Four reasons to use energy-efficient lighting in retail stores
The way a retail store uses its lighting can make the setting more welcoming and comfortable for customers. This lighting is important to the daily operations of a retail store, but it consumes a lot of energy. This can be expensive for retail stores over time.
Retail store owners can switch to energy efficient LED and fluorescent light bulbs to save energy. While these bulbs can cost more upfront, they offer several benefits. Below, we’ll cover four reasons why switching to energy-efficient bulbs is beneficial for retail stores.
Four reasons to use energy-efficient light bulbs in retail stores
- Reduced energy consumption — The principle reason retail stores switch to energy-efficient bulbs is that they reduce energy consumption rates. Reducing energy consumption results in lower utility bills, which saves a retail business a lot of money in the long run. Furthermore, using energy-efficient bulbs may qualify your store for incentives from the government or your energy provider.
- Longer lifespan — Popular energy-efficient light bulb choices are LED bulbs and fluorescent bulbs. Besides reducing energy consumption, an advantage these bulbs offer is that they last for a long time. Traditional incandescent bulbs usually burn out around 1,000 to 2,000 hours. Energy-efficient bulbs often exceed 20,000 hours of operation.
- Versatility — LED light bulbs can be used in light fixtures designed to dim the brightness of the light. This can be useful in retail settings where adjusting the brightness of the light is necessary if the layout of the store changes. LED bulbs can also operate in extreme temperatures, so they’re useful for lighting on storefronts in areas with hot or cold temperatures.
- Durability — Incandescent bulbs are often cased in glass because glass can withstand the heat better than plastic casing. However, glass breaks easily, which makes incandescent bulbs hazardous to work around. LED bulbs produce little heat so their casing can be made with more durable materials than glass.
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