs to be changed. A more long-lasting LED bulb will be the better choice here.


  1. Outside lights

Some businesses are open late and open early in the morning when it’s still dark out so they require many exterior lights. If these lights are left on overnight, that’s even more of a reason to replace them with LED lights.


  1. Rooms using MR16 Bulbs

MR16 lights are often used in retail lighting and establishments like art galleries and museums that require accent lighting. These bulbs have a very high operating temperature and they must be carefully handled or they risk a very shortened life. An LED light would be a much more beneficial bulb to use in place of MR16 bulbs.


Written by Joe Chenoweth, President of Smart Roofs

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