Why LED Lighting
Lighting accounts for more than 50% of a building’s energy cost. But property owners can offset up to 70% of that cost simply by installing energy-efficient LED lighting and control.
Energy-efficient LED lighting represents one of the lowest-risk, highest-return investments your company can make in green technology. For every dollar you spend on a new lighting system, you’ll save 50 cents to 1 dollar per year. That’s up to a 100% return and an investment that keeps on giving. Invest once and enjoy the savings year after year. PCS Energy customers typically experience lighting energy savings with a payback period of 2 to 3 years, and in some cases, a positive cash flow in the first year.
PCS Energy specializes in energy saving lighting solutions that are simple and straightforward, that won’t disrupt your property, and that are good for the environment. As property owners seek to lower their utility bills, many are realizing that lighting is an excellent way to reduce energy costs while moving toward a sustainable future. PCS Energy analyzes your property’s lighting energy use and design and provides a cost-effective, turnkey, environmentally friendly solution. Our team includes leading professionals in lighting systems engineering and implementation services to ensure your solution is operating at maximum efficiency and saving you money.
LED Lighting Start to Finish
We send one of our expert technicians to do a comprehensive lighting audit and analysis of your property’s current lighting.
After the audit and analysis, we create a lighting proposal that shows you the options and recommendations made by our LED specialist.
Our team of experienced electricians install all approved lighting in your property in a swift and professional manner.
- Reduced Maintenance
- Energy Efficiency
- Ecologically Friendly
- Durable Quality
- Light Dispersion
Your maintenance cost will be significantly reduced due to the long life of LED lighting. Long life time stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational life time expectation of up to 100,000 hours. This is about 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of operation 50% of the time. If you keep an LED fixture on for 8 hours per day, it would take around 34 years before you’d have to replace the LED. Because of the long life span of LED lights, the maintenance work is significantly reduced—think of all the work and energy it takes to purchase, stock, and change the conventional light bulbs in a large multi-family building—you’ll see that you can enjoy significant savings when it comes to maintenance and replacement due to the long operational life of LED lighting.
Today’s most efficient way of illumination, LEDs have an energy efficiency of 80%–90%, which is much higher than traditional lighting using conventional filament bulbs. This means that for LEDs, about 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light, while only 20% is lost and converted into other forms of energy, such as heat. With traditional incandescent light bulbs that operate at only 20% energy efficiency, 80% of the electricity is lost as other forms of energy, primarily heat. Imagine the following scenario: If you use traditional lighting and have an electricity bill of, for example, $100, then $80 out of that has been used to heat the room, not to light it! Using LED illumination with 80% efficiency, the electricity costs would be around $20, and you’d have saved around $80. The long operational life of LED lighting acts as a multiplier and helps achieve even more energy efficiency, especially for large scale properties like apartment buildings.
LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent light bulbs contain a number of materials, like mercury, that are dangerous for the environment. LED lights contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, and they will help you reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. The long operational life span mentioned above also means that one LED light bulb can save the material and production of 25 incandescent light bulbs. This is a big step toward a greener future!
LEDs are extremely durable and built with sturdy components that are rugged and can withstand even the roughest conditions. Because LED lights are resistant to shock, vibrations, and external impacts, they make great lighting systems for rough conditions and exposure to weather, wind, rain, or even vandalism.
LED lighting is designed to focus its light and can be directed to a specific location without the use of an external reflector, achieving a higher application efficiency than conventional lighting. Well-designed LED illumination systems are able to deliver light to the desired location more effciently.