The light emitting diode (LED) is an amazing technology for lighting. It’s efficacy – the amount of light produced for each watt of power – is constantly reaching new heights. LED lighting is now available in an array of fixtures for almost every conceivable lighting need. The life of LED fixtures has already proven to far exceed traditional fluorescent tubes and metal halide bulbs. Unlike fluorescents, LEDs are free of toxic mercury. LED chips are now available in many different color temperatures and color rendering levels.
You might be thinking, “That all sounds great, but why is now the time to change to LED lighting?” We can start you off with 3 reasons:
1. LED lighting can save you up to 70% in energy costs. This not only saves you money month after month for years to come, it is also good for our planet – the only home we have! LED lighting is one of the best and most immediate ways to cut down on the level of CO2 emissions from your facility. If we don’t take advantage of LED lighting now, we are continuing to incur a loss. Every month is another opportunity lost. Most utility companies are offering substantial rebates for commercial customers to switch to DLC-listed LED lighting, making the economics even better. These rebates may not continue if LED lighting becomes a legal requirement.
2. LED lighting technology is proven and mature. LED is no longer a brand-new, unstable technology. The U.S. Department of Energy, Lighting Research Center at RPI, IESNA, Design Lights Consortium (DLC) and standards organizations worldwide have provided the infrastructure to meet the goal of widespread adoption of LED lighting. While in past decades it may have made sense to wait for the technology to develop, the LED market is now ripe with reliable products. Among these, through detailed research and development, Big Shine LED offers only products with top performance and durability.
3. The turn-key solution is here. Lighting retrofits are complicated, and LED technology has its own set of standards, test methods, and terminology. Most companies don’t employ lighting experts with photometric software and lighting audit tools, but instead simply choose products and have electricians install them. That’s why we, Big Shine Energy, have been offering a complete turn-key service. We will work with you to fully understand your lighting needs, perform a free audit, provide 3D renderings and photometric plots, guide you through the rebate application forms, install the lighting and, if you choose, commission the controls for you.
Take a moment to browse our website and videos. You will see some of the 400 plus lighting upgrades that we have planned and installed. You will hear from many business owners who are delighted with the transformation of their space and with every aspect of our service.