It may seem like a small thing to think about, but the type of lights that are installed in your business’s emergency lights are actually a critical component of your fire alarm system. Businesses often choose to use the standard fluorescent or incandescent lights because they have been used for years and are typically the cheaper option. With the advancements made today, however, light emitting diode (or LED) lights are available and offer many benefits for a cheaper price in the long-run.
- Cost-Effective – Believe it or not, LED lights are some of the most cost-efficient lights available on the market today. Most business owners want to know exactly how much these lights will actually save them, but that number is contingent on different factors. This number will typically depend on the facility in which they are being installed and how many lights there will be total. On average, a fluorescent bulb will have a general operating cost of $1.50 per year. LED bulbs only cost $1.00 per year. Emergency signs are required to be illuminated at all times, making it important that business owners choose the most cost-effective option.
- Lifespan – Another one of the biggest benefits of having LED lights installed in your emergency lights is their tremendous lifespan. LEDs actually work by relying on energy instead of burning a limited filament, which means that they can last for a much longer time. In comparison to fluorescents, LEDs can last up to 50,000 hours longer. This does not, however, mean that annual maintenance and inspections can be forgotten about, but it does mean that business owners do not have to have them replaced anywhere near as often.
- Efficiency – One of the main reasons that LED lights are so affordable in the long-run is their efficiency. LED lights run on a lower temperature than other types of lights while still offering the same amount of light energy.
LED lights a worthy investment for commercial fire alarm systems and emergency lights. They are not only more dependable, but are also much more cost-efficient. To find out more about having LED lights installed in your emergency lights and signs, contact the fire alarm system experts at A Total Solution, Inc. today!