LEDs or Solid State Lighting require a very low amount of energy to operate. Imagine if your 20 MPG pick-up truck could now drive 130 miles on one gallon – that is what advancements in LED technology over the past 10 years have done to traditional lighting.
Cut down your electricity consumption from lighting by an average of 75% by having Bright Ideas implement the most energy efficient lighting solution available today. In the case of Incandescent lighting, LEDs consume up to 90% less energy.
The wattage equivalency is as follows:
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Make your space come alive! No matter how good of a product you sell, if the space is not lit properly, it will not make a difference. Switching to our LED solution is like adding color to a black and white movie…you start to see it in a different light.
LEDs produce a more aesthetically pleasing quality of light and with their unique and eye-catching design, LED lamps add a great deal of style to the overall look.
Importance of Lighting
At Bright Ideas we know that having the right lighting makes all the difference. The color and quality of light can significantly impact human behavior. Think of how inspired you are to work in a dark cave versus summer on a beach.
- Performing surgery in a dimly lit cave
- Mona Lisa looking like a kindergarten doodle
- Is like watching a sunset in Black and White
The quality and color of light has a significant psychological impact on a wide range of human emotions and activities. Knowing how to intelligently apply a specific type of light to a setting is a critical component of a Bright Ideas’ Lighting Solution.
All too often hallways, stairwells, and exterior areas are not well lit which often leads to safety issues. As part of our lighting consultation, a Bright Ideas representative uses a lumen meter to determine the necessary lumen output for each area of the facility. Due to the high efficiency of LED lighting, a variation of just a few watts can have a dramatic impact on the brightness of an area. Every LED product used an in a Bright Ideas’ Lighting Solution is tuned specifically to each the area. Therefore choosing the right light makes all the difference.
Poetry by a dog, “violets are grey, roses are a different shade of grey, let’s go chase cars.” Don’t live your life in black and white.
LED lights produce a wide color spectrum of light that is measured by Kelvin. The standard range is 2300k (yellow) -8000k (blue), the color categories are warm white (2700k-3100k), cool white (6000k-8000k) and Daylight (4100k-5500k). Often when someone says “warm white”, they are assuming a color of 2700k, but most manufacturers only have access to a minimum of 3100k, therefore there is a not one uniform color for any category. One can easily see a big difference between 2700k and 3100k, so at Bright Ideas we make sure to show all color options to our clients so that can pick the exact kelvin rating for their project. This alleviates common light color discrepancy issues that often arise from others that use a “one size fits all” strategy.
The science behind our LED solutions is simple – they are better for your eyes. In turn, this has boundless intrinsic benefits for your employees, customers, and visitors. Like adding vitamins to your diet, our LED solution is bound to improve the long-term wellbeing of all who experience it.
In their study of lighting, Bommel, Beld, and Ooyen, claim that good lighting can be expected to increase productivity by approximately 8%. For a company with $500,000 in annual profits, that would equate to a $40,000 annual benefit. That is one quick break-even!
The light produced by LEDs is closer to that of daylight which in contrast to fluorescent lighting, requires less effort for the eye to process. This superior type of light produced by LEDs is called Scoptically Advanced Lighting. The benefits of Scotopic Lighting are:
Reduced Visual Fatigue
Since the light source allows our pupils to be smaller by enhancing the eye’s scotopic response, the eye works less leading to less visual fatigue.
Reduced Disability Glare
Disability glare is defined by the Illuminating Engineering Society as “glare resulting in reduced visual performance and visibility”. It is often accompanied by discomfort. Because the fovea contains only cones, just the photopic content of the ambient or general light is responsible for disability glare. Therefore, scotopically enhanced light sources with adequate but diminished photopic light also serve to reduce disability glare while improving the brightness sensation and reducing eye fatigue.
Scotopic Enhanced Lighting Saves Energy
Both vision and brightness are enhanced with scotopically enhanced lighting. Adoption of light sources with high S/P ratios can also lead to substantial energy savings if vision and brightness are maintained at the same levels as achieved with standard lighting.
A 50% reduction in direct energy consumption and a reduction of relevant HVAC loads are achievable.
Scotopically enhanced lighting, mainly LED, are the preferred lighting for interior spaces because it is the most visually and energy efficient. The new research demonstrates the superiority of scotopically enhanced light sources.
All products made and sold by Bright Ideas have a rated lifespan of 50,000 operating hours. That means if your building operates its lighting 12 hours/day, 7 days/week, they will last over 12 years. The lifespan of just one of our LED bulbs equates to 50 incandescent lamps or 5 fluorescent bulbs.
The “life” of a lamp is generally accepted as the number of hours a light will operate before the luminous output drops to 70% of its original intensity. A power LED industry group, Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST) conducted tests in a commercial lighting environment that showed people generally did not notice a gradually diminishing LED light output until it had dropped by 30% of its original brightness. This value is known as L70.
Most quality LED’s available today offer a L70 of 50,000 to 60,000 hours. So, if an LED light is used on average for 2.5 to 3 hours per day, then it will reach L70 in around 50 years. A commercial parking lot running its lights for 12 hours per day / 7 days per week can expect its light for over 12 years. An office operating at typical 8am – 6pm hours Monday – Friday won’t need to change a light bulb for the next 20 years!
When making any capital equipment purchases, businesses must always consider the tax implications. In this case, Uncle Sam is on your side and we will help you take advantage of all the related benefits by providing valuable CPA advice for free.
For the year 2014, utilizing the Section 179 deduction can significantly enhance your bottom line, especially when implementing our LED lighting solution. By moving forward with the project prior to 12/31/14, your company will be able to maximize the tax strategy by accelerating the receipt of the tax benefit. When combining this with our “Pay-As-You-Save” program, the project will cost nothing out of pocket, and your business will have a significant positive cash inflow from our LED lighting solutionAs a result, the savings and the tax benefit will allow your business to apply the extra cash towards other business operating costs or anywhere else you see fit.
All these savings are not even taking the rebates into consideration. Learn more about our rebates initiative
Reducing your cooling load and save 15% or more on your HVAC usage
A rising tide lifts all boats. Our customized LED lighting solution is like a stock that not only appreciates in value but makes your other investments go up. Since LEDs emit virtually no heat, your HVAC system will have to work less in order to keep you cool. In turn, this brings tremendous savings directly to your bottom line. What a treat!
The average annual HVAC savings gained from switching to LED lighting is approximately 15% of the overall energy consumed by lighting. So you will reduce your annual energy consumption by an average of 15% on top of the wattage reduction savings.Unlike any other lighting technology, LEDs by nature do not radiate heat when operating leading. Lamps that use filaments such as Incandescent and Fluorescent rely on energized particles to be heated in order to generate light. In the instance of halogen lighting, a small piece of tungsten is bombarded with electrons which “excites” the molecules of the filament, releasing photons of light that we all so much enjoy. The result is that the tungsten reaches extremely high temperatures and radiates this heat out in the space is occupies. 90% of all electricity used by an incandescent and halogen bulb is turned into heat. This fact alone demonstrates why these older technologies are so inefficient. Some may enjoy the heat given off by these lights in the winter, but there are far more efficient ways to heat a space.
Contrarily an LED is not dependent on heat to operate. It operates using DC electricity (direct current) and semi-conductors to create its illumination. Therefore the small amount of heat that is produced is a byproduct of the electrical reaction instead of the key lighting component. The heat generated is not radiated, but rather held within the lamp and captured via heat sync. So you can say goodbye to your little heaters and hello to the new cool kid in town.
Exhausted your capital improvements budget for the year? Or maybe there is not enough cash on hand to justify an LED upgrade? We have you covered with out “Pay-As-You-Save” program. It works just the way it sounds – you pay us out of your savings over a given period and then the solution is yours to keep.