Light bulbs have been in the news lately as the ban on the manufacture of new incandescent lights has gone into effect. While this change largely affects homeowners because few businesses relied on incandescent lighting, it has brought more attention to the available lighting options for all settings. This has caused many businesses to revaluate their use of fluorescent lights, and many have begun to install LED lighting instead. How LED lights work Unlike other styles of light bulbs, LEDs consist of many individual light emitting diodes that are each about the size of a grain of sand. These diodes are typically a mix of red, green, and blue that combine to create white light or virtually any other color. One of the key differences is that instead of emitting light in all directions, the diodes emit light only in the direction they’re facing. This makes them a great option for Led ceiling panel lighting, where much of the light from traditional bulbs shines towards the ceiling and is wasted.

Problems with fluorescent bulbs

Many businesses have used fluorescent bulbs for their overhead lighting for years. In most cases, it is simply a matter of fluorescent bulbs being the cheapest to install. In other cases, it’s simply what’s always been done. There are three key problems with fluorescent bulbs. First, they are not ideal for settings where lighting will be turned off for energy savings because turning them on and off reduces their lifespan. Second, they cannot be dimmed to change a store’s atmosphere. Third, they make a low buzzing noise, which can make a store or office less comfortable for its occupants.

How LED lights are an improvement

The key advantage of LED lights in a retail setting is their adaptability — stores know that how they set up their displays matter, and the ability to change color, direction, and brightness of LED lights can go a long way to achieving the desired effect. For all business settings, LED lights also provide energy savings, both because directed lighting means no wasted light and because they are more efficient in general. Finally, they have a much longer lifespan. Even though the initial installation cost is higher, LED lights last long enough to recoup this expense from lower replacement costs as well as the energy savings.