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5 Reasons to Change Over to LED Lighting

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With prices decreasing and improvements made to LED technology in the past ten years, the argument in favor of LED lighting has become much stronger.


Duke Dejong  ·  November 6, 2017

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With prices decreasing and improvements made to LED technology in the past ten years, the argument in favor of LED lighting has become much stronger.

As the gap on both continues to narrow, the most common lighting question I still get these days is: Why should I switch to LED lighting? While there are still some uses that I still prefer incandescent lighting for, I have five key reasons for believing every church would benefit in making the switch of their stage lighting to LED fixtures.

1) The Disparity is Narrow

About 10 years ago, when LED Par lights were starting at $500 and conventional Par fixtures were only $100 to 150, I could see why the expense was tough to justify. Now a decade later, we have solid economy LED Par type fixtures that start in the $100 to 150 range, and many actually come close to matching the same output in both brightness and color temperature of their incandescent counterparts.

For many churches, replacing conventional house lights with LED house lights would pay for itself in just two to three years based on the electrical savings alone.

And speaking of color temperature, many, if not most of the LED lighting fixtures available to us today have significantly improved color quality, so LED white actually looks like white and the colors produced by those lights also look fantastic.

2) Lower Power Consumption

I don’t have hard data for you since it depends on the fixture, but almost without exception, when using LED fixtures, you will eliminate a good deal of power consumption which will translate into steady power savings.

Let’s say you usually use (20) 500 watt PAR fixtures for top and set lighting and you can replace that with (20) 50 watt LED fixtures. That equals a savings of 9,000 watts of power, which for the 15 to 30 hours your lights may be on every week, those savings will add up fast.

For many churches, replacing conventional house lights with LED house lights would pay for itself in just two to three years based on the electrical savings alone.

Your stage lighting can also produce similar savings.

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COMMENTS

By OnSiteLED on November 9, 2017

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