After hearing about all the benefits of LED lights and evaluating the options for your business, you’ve decided to make the switch from traditional incandescent or fluorescent lighting to energy efficient LED lights.
Congratulations! But once you’ve decided to make the switch to LED lights, there are still many LED light options to select from. Here are some of the things you should consider when choosing the right LED light for your space.
LED light considerations
There are five things you should take into consideration before choosing a type of LED light. Each of the following questions will help you select the LED light that meets your needs best.
What is your goal with LED lights?
Before selecting a LED light, it is important to know what you are hoping to achieve with that light. On today’s market, there are a variety of LED lighting options. For example, the lighting needs of a large warehouse are much different than the needs of an office setting. To help narrow down your LED lighting options, consider the following:
- What are you hoping to achieve with the light
- What is the overall wattage consumption of the lights
- What is the quantity of light given off by the light source in lumens
- What beam angle would be ideal for the setting
- What color will you need in relation to the light output
Once you have identified the needs of your space, you will more easily be able to select the right LED lighting solution. LED lights are also programmable and are available with multiple light level or dimming options. They can also be purchased in different colors, both on the white light spectrum and in colored light.
Three things you don’t need to consider
LED lights have helped make lighting options more efficient and moved the lighting industry closer to a reduced carbon footprint. Technology in LED lighting has progressed so far, that there are some factors you don’t even need to work about when choosing LED lights.
- Energy consumption – Most LED lights use a fraction of the energy that their incandescent or fluorescent counterparts do
- Lifespan – LEDs last an average of 20 years before they need to be replaced
- Environmental impact – LED lights have a very minimal carbon footprint and don’t contain any harmful pollutants