We are all aware of our responsibility when it comes to our carbon footprint. With lighting accounting for 20% of all the energy consumption in the UK, businesses are feeling the hit. The financial savings are undeniable and INUI have created a simple LED lighting calculator which estimates just how much money can be saved by switching to an LED solution over traditional incandescent bulbs…
The environmental benefits of LED lighting are plain to see – pollutant-free with no mercury, glass or toxic materials, and 100% recyclable. Traditional lighting loses almost 95% of its energy simply just by producing heat but with LED, this figure drops massively to just 5%. And it’s not only the environment that benefits from LED lighting, as it has proven to increase productivity and decrease eye strain and migraines in office workers.
So, just how much money can you save by switching to LED lighting? It has the potential to reduce lighting costs by as much as 90% whilst dramatically reducing a building’s energy usage. Not only this, but LED lights are tougher and 8 to 10 times more durable than their predecessors, meaning lower maintenance costs and an impressive lifespan.
Take for example a 1000 square feet office containing 40 lights, all at 40 wattage. Based on a typical £0.1 kilowatt per hour, your existing electricity consumption stands at 14.720 kWh, leaving your running costs per year at £537.28. By switching to LED lighting, your new electricity consumption, (based on a 60% reduction over your current lighting installation wattage required for office use), would be 5.89 kWh, with your running costs at a much lower £214.91 – saving you more than 50%. As a result, your total annual savings would be an impressive £322.37, with your CO2 emissions savings left at 1386.18 (based on a conversion factor of 0.43kgCO@/kWh).
With the help of INUI’s LED lighting calculator, you can estimate the savings your business or home could make by switching to an LED solution. With LED lighting earning its title as the best alternative to natural lighting, it’s not difficult to see why people are turning to this technology to light their offices and homes.