Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 16, 2012
Over the past few years, LED light bulbs have taken the lighting market by storm. Many people have already replaced their old light bulbs with light emitting diode technology in their residential applications. Now, there is a growing trend for businesses to make the switch to LED. Replacing existing bulbs with LED light bulbs is an easy way for businesses to go green and do their part in helping the environment. They use less energy than the traditional incandescent bulb, and convert that energy into light instead of heat, allowing them to shine brighter. According to the US Department of Energy, the switch to LEDs can help save up to 75-80% on your electric bill. Large companies should take this to heart and make the switch today. Go Green LED Bulbs, an LED light bulb company located in Round Lake Beach, IL, can help them do just that.
Go Green LED Bulbs now offers T8 LED Bulbs that are ideal for office buildings and other commercial entities. They are designed to retrofit existing incandescent or halogen T8 light bulb fixtures, lowering or wiping out any installation costs. These light bulbs emit less heat than your typical light bulb, which in turn additionally decreases energy costs due to the fact there is no need for cooling systems to operate. Now these bulbs can be installed in lighting applications throughout offices, restaurants, hotels, and more.
Not only does switching to these LED tube lights make a company look good in an altruistic sense, but they save the company a lot of money. The US Department of Energy calculates that LED’s use only 20 – 25% of the energy compared to their incandescent counterparts. LED bulbs are more expensive than incandescent bulbs upon initial purchase; however, LED’s last 25 times longer, meaning 25 incandescent bulbs would need to be replaced in the lifespan of only one LED bulb. This then, would cost you a total of twice as much as the initial purpose of one LED bulb. Additionally, with the LED bulb lasting 25 times longer, it eliminates the maintenance cost and time required to replace the incandescent bulbs.
The decision to convert becomes more appealing when rewards are offered. State governments and power companies also provide incentives for businesses switching to LED light bulbs. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 allows for any building that decreases its lighting power density by 25 – 50% to receive a tax reduction of $0.60 per square foot of the total office or building. For a complete list of incentives at state and local levels check out http://www.dsireusa.org/.
For More information on Alternative Energy and Statistics -
US Department of Energy: Energy Savers Division - http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/lighting_daylighting/index.cfm/mytopic=11975