LED vs. Fluorescent Lighting: Which is Best for My Company?

Companies are often searching for new ways to save money. The team at BEPC understands the need to limit capital spent on operational expenses, such as lighting. But what is the best lighting option for business expenses?

There are reasons to use both LED and Fluorescent lighting in your office, but there are several factors to consider before making a final decision between the two.

Lighting Saving for Your Company with LED and CFL Bulbs

Both lighting options are better that using incandescent bulbs, and are more environment friendly. To understand the benefits of both types of lighting, read on to see how your business can save money by reducing energy costs.

Fluorescent or CFL Bulbs

Fluorescent bulbs, also known as Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL), are a stepping stone between incandescent bulbs and LED lights. CFLs are smaller versions of incandescent lights, but can last longer, sometimes even up to 10 years. These bulbs are more efficient than incandescent bulbs and are generally less expensive than a full LED lighting upgrade.

The CFL bulbs emit less CO2 than its predecessor, the incandescent bulb, while still giving off a ‘cool’ light in comparison to the bright, shocking illumination of the incandescent bulb.

LED Lighting

The counterpart to CFL bulbs is LED lighting. LED lights are the leading energy efficient option on the market. They can last up to 10 times longer than the CFL bulbs and are more durable in the long run.

LEDs are mercury-free, unlike the CFL lightbulbs, and are often more efficient in their watt output than traditional light bulbs. Businesses or venues that upgrade to an LED lighting system can often save money in the long run by cutting the cost of their power and energy bills.

Lighting Cost Savings

One of the top motivators for a lighting redesign is cost, but the main difference between LED and fluorescent lighting is the cost savings.

Both LED and CFL lights are leaps and bounds ahead of the incandescent bulb in longevity, but they are also more energy efficient and generally safer. CFL lights can save a business $30 – $50 per month on average. Since LED lights remain cool and require less watts to illuminate a room or building, LEDs last longer than your typical lightbulb. LEDs can help reduce the cost of monthly energy bills as well as eliminating the cost and hassle of purchasing regular lighting replacements.

Custom Lighting Redesigns with BEPC, LLC

If your company is ready to save money with their operational funds, then speak with the BEPC team about a custom lighting redesign. Our expert team will visit the location of the redesign and create a proposal based on the specific needs of the setting.

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